Can I buy an iPhone X at the Apple Store today if my online preorder Is “Preparing for Shipment”?

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  1. dachshundx macrumors member

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    I preordered an iPhone X online several days ago, and while standing in line at the Apple Store, my preorder was just updated to “Preparing for Shipment” and the “Cancel” option is gone from the order status page. Can I still purchase a new iPhone X today at the store, and either cancel or return the one I preordered?
     
  2. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Once it goes to preparing for Shipment stage, your card should have been charged and you cannot cancel the order. You will have to wait for it to be delivered then return it.
     
  3. dachshundx thread starter macrumors member

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    Understood, but does that mean I can’t buy one at the store today?
     
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    IF you buy it device only, you sure can without issue.
     
  5. oneteam macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can still buy one at the store. You can return the other one once you receive it. Assuming that you are buying upfront, I'm not sure how would it work if you are financing it.
     
  6. dachshundx thread starter macrumors member

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    What do you mean by “device only”? I would like to buy it through the iPhone Upgrade Program. Thanks!
     
  7. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    So device only is as if you purchase full price. When you pre-ordered, did you choose to the the iUP? Then I don't think you can buy it on apple store using the iUP because the phone that was shipped is probably now on iUP, and when they run your info again it shows on their system.
     
  8. dachshundx thread starter macrumors member

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    Got it. Thanks for your help! And yes, I did pre-order it through the iUP.
     

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