Pre-approved Monday. Had two iPhones in hand opening and force quitting the Apple Store app until I got through. Once I did, it was a simple tap to "Complete Purchase" and Touch ID to pay. Order completed at 12:03pm PST. Super simple. I feel the iUP members had a slight advantage.
I was pre-approved Monday and was able to get an order in earlier today for launch day delivery. Still, damn near had a heart attack after the Apple Store app took about 5 mins after 12:01 PT to start working. After I got in, I actually tried to change my shipping option to in-Store pick-up but was rushing through the order and ended up getting it shipped to me instead. Either way, I’m thrilled that it’s scheduled to arrive on launch day. Crossing my fingers that all goes well!