Apple will be launching three new iPhone models today. The fancy OLED iPhone X, the less expensive iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone 8 models.
Apple’s anniversary phone, iPhone X comes with many features, including an OLED screen that could restrict supply. There have been numerous reports pointing to limited availability over the past few months.
It is worthwhile to remember that last year, pre-orders of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus in jet black sold out within hours.
If you have $1000+ to spare and have been eagerly awaiting the anniversary model, you will have the best luck if you pre-order the iPhone when it is released.
The pre-ordering process will start on Oct 27 and the units will ship on Nov 9th. In the past, pre-ordering started on Friday at 12:01 a.m Pacific (or 3 AM Eastern!!) and will probably be the same this Friday. You will probably need to set up an alarm or try to get the pre-order in before you decide to call it a night!
It is important that you remember that Preordering cannot be done in person at the Apple store.
Pre-Ordering the iPhone X
There are two options when you place an Online preorder. You can either order for delivery to your doorstep, or order for pickup from a specific local Apple Store. Once you have placed your order, you will be able to review and track your order using Apple’s order tracking site.
In the past, you could pre-order using either the Apple.com website or the Apple Store phone app.
Since the traffic on the Apple.com site is expected to be massive when the pre-ordering starts at 12 AM Pacific, your best bet is to try placing the pre-order using the Apple Store app. Make sure that your Apple-ID is kosher and working on the Appstore app before the pre-order time.
It ‘s important that you decide the model, color and storage requirements before you are ready to pre-order. Making decisions at 3 AM EST is probably not the best time.
You can only buy the new iPhone from your local Apple store once it has been released.
Apple Store Experience For Picking up New iPhone
When you choose pickup from store, that reserves a phone for you at that store on launch day – you are guaranteed to get it as long as you show up within the allotted time.
The pre-ordering makes it convenient in that you will probably have to wait on a short line if you are picking up your iPhone from your local store.
The other line ( the real long one) is usually for the walk-in purchasers. Stores do carry surplus stock to meet the walk-in demand. Chances are that you may wait on this line for hours and not end up getting the device if the stock runs out.
If you are enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade program, you can choose to upgrade to the newest iPhone model if you wish provided you have already made 12 monthly payments on your existing iPhone. Please note that IUP members are not given a priority for the upgrades. They may have to wait if there is short supply of the new iPhone X.
Its that time of the year already if you have been saving up for the iPhone upgrade.
Good Luck with the Pre-ordering process!