Apple's Online Store Down Ahead of iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 Pre-Orders

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    Apple has taken its online storefront down in order to prepare for the launch of the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus, and the new Apple Watch Series 2 models. Pre-orders are expected to begin at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time or 3:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, September 9.

    Pre-orders will be available through Apple's website, the Apple Store app, several carrier sites, and from major retailers like Target and Best Buy.

    Apple will accept pre-orders in first wave launch countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US.

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    The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is available in 32, 128, and 256GB capacities in the United States for $649, $749, and $849, respectively. The 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus is also available in 32, 128, and 256GB options for $769, $869, and $969.

    Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program is available in the United States, United Kingdom and China, allowing customers pay a monthly fee for their iPhone 7 with the option of trading it in after 12 months of payments. Pricing, which includes AppleCare+, starts at $32.41 for the iPhone 7 and $37.41 for the iPhone 7 Plus.

    Announced earlier this week, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus feature significant camera improvements, a 4-core A10 Fusion chip, better battery life, water resistance, a revamped pressure-sensitive Home button, stereo sound, new colors, and most controversially, no headphone jack.

    Both the Apple Watch Series 1 and the Apple Watch Series 2 will also be available for pre-order. Prices for the Series 1 devices, which include a S2 processor but no other features, start at $269. Prices for the upgraded Apple Watch Series 2, which includes a GPS chip, better waterproofing, and a new display, start at $369.

    Article Link: Apple's Online Store Down Ahead of iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 Pre-Orders
     
  2. its93rc macrumors 6502

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    Fingerprints at the ready, y'all. (To Apple Pay our new iPhone.)
     
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    I can't wait up until 3am to order my watch. Christmas can wait until tomorrow after breakfast!
     
  8. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Alarm set! Series 2 incoming.

    P.S. I found some interesting charts:


    All iPhone users
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    iPhone users who frequently use headphones
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    iPhone users who use headphones NOT found in the box already
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    iPhone users who use WIRED headphones not found in the box
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    iPhone users who use third party wired headphones and who weren’t going to go wireless soon anyway
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    iPhone users who still won’t go wireless any time soon despite Apple improving wireless while also creating an instant market boom for third parties
    ##

    iPhone users with more than ONE pair of wired headphones
    #

    iPhone users who care about moving the free 2-inch adapter between multiple wired headphones
    |

    iPhone users can afford multiple wired headsets they care about, but cannot afford a $9 second adapter so they can avoid the moving the free adapter
    ,

    iPhone users who have this problem now and will have the same problem in a year
    .



    iPhone users who think they have to charge while using wired headphones with the screen off
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    iPhone users who truly do have to charge while using wired headphones with the screen off, despite the new battery life increases
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    iPhone users who truly have to charge while using wired headphones but cannot afford a small third-party Y-connector that sits on their desk, adding zero additional cables compared to their old way
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    iPhone users who play iPhone audio through their car
    ###################

    iPhone users who play iPhone audio through their car without Bluetooth
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    iPhone users who play audio through their car without Bluetooth while charging via Lightning-USB
    ###

    iPhone users who play audio through their car without Bluetooth and use a headphone cable because they don’t realize the USB will carry the audio too and allow pause/skip into the bargain
    ##

    iPhone users who play car audio without Bluetooth and aren't just unaware: they truly cannot use USB to carry the audio as well
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    iPhone users who play car audio without Bluetooth, cannot use USB for the audio, and cannot afford a Y-adapter that stays in the car
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    iPhone users who fall into all of those categories, cannot afford a Y-adapter, but who CAN afford this new phone
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  9. ncbetz macrumors 6502

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    Darn...... I will have to be up at 2:01 AM to get the phone.
     
  10. goobot macrumors 603

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    Can anyone tell me how att next works on their site? I only have ever used upgrades but att took that away from us. Can I do it on the apple app/site?
     
  11. DarkCole macrumors regular

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    Happy I got everything favorited and set on the site before it went down :D
     
  12. tatsumi macrumors member

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    Please everybody, hate and don't buy the iPhone 7/7 Plus. It is a terrible device, you have to boycott Apple for the missing headphone jack!

    We need to stay together! Nobody should be ordering an iPhone 7/7 Plus!

    so that I can order mine and get it delivered on release day!
     
  13. secDJ macrumors member

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    Same bote! I think i will go for the JetBlack

     
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    You had me for a second...!
     
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    It is back up.
     
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    Not for me? In Canada.
     
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    I made a share link that would take me to a iPhone 7 128 GB iPhone Upgrade Plan in the app, but after the downtime the old link and a new one doesn't work.
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    I am on it right now (US).
     
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    On the app or site? I'm on the app, I'll jump on apple.ca
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    Nope down as well.
     
  20. ghost187 macrumors 6502a

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    3 Jet Black iPhone 7+ and 1 Jet Black iPhone 7 for me and my family!
     
  21. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I added my phone choice and case to my favorites in the Apple Store app. Once it comes online, I only have to purchase my favorites list with Apple Pay and done.
     
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    Someone needs to explain to me why they always shut the store down for hours. I mean at the flip of a switch the site updates on keynote day to show all the new products...shouldnt the store be the same? Just seems odd to not let anyone buy anything for 6 hours
     
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