Apple to Reopen iPhone X Reservations Starting November 4 Outside of United States [Updated]

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    In addition to pre-orders and limited in-store availability for walk-in customers starting Friday, Apple will also begin accepting reservations for the iPhone X starting this weekend in several countries outside the United States.

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    Reserve and Pickup will reopen Saturday, November 4 at 6:00 a.m. local time in Belgium, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. We want to stress that reservations no longer begin at 8:00 a.m. in these countries, as Apple changed the time to 6:00 a.m. after this article was published.

    After this article was published, Apple updated the page in Australia and Hong Kong with a notice to check back on October 27. Since that date has already passed, Apple may not be accepting reservations in those countries, but we encourage customers to check the pages periodically in case things change.

    In those countries, customers should be able to select the iPhone X color and storage capacity they want and reserve that model for pickup at the Apple retail store they specify. The models available, if any, will vary by location.

    Other countries where Apple retail stores operate may be included, but we couldn't find other region-specific links yet.

    Unlike the standard in-store pickup option offered during the checkout process on Apple's website, which requires paying upfront for the device, the Reserve and Pickup system lets customers pay for the device in store upon pickup.

    Reserve and Pickup also lets customers bypass the current 5-6 weeks shipping estimate of pre-ordering with in-store pickup.

    The pickup generally must be completed within a 30-minute window selected, or else the reservation may be canceled. A valid government-issued photo ID must be shown at the store, and there's a max of two reservations per customer.

    The availability of SIM-free iPhone X models for reservations will vary on a country-by-country basis. Last year, for example, SIM-free iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models could be reserved in Canada.

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    Reserve and Pickup page for iPhone 7 Plus last year in Canada

    Apple confirmed to us that Reserve and Pickup will not be available in the United States, but standard, pay-ahead in-store pickup is available.

    Update: Apple has adjusted the time for reservations to November 4 at 6:00 a.m. in Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. Also, the pages in Australia and Hong Kong now say to check back on October 27, so it's unclear if reservations will still be offered in those countries.

    Article Link: Apple to Reopen iPhone X Reservations Starting November 4 Outside of United States [Updated]
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I wish they did this in the US so I don't have to deal with those scalpers, yet pay in store, so I can get credit for the local mall's reward program.
     
  3. elie.fares macrumors regular

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    Wasn't Reserve and Pick Up available in the U.S. last year for the iPhones 7 and 7 Plus? As far as I remember, it was.
     
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    iOS 11.1 fixed my iPhone 6 Plus' speed problem so I'm in no rush to replace it. I'll stop by an Apple Store once you can just walk in and pick one up and get a $200 rebate on trading in my old phone.
     
  5. PoPo71 macrumors newbie

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    Yes it was. That is how I got mine. But it was not available until after the launch date.
     
  6. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    What? I reserved for in store pickup last Friday - in the UK. This isn't new.
     
  7. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    It says "this will resume on November 4th", to indicate that you are right and they are merely continuing to do this once they get more stock.
     
  8. elie.fares macrumors regular

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    It looks like it won't be available at all this time around? Which is unfortunate. That's how I was counting on picking up an iPhone X. :p

    There's also that website which let us track inventory across stores, but I don't recall what it was.
     
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    This was a valuable tool last year for the 7 plus. Unfortunate for some it is not available in the US
     
  10. Joe Rossignol Editor

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    You used Personal Pickup, the standard in-store pickup option for pre-orders.

    This is Reserve and Pickup, which is different in two ways:

    1. It bypasses the 5-6 week wait.

    2. You pay upon store pickup.
     
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    No, I used reserve and pickup. I don't have a 5-6 week wait. My appointment is for 08:30 on 03/11. I will be paying in store and haven't paid anything yet.

    Thanks for attempting to lecture me though.
     
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    I should have said probably used Personal Pickup. I didn't mean to come across as lecturing you.

    How did you know the Reserve and Pickup link for the UK? It was buried to my knowledge.
     
  13. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    It was right there in the home screen of the iOS app when I opened it at 08:03 last Friday. I had two choices - pay and collect at store on 03/11, or reserve and pay in store on 03/11.
     
  14. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    more ways to shop, more ways to buy... I wonder why its only for selected countries.
     
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    Same...
     
  16. bricyman macrumors newbie

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    hmm well that sucks, I was kinda hoping this would happen again in the U.S.
     
  17. wesley96 macrumors 6502

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    I should note that this is available in Japan for 6AM opening as well.
     
  18. Joe Rossignol Editor

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    Do you have a link? Thanks.
     
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    Because some countries like Australia, got royally screwed over. We went from launch day to 4-5 weeks delivery, nothing in between, with about a 2-3 min sell out of launch day. In other words, we got less per population allocated to us than some other countries. Or they under estimated the demand in Australia
     
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    Will there, in the United States, be available a sim-free version of iPhone X on November 4?
     
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  24. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Yep, it should be per store.
     
  25. Niklas_nick macrumors regular

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    German Apple store is still taking orders with a 5-6 weeks shipping estimate while every German carrier still quotes shipping November 3rd.
     

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