last year for the 7/7+ fiasco, People where being very misled. They where being told by carriers to call their local store and schedule an ” appointment “ to pre order their device of choice. My girl fell for this and learned the hard way how all of this works. She got her 7+ towards the end of November because of this. She told me that they ( T-mobile ) told her to “ schedule an appointment “ with a sales rep at our local store the day of pre orders. Her appointment was at 12:00Pm. I told her that there was no way in hell she will get a launch day phone if they told her to go in that late. Didn’t listen, goes in and the SOB was trying to sell her all types of accessories, wireless speakers and tables etc before “ pre ordering” her iPhone which was already in backorder till end of November/December. She asked him why it was backordered already. He said the system was crashing. Lied straight to her face about how the pre orders really went down. I had to go in there and go all Alpha Male on him and his manager. My girl was PISSED and I had to deal with her raging spoiled arse FML. ( worst month ever ) This is a huge scam and many people fell prey to it. So just letting the lurkers or who ever doesn’t know how this works that Apple does not favor anyone. Pre orders go live October 27th at 12:01AM PCT or 3:01AM EST.. for EVERYONE. No one has a special screen or access. Don’t listen to the employees at the stores. If you want an iPhone X on November 3rd, Your arse better be camped in front of your computer or phone ready to go. Good luck ! And don’t suffer like I did lol.