Even Apple's Eddy Cue can't get his hands on an Xbox this Christmas

Xbox Series X Controller
Xbox Series X Controller (Image credit: Jez Corden/Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Apple VP Eddy Cue has followed a Twitter account designed to help people find new Xbox stock.
  • Microsoft's Xbox Series X is proving difficult to get hold of this Christmas.
  • Xbox Series S is a little easier to find.

As anyone who has tried to pick up an Xbox Series X knows, getting your hands on one this Christmas isn't the easiest thing in the world. You don't have to tell that to Apple's Eddy Cue, though — he's already well aware and he's using Twitter to bag one of his own.

We know that because the Big Tech Alert Twitter account told us that Cue is now following the @XboxStockAlerts account — an account that does nothing but tells everyone when a retailer has Microsoft's hottest console available to buy.

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Whether Cue wants to get his hands on a new Xbox to send as a Christmas gift isn't clear of course, but I like to imagine that he's desperate to get his Halo Infinite on this holiday season. He really should be, too — Windows Central's Halo Infinite review shows just how great this title is.

If Cue really is struggling, the cheaper Xbox Series S is a great option — not that the money will likely be a consideration for a big Apple executive, of course. Cue could also make use of Apple Arcade and just play on his iPhone 13, but Halo Infinite isn't in the App Store. Maybe he could just play on a PC instead!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.