The most recent news from China says that Apple has solved the low yield rates on key components that were said to be holding back the device, with the company ramping up production in June with an eye to an October release date. In the past, the price of new i Phones has broadly similar from year to year.
But in predicting huge sales and big profits for next month, it seems Apple is almost certain to reveal the i Phone X along with the i Phone 8 and i Phone 8 Plus in September.
They may launch in limited numbers, but should land in enough quantities to give Apple the kind of financial boost it’s predicting.
Right now we've no concrete new about i Phone X deals.
But we'll outline our pick of the best contracts when networks go live with pricing.
Factor in a weak pound and it could mean the actual UK price is £1,000. Well, we'd anticipate that contracts with no upfront charge will likely start at around £70 per month.
If you don't mind paying a bit upfront, we think you're probably looking at £60 per month.
But going by Apple's past form, it'll be unveiled in mid or late-September.
In previous years, Apple has made the phones available to pre-order directly from its site a few days later.
That's not to say that we won't get a phone called the i Phone 8.