Getting iPhone X on Nov 3rd.

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  1. mavericks7913 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I've been using my iPhone for 5 years and I really want to get iPhone X on Nov 3rd so badly. However, I know that it might be impossible since tons of people will be going to wait in front of Apple store. Any idea what should I do? I cant spend time to wait near Apple store lol.
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Most people are going to order online, since preorders open at midnight pacific, October 27.
     
  3. mavericks7913 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But I assume that they gonna get it quite later due to a number of pre-orders.
     
  4. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    So you’re not even going to try to preorder?

    You have a better chance of getting one on launch day by ordering online than you do trying to stand in line and take your chances at one store.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I don't think Apple prefers those to wait in line to see if they can get a Phone on launch day anymore. And there's no guarantee of what store will have for available stock. Your best opportunity to get one, is to pre-order immediately and would likely ship or deliver within the following week if possible.
     
  6. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    You have to be crazy to stand in line unless you are literally the first person in that line, and even then you're likely to waste your time.

    Just because Apple releases it on a certain day does not mean any stores will actually have it. That's happened several times already so there is a precedent.
     
  7. bushman4 macrumors 68020

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    Doubtful many people will see an iPhone X on launch day
    If story about obtaining parts etc is true and Apple is launching in several countries at the same time.
    Bottom Line: Don't count on it
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Waiting in line on opening day may not get you the X as the store might only get a few to sell. Preordering is the way to go.
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Preorder at midnight PST if you actually want the phone, otherwise prepare to have a lengthy wait. I usually do not mind multiple threads about the same topic, but how are these threads still being created?
     
  10. zhandri Suspended

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    i feel like this year they really changed it up
    yeah apple does not want the lines anymore. they want people to preorder it to their home or to the store. but they wanna get rid of the lines. there were actually some people saying they were trying to walk into an apple store and go buy an iphone 8 but since they didn't preorder they had to send them away
     
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    That number will include your own. If you go online when preorders start your chances are as good as everyone else’s.
     
  12. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    Use the Store App on iPhone/iPad. Set up your favorite now, set up Apple Pay. When orders open, order phone. Done.
     
  13. Damstr macrumors 6502

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    I really like this approach to get rid of lines as they are ridiculous. Last time I stood in line it was only for 30 mins when the first iPad launched and it was a last second decision.
     
  14. bufffilm Suspended

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    Pre-order and exercise patience till it comes.

    Scalpers will post theirs and you must avoid the temptation to buy.
     
  15. andyw715 macrumors 65816

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    If I knew 100% that I would be receiving something by standing in front of a store then I would, but I'd rather just wait until midnight and try to preorder for a Nov 3rd delivery
     
  16. FunkyTang macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone thinks they're getting their X on Nov 3rd and everyone else is getting theirs in 2018.
     
  17. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a

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    You can always preorder and then Stand in line. If you get lucky and get one then CNX online order.

    But to do this you have to wait 10 minutes after ordering starts so I can get mine first.
     
  18. titrau macrumors 65816

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    Millions people will ready for there Click and Touch

    1% of 100% = that suk
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Everyone does not think they're receiving their iPhone X on November 3. What they are thinking, is they pre-order quickly and receive their iPhone X in a timely fashion.
     
  20. blairh macrumors 68040

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    Obviously you need to stay up till 3 am and pre-order online. Assuming you succeed in ordering as soon as it's first offered online you should get yours for the 3rd.
     
  21. ssrij Suspended

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    Not really, millions of people will be pre-ordering at the exact same time as you, obviously not all of them will get it for launch day delivery or even late Nov/early Dec delivery. If a million people press a button at the exact same time, not all of those presses get registered at the same time - there will always be a difference, whether it's in seconds, milliseconds, microseconds, etc - and that matters. It's all down to luck and timing, you will only get it for launch day delivery or late Nov/early Dec delivery if you manage to beat others by seconds, milliseconds, microseconds, nanoseconds, etc. Otherwise you will get it later, depending on *exactly* when you ordered
     
  22. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Try to order online. Be fast and early.
     
  23. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Last year there weren’t any plus models in most stores on launch day however this year they might have some in the stores to create some fanfare. People can be filmed coming out with the first one etc
     
  24. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a

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    If and I say if the supply will in fact be 12 million and the record for launch weekend is 13 million then it would suggest a more normal launch. Folks who order in the wee hours get it on launch day, after awhile the date starts to slip and will run out to several weeks. My best guess.
     
  25. protoxx macrumors 6502a

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    Pre-Order. or Stay in line for days before launch day and run the risk of supply running out before you get to front of line. Repeat daily until you get a phone. Maybe days or weeks or months later. Really good investment of your time. Stand in line for days, take your vacation, quit your job. Having the latest phone is much more important than having a life or a job or being able to pay your bills, support family, have home. The phone is your life and it's only meaning.
     

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