Apple's physical stores will have the iPhone X in stock next Friday, Nov. 3, the company announced in a press release Tuesday -- but it encourages customers to arrive early. iPhone X preorders open this Friday, Oct. 27.
Apple Stores will open at 8 a.m. local time around the world.
Is the advice a consequence of a possible shortage of iPhone X units? Or a way to make sure there are plenty of newsy and photogenic lines Friday morning, something it didn't see with the iPhone 8?
We'll find out next Friday.
Correction, 12.18 p.m. ET: A previous version of this story stated that Apple Stores would have stock this Friday, Oct. 27. The iPhone X goes on sale Nov. 3.