How to Pre-Order the iPhone X as Quickly as Possible With Apple Store App

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    iPhone X pre-orders begin this Friday, October 27 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on a first come, first served basis, and customers that want any chance of receiving the smartphone on launch day will need a combination of speed and luck.


    The quickest way to pre-order the iPhone X is to use the Apple Store app on iPhone. Prospective buyers that want any chance of receiving the iPhone X when it launches Friday, November 3 should follow the steps below to be ready.

    Note that these steps are for customers paying full price for the iPhone X upfront, and may not apply to those who owe money towards a previously carrier financed device.

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  2. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    No thanks. I am waiting for the iPhone X (2) or something better I think.
  3. Lushchicken macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    What do you do when none of your cards offer Apple Pay? Doesn't your usual credit card info work in the app?
  4. daveak macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2009
    Durham, UK
    This will not work, don't waste your time, honestly it's not worth it.
  5. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    This is full cash only and does not address any AT&T Next, iPhone Upgrade or other payment options.
  6. Aussi3 macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2012
    Facesticks on the App store
  7. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    Good I will be busy watching Stranger Things 2 while everything is crazy.
  8. daabido macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2008
    For some reason, this reminded me of...

    “Alright Simpson, let’s go over the signals. If I tuck the bill of my cap like so . . .” – C.M. Burns
    “Yeah.” – Homer Simpson
    “. . . it means the signal is a fake.” – C.M. Burns
    “Uh-huh.” – Homer Simpson
    “However, I can take that off by dusting my hands thusly.” – C.M. Burns
    “Got it.” – Homer Simpson
    “If I want you to bunt, I will touch my belt buckle not once, not twice, but thrice.” – C.M. Burns
    “Uh-oh, I don’t understand a word he’s saying. Why doesn’t he just let me bat? I wish I was home with a big bag of potato chips. Mmmm, potato chips.” – Homer’s Brain
  9. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    Kinda. Pre order starts at 12 am PST time. Stranger things releases at 12 AM PST time both on Oct 27.
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Make sure to have all your account information up-to-date and billing information. And I would have multiple devices running side-by-side to see which opens first between the application or website.
  11. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
  12. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    I'm on the upgrade program.

    It doesn't seem like we can add the phone to our favorites.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong?
  13. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    That is what I would do if I was ordering.
  14. randymac09 macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2014

    If you're on the upgrade program it's actually easier. You can go in and get pre-approved for which device you want now. Once it's time to order all you have to do is go back to the app, click a banner at the top (you'll see it once you get pre-approved), confirm your order and you're good to go.
  15. Nimoy macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2010
    Is it really necessary to force close the app in order to refresh it? Wouldn't it suffice to just swipe back and try again?
  16. johnyslats macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2012
    Leeds, UK
    Oh MacRumors, why did you have to go and tell the uninformed. If people really wanted an X they should have uncovered this themselves beforehand :(
  17. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    I told them to.
  18. johncarync macrumors regular


    Aug 2, 2005
    Cary, NC
    Use the Apple Store app, save your config as a favorite, pay with ApplePay...dammit, MacRumors, you're giving away all my secrets!
  19. I’mpaced Suspended


    Sep 26, 2017
    For anyone that will be using a payment plan through their carrier, you CANNOT order through the app. Only the website or calling your provider
  20. Jarman74 macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2009
    Does anyone know the reason why the Apple Store website is slower than the iPhone app?
  21. wgaller macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2012
    Not true actually, before saving to your favorites you will already have chosen what carrier, how you want to pay, etc. Just hit continue, add to bag and pay.
  22. nick0 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    Can anyone elaborate on the “pick up in store” option? I have heard you need to select a window of time to pick it up?
  23. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Because far more people are trying to use it.
  24. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    Tbh I can’t wait! I’m hoping to watch a few episodes after I get the pre order :)

    I live in Cali so 12 am isn’t that late. 3 am for the east coast people is late though
  25. SlowCarBoost macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2010
    This is what I’m wondering as well. Will it refresh if I go back or off the account page and then back?

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