Apple accessories when pre-ordering for home delivery?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ogdogg, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. ogdogg macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    I've never pre-ordered an iPhone before. Can someone tell me if you can also pre-order accessories?

    Basically, I just want to know if I can have a "bumper" delivered to my house along with my iPhone or if I need to go into an Apple store on launch day to get one.
  2. maryannee macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2009
    Last year I remember some people got their new iphones delayed in shipping because of some out of stock accessories they wanted. So the iphone was held up until the accessories were back in stock.
  3. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    In my experience with backorder items with Apple, they always ship the item that's in stock right away and charge you for that item. When they get the other item in stock, they charge you, then ship it. This all depends on if you decided to group your shipments together or ship as they become available (don't know if Apple has this option).
  4. ogdogg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    Now I'm a little scared. I hadn't thought of having my order delayed because of an out of stock item. I guess now my plan is to wake up early on the 15th and order my 2 iPhones separately from the bumpers. Hopefully that works out for me.
  5. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    In seeing experiences from others when ordering phones or other new products, I would strongly encourage you to order everything else separate from the phone It might be fine, but then again you could be sitting phone-less while others celebrate the arrival of their new toy.
  6. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    I'm going to agree with Kadman. There's nothing wrong with creating a second order for your shipment, except a few more minutes of your time, and maybe a separate shipping charge (isn't it free shipping?). Not worth all the headache if you don't do it.

    I'll be placing my iPhone 4 orders and order their bumper cases separately.
  7. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    Apple does not hold the order until all items are ready to ship.

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