Finding Xbox Series X in stock is still difficult, but not impossible. In this guide, we’ll help you buy an Xbox Series X and avoid paying exorbitant prices for Microsoft’s latest console.
We still haven’t seen Xbox Series X stock improve much as we go deeper into the year. While we may see gradual improvements, we expect inventory at retailers in the United States and elsewhere to continue to fluctuate over the coming months and maybe even years.
The chip shortage will even affect these consoles and could last well into 2022, meaning Xbox Series X stock won’t fully recover until later this year. The Biden administration thinks the chip shortage will extend into the second half of 2022.
That said, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger tells us: CNBC the chip shortage could last until 2024. Initially, the company thought the shortages would end in 2023.
If you’re planning on going ahead, we’ve got links to check for stock and a guide on how to get notified when the Xbox Series X is in stock at a store so you can order one quickly.
Where to find the Xbox Series X in stock now
The Xbox Series X is sold directly from several retailers. If you can’t find any stock there, you can buy a console from resale sites like eBay if you’re willing to pay a premium.
Here’s a rundown of where you can manually check for Xbox Series X stock. Manually checking for stock is smart because it gives you an edge over those who don’t regularly check the console’s availability.
You can also use these links to check if the Xbox Series S is in stock to save $200 if you don’t need a disc drive or that much horsepower.
Note that you can sign up for a stock alert with some of these retailers. We recommend using this method if the option is available.
How to find the Xbox Series X in stock
If you don’t want to manually check inventory in stores, you can sign up to receive tracking notifications from NuInStock† You can use these in addition to any inventory alerts that merchants let you set up right away. That’s how you do that:
- Visit the Xbox Series X page on NowInStock†
- Create a free account with NowInStock.
- Check your inbox for a verification email and click on the appropriate link to verify.
- Return to the Xbox Series X NowInStock page.
- Click Add/Manage Alerts in the right corner of the screen.
- Add an item to track it.
You can receive browser alerts, text alerts, or email alerts when the Xbox Series X is in stock at your favorite retailer, or another retailer if you don’t care who you buy it from.
You can also view the history of when the Xbox Series X was in stock at specific retailers. Use this to know when to manually check inventory or expect a warning.
How do I get an Xbox Series X now
Last year we were able to get our hands on an Xbox Series X with fast shipping via Xbox All Access† So if you’re in the market for a new console right away, this is definitely one route to consider.
If you don’t want to mess with inventory tracking at retailers, you can search for inventory on eBay. people are selling the Xbox Series X on eBay for much more than the suggested retail price. That’s far from ideal, of course, but it’s an option if you get tired of waiting.
Please make sure to read the listing before purchasing. We’ve seen questionable listings in the year since the Xbox Series X released. eBay is usually pretty good at closing them up, but you still need to be careful.
4 reasons not to install iOS 15.4.1 and 11 reasons why you should
Install iOS 15.4.1 for better security
If security is important to you, you should definitely consider installing Apple’s iOS 15.4.1 update right away.
iOS 15.4.1 has one new security patch and you can read more about it on Apple’s website† It helps protect your phone from damage.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. For more information about these patches, please visit: Apple’s security site for details†
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more information, please visit Apple’s security page†
If you missed iOS 15.3, you will also get the corresponding patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches for iPhone users. If you are interested in the details, you can read more about it here†
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you will get the security patch with your upgrade. More information about the switch can be found on Apple’s website†
If you missed Apple’s iOS 15.2 update, you’ll get the 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about it on the company’s security site†
iOS 15.2 also included some significant privacy upgrades. The software brought the company’s app privacy report to Settings. This lets you see how many times in the past seven days your apps accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts, and more. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 Apple’s communication security features for children. You’ll find these features in the Messages app, Siri, Spotlight, and Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.4.1 will bring the security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about it on Apple’s website†
If you missed iOS 15.0.2, you will also get the security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it here†
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you’re moving from iOS 14 and you’re interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read more about them on Apple’s security website†
Apple has updated its website with new information about iOS 15’s suite of security patches. The company now says the software has resolved an issue that could have exposed a user’s personal Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also states that iOS 15 fixed an issue that allowed apps to ignore privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or an older version of iOS, you will also receive the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.4.1 update.
In addition to these patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades, including improvements to Siri. Requests to Siri are now processed on the device itself with Neural Engine. This makes it safer.
If you’re an Apple Card user, you now get a security code that changes regularly to use in online transactions.
Apple has also added a built-in authenticator, similar to Google Authenticator. Allows you to generate verification codes for enhanced login security under your passwords.
There is also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.