Apple Stores in Canada Accepting iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Reservations, Launch Day Pickup Still a Possibility

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    If you live in Canada and haven't pre-ordered an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max yet, you might still be able to score one on launch day.


    Apple has activated its Reserve and Pickup system in Canada, allowing customers to place an in-store pickup reservation for an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max at an Apple Store across the country, subject to availability.

    The page often says Apple is "not taking reservations to buy an iPhone right now," but limited supplies are added each day, at which point the page becomes functional. When live, the page allows you to reserve an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max in whichever colors and storage capacities are available at the time.


    The best part is that the reservations are for Friday, September 21, the day the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max launch in stores, so if you missed out on middle-of-the-night pre-orders, this is a good second chance.

    Instead of constantly refreshing the page, we recommend following Robinhood Monitor on Twitter. The account parses the backend of Apple's reservation system and automatically tweets when an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max in any color or storage capacity becomes available to reserve at any Apple Store in Canada.


    Since inventory runs out very quickly each time an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max reservation becomes available, the key is to enable push notifications on the Robinhood Monitor account to receive real-time alerts. As soon as more stock is added, head to Apple's reservation page as soon as possible.

    Placing a reservation allows you to pick up an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max at an Apple Store within a designated 30-minute window. Apple recommends bringing a government-issued photo ID with you for verification.

    Note that payment for the iPhone is not collected online in advance, but rather upon arrival to the Apple Store for the in-store pickup.

    I used the Reserve and Pickup system to buy an iPhone X at the Eaton Centre in Toronto last year, despite not placing a pre-order, so I can vouch that it works. Another option is to simply wait until Friday, line up at an Apple Store, and make a walk-in purchase, but lines are often long and stock runs out.

    Another benefit to the Reserve and Pickup system is that, at some Apple Stores, there is a dedicated queue for customers with reservations.

    Unfortunately, the Reserve and Pickup system is currently only working in Canada. The page eventually went live in Australia, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom as well last year, so it may be worth keeping an eye on those links. In the United States, the page simply says that reservations are no longer required.

    iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max launch in stores this Friday, September 21, with most locations in Canada opening early at 8:00 a.m. local time.

    Via: iPhone in Canada's Gary Ng

    Article Link: Apple Stores in Canada Accepting iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Reservations, Launch Day Pickup Still a Possibility
  2. Mrjynx, Sep 18, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2018

    Mrjynx macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2006
    It’s still shocking to see a 1600cad + tax price tag for the 5.8” middle size phone.
  3. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I don't get what the difference is between this, and buying online and then picking up in store (then selecting your 30-minute window on when to pick up at checkout), which is available in the US, although currently at very few stores?
  4. Lerxt macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2012
    The reserve system was first started in in Hong Kong. It’s role is to stop mainland Chinese buying all the phones in the store and reexporting them to the mainland. Groups would get students and little old ladies to fill the line and buy the maximum limit, for a fee. Then they’d walk outside and hand over the phone to the scalper. He would then smuggle them over the border to be sold.

    Canada and Australia did it for the same reason.

    Even now in HK you can walk out on day one with a new phone in the box and sell it for a considerable profit. It’s not as lucrative now however, and the glorious mainland manufacturers have been promoted across the border and iPhones are less popular.
  5. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
  6. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2015
  7. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    It’s sad right? It’s unfortunate that all it can do is make phone calls. Would have been cool if it was some crazy powerful pocketable computer with a gorgeous screen that can be used for a ton of different functions. Ah well.
  8. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2015

  9. H.E. Pennypacker macrumors 6502

    H.E. Pennypacker

    Oct 23, 2017


    1989 called. They want you to come back.
  10. Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

    Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
  11. NIKKG macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2012
    I guess sales aren't so hot, hopefully Apple learns a lesson and lowers the price.
  12. JWiLL1988 macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2017
    This is exactly what everyone said about the X and nothing changed. Revenue will go up again like clockwork
  13. hr10 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    No question these are expensive but I am sure Apple know what they are doing. With huge IOS users database, Apple doesn’t need everyone to switch their phone every year to make a good profit.
  14. Whathappened macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2018
    Steve Balmer, is that you again? Don’t you ever learn?

    Anyway, the XR won’t be available for most of us for weeks ;)
  15. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68020

    Aug 16, 2007
    I think I’ll stick with my 6S. No phone is worth that much money.
  16. timborama macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    ^^^ this.
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    That’s so true. They have enough sheep that will buy WHATEVER Apple puts out regardless of price. Hate their products, love the stock. Keep buying sheeple.
  17. Mc0 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2017
    It’s 999 vs 1300. The price bump is starting to burn...
  18. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2016
    Not only a phone. It is a “mini” iPad or computer. Stop denying iPhone as a “mini” iPad or computer. It is not just a phone.
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    Not only a telephone. It is a “mini” iPad or computer. Stop denying iPhone as a “mini” iPad or computer. It is not just a telephone.
  19. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    ASP * sales vs ASP is a parabolic curve. Apple was in a good spot before the 8/X. The 8/X put them in an arguably slightly better spot - sales fell by a lot, but ASP rose slightly more than that, so in the end, revenue was just slightly up.

    I think they’re on the other side of the curve now, where the falling volume isn’t made up for by rising ASP.
  20. wbeasley macrumors 6502


    Nov 23, 2007
    Why has the Xr got such lousy screen res specs?

    It’s cheaper not cheap.

    Seems like a deliberate grab for cash and volume sales. By people who don’t realise how poor some of those specs are.
  21. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    Thinking about remortgaging my log cabin, hop on my horse and ride south to a city near by, trade some animal furs and get me one of them evil contraption for next hunting season :p
    Gotta love Canada eh?
  22. cgaw23 macrumors newbie


    Oct 17, 2015
    I’m in Canada and I’m on the plan that was out when the iPhone 6S+ came out. When I tried to upgrade to the iPhone X last year I was told i would need to be on a more expensive plan about ten to 20 more a month before taxes, instead I kept my plan the same and got the iPhone a couple hundred dollars cheaper but still paid close to 1000 in the end for it.
    Same thing goes this year for anyone wanting these new iPhones, gotta go on an even more expensive plan or keep one around the same price but with less data and less features.
  23. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    The screen likely has excellent colour depth, viewing angles and accuracy. Probably a gorgeous screen in person.

    I assume what you’re criticizing is the 326 PPI? If so that’s still good pixel density and 99.9% of people buying this phone won’t even understand what that means anyway.
  24. loybond macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    The True North, Strong and Free
    This is the case every year. I've picked up the X this way, as well as iPhones before it.
  25. code-m macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2006
    Or demand is slowing down.
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    If you keep your phone for only a year, it is not worth the price. If you keep the phone for 3-5 years then its totally worth the price.

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