The empty stores during the launch of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus were only the calm before the storm, as reports from across the world are hinting at huge lines outside the Apple stores for the launch of the iPhone X. The tenth-anniversary iPhone is launching globally today, including in India. While people have already got their hands on the iPhone X in Australia thanks to times zones, Indians will have to wait till 6 in the evening to get their hands on the beauty. But considering multiple reports on the production shortage of the iPhone X, you might be hard pressed on getting your hands on one tonight. Calling the iPhone X beautiful is an understatement. For the 24 hours (and more) that our Chief Ed has been using it, he feels the iPhone X strikes the perfect balance between sex appeal and functionality. So, let’s see if we can bust some myths about Apple’s best iPhone ever and how you can get one soon, if not today.

The iPhone X? Uhh.. What’s that?

1/5The iPhone X? Uhh.. What’s that?
The iPhone X? Uhh.. What’s that?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have heard about Tim Cook unveiling a radically different iPhone which is more screen and less body. The iPhone X comes ten years after Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone. And this time, it features an OLED display with almost no bezels around it, save for a notch on top housing the FaceID tech.

Yes, the iPhone X has ditched the ubiquitous home button and uses a Kinect-like combination of sensors and cameras to recognise your face. And for the little time we tested it, it’s pretty accurate.

Moreover, the iPhone X houses a vertically aligned dual camera with both lenses optically stabilised which converts to better low light photos and stable videos. The camera is also the window to augmented reality which arrived with the new iPhones.

But more than the features, it’s how the new iPhone X is designed that will make or break the deal. After years of sticking to the same design aesthetic, the iPhone X is a refreshing change. No wonder it has got everyone excited for it.

It won’t cost as much, will it?

2/5It won’t cost as much, will it?
It won’t cost as much, will it?
It’s the iPhone. And the best one at that. So the answer should be pretty evident. Nevertheless, the 64GB iPhone X is retailing for Rs 89,900 in India while the 256GB iPhone X has breached the Rs 1-lakh ceiling and comes for Rs 1,00,200.

It’s most definitely expensive, but trust us when we say it, it’s worth every penny. In comparison to the best Android phone out there (the Pixel 2 XL), the iPhone X does what it does with sheer perfection.

But in case you don’t want to pay as much, read on..

Okay, I can’t afford it. What do I do?

3/5Okay, I can’t afford it. What do I do?
Okay, I can’t afford it. What do I do?
When the iPhone X was announced back in September, a lot of memes were doing the rounds about how you can go to another country and buy the iPhone X and it will still cost you less than what it’s priced here. Well, that’s not quite untrue.

Since Apple now provides global warranty to the iPhones, it doesn’t matter where you are buying it from. The iPhone X is priced at $999 in the US, which roughly converts to Rs 65,000. So if you have a kind relative staying abroad, who can stand in the queue, buy it and ship it over to you, it will come for much lesser. Of course, there will be some taxes involved, but it definitely won’t go over Rs 1 lakh.

However, if it's still beyond your means, check out all the phones that don't cost as much.

I am a patriot on a budget and want to buy the iPhone X in India. Any options?

4/5I am a patriot on a budget and want to buy the iPhone X...
I am a patriot on a budget and want to buy the iPhone X in India. Any options?
If buying it from abroad is not happening, quite a few telecom companies have teamed up with Apple to sell the iPhone X through their online stores with attractive offers.

Reliance Jio for instance, is giving a 70 percent buyback offer if you buy it from its online store, MyJio or from Amazon India. If you are already a Jio user, you are eligible for the offer. The buyback can be claimed for the MyJio app and is valid till 31st December 2017.

You will also need to recharge for Rs 799 every month for a year or just pay Rs 9999 up front.

Once you follow these steps, Reliance Jio will buyback the iPhone X after a year from October 1, 2018 to December 31st 2018. Jio will give back 70 per cent of the amount in the form of vouchers redeemable at the Jio stores or in Reliance Digital.

Apart from Jio, Airtel is also offering the iPhone X through its online store with doorstep delivery free of charge. If you have a Citibank credit card, a Rs 10,000 cashback can be availed between 6pm on November 3 to 7am November 4.

I have the money and the energy to queue up outside the stores in the evening.

5/5I have the money and the energy to queue up outside the...
I have the money and the energy to queue up outside the stores in the evening.
Well, that’s great. Surely, you must have pre-ordered the device on October 27. Because if you haven’t, it will be difficult to get your hands on them. Stocks got over within 30 minutes of opening the pre-orders on Flipkart.

If you haven’t pre-ordered, tough luck. Apple suggests you reach your nearby Apple-authorised retailer early to get your hands on the beauty. Quantities will be limited and the demand is a lot. Lets just hope you didn’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed today.