Customers buying their new Pixel XL from Verizon are increasingly reporting longer and longer shipping delays, with some customers seeing their delivery date pushed back a month already. The latest revelation sees text messages stating that deliveries won’t arrive until near the end of December, and potential buyers looking to pick up a phone will have to wait until next year.
At the time of writing, Verizon’s website states that regular Pixel orders will still be posted out in a timely manner. However, the 32GB Pixel XL won’t ship until January 11th 2017, while the 128GB model will be delayed until January 13th. However, given that existing customers are still receiving text messages pushing back their shipping schedules because of stock shortages, these dates could turn out to be optimistic.
This isn’t the first time that Verizon’s Pixel XL has been delayed. Two weeks ago, we saw a similar situation where a Verizon customer received a two week shipping delay on the date that the package was supposed to arrive. Back then, phones were tipped to be arriving in early December, so the delays only look to be growing.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised at the situation, as Google has often struggled with stock shortages for its smartphone line-ups. The Pixel series looks to have been a particularly big hit for the company this year, with estimates putting Google at 3 million units sold in 2016, and 6 million projected for next year. Although this isn’t a great excuse for a stock shortage. In total, phones could generate $3.8 billion in revenue for Google next year.
If you’ve been hit with one of Verizon’s delays, let us know in the comments below.