Does my reservation mean I'll definitely get a phone?

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  1. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    At 3:10am est. I made a reservation for a full price 6s plus 128 rose gold at Apple store 9/25 at 730 pm does this mean they hold that exact phone for me to go buy
     
  2. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    As long as you arrive in your given time slot you will have a phone, the one you wanted. If you're too late they'll sell it to the first person in the line who wants it.
     
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  4. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I think in store pick up is better than delivery. You don't have to worry about being in for the delivery or if the delivery guy is going to mess up. That's what I wanted for my Apple watch but it wasn't available.

    I'm working nights the week of the launch so I wouldn't want to spend all day sitting up waiting for it to be delivered.
     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    As others have said, as long as you are there within your window period, you will walk out with an iPhone out of your hands. If you say get there at 8:01 am, then you lose it and will go to the person standing in line and you will have to reserve again when it's available.
     
  6. mdx001 macrumors newbie

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    I'll say this about last years in store pick up. It was awful. All Apple wanted is a line in front of the store and made people wait hours. I would think with all the new financing and plan changes it would be worse this year.
     
  7. Rob198612 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think so it says on the bottom that it is all due to demand. And it might not be available so I just ordered it online
     
  8. dogg macrumors regular

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    Be early rather than late. You will leave happy.
     
  9. JonnyBravo macrumors regular

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    Agreed. Last year, my partner said the local Apple store (in the morning) had reservation people in the SAME line as the folks who didn't have reservations. They ended up fixing that, so there were two lines. (But last year, I don't recall time slots like they did this year...so on the surface..the line reservations seem more organized this year).
     
  10. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. It's gonna be crowded as hell. Even if you have reservations, you'll still wait.

    I'd have them hold at UPS then come pick up whenever
     
  11. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    You will be fine, I called Apple about this last year and they said "If you have a reservation, that phone is yours."
     
  12. tophermd macrumors member

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    Reserved for in store pickup last year and waited about an hour. The store I picked up at had separate lines for reserves vs. walk-ins. This year they are actually giving time slots so hopefully they will be AT LEAST as efficient as last year!
     
  13. tophermd macrumors member

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    It actually says: "Due to high demand, it’s possible this product will become unavailable before you confirm your reservation." Once you've confirmed and gotten your email saying your phone is reserved, you should be good to go (as long as you show up on time).
     
  14. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    My conformation email said Your iPhone is Reserved. nuff said :)
     
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Generally speaking, that is what it means to have a reservation on something.
     
  16. Gooberton thread starter macrumors 65816

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    "You see, you know how to *take* the reservation, you just don't know how to *hold* the reservation. And that's really the most important part of the reservation: the holding. Anybody can just take them."
     
  18. ilkevinli macrumors 6502

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    Seinfeld !!!! :D

     
  19. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    The subject of the email confirmation I got says "Your iPhone is reserved", then in the body "When you come in for your reservation, let a Specialist know you’re there to pick up your iPhone" and "If you’re late, or if you miss your scheduled time altogether, we may not be able to hold the model you reserved"

    The whole idea is that you are reserving a phone not an appointment to buy a phone that may or may not be in stock.
     
  20. bugelrex macrumors regular

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    But since your credit card is not charged at all before the reservation time, it does not feel like anything is actually being placed aside for you. If you couldn't make it that day (sick, last minute business trip etc) , there is no guarantee you will get anything. So technically you reserving the right to buy unit X of 10,000 on Friday the 25th Only.

    Any proof otherwise?
     
  21. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

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    In the past a reservation for a phone has meant just that - there will be stock for the phone you've reserved and if you arrive for your appointment on time there will be no problem. It isn't rocket science or Apple smoke and mirrors.
     
  22. celly macrumors 6502

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    The only thing that made me nervous about the reservation confirmation email is that nowhere on it did my name appear. That being said, I used my Apple ID to book and confirmation came to same address as all Apple purchases so I must be good.

    I was definitely overthinking it. The whole reservation process looks pretty slick so far.
     
  23. bugelrex macrumors regular

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    so essentially, if you for some reason you can't make it to the store on the reservation day, you potentially get nothing as they turn around and sell your 'reserved' unit to someone else?

    Not everyone can waste an hour+ in the apple store in release day...

    Anyone experienced this with past releases?
     
  24. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think there are any absolutes across hundreds of stores, but if you made a reservation and show up at your time there should be no problem. And, why wouldn't you expect the Apple store to, in effect, forfeit your reserve if you don't show or leave because "Not everyone can waste an hour+ in the apple store in release day..."? An airline will give your seat to a standby passenger if you don't show up.
     
  25. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    If you have a 5:30 pm reservation can you show up hours early and be served?
     

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