They’re not really trying to preorder, they’re trying to get preapproved for another round of the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program.What are you trying to pre-order?
It doesnt but its good to do as early as possible in case you run into a problem with citizens oneNothing here, either, but at least timing shouldn't matter for pre-approval. On the other hand, if pre-ordering doesn't become available at 12:01 am on the 27th, there'll be a lot of disappointed people!
I don’t think there is a priority but everyone on IUP is also buying Apple Care which is another $200 for every iPhone sold where as not everyone buying outright purchases Apple Care.
Yeah imagine we actually wanted a level playing field. All Apple is doing for us is giving us a chance to get the extra paperwork out of the way so we all, no matter how you’re paying for it, have an equal chance to get a phone.