iPhone 7 Pre Order Time?

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  1. nav92 macrumors member

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    Hello Everyone,
    iPhone 7 Plus will be my very first pre ordering of an iPhone (jumping from a 5S) so I am not sure about what time is right to get it on time. I will probably prefer the Space Grey or rumored Space Black 128GB 7 Plus.
    Based on the history and experience, can someone please tell me if I will still be able to reserve my phone if I pre order in the afternoon, if not midnight, of the pre order start date?
    I don't worry too much about launch day receiving but anything between 8-10 days of slippage is also acceptable.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    It really depends on inventory. Last year, 5 days after pre-order you could still get it on launch day. 2 years ago with the iPhone 6, pre-orders completely sold out within a few hours. Typically, the non-'s' variant phone has lower inventory and higher demand. Pre-orders go live at 12:01AM PDT. If you wait till 12PM PDT, you might be waiting 3-4 weeks for your phone.
     
  3. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    There won't be any mad rushes for the iPhone 7.
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    You have absolutely no way to predict that. Waterproofing would be a huge deal for me. That alone would get me to upgrade from my 6s.
     
  5. appygirl82 macrumors 6502a

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    It's rumored to be 9/9 for pre-order right? So Thursday night when the clock strikes midnight (to make it 9/9)?
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Rumor is 9/10. It's typically 3 days after event. Event is a Wednesday so it will be Saturday 12:01AM.
     
  7. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    It's never ever ever everrrrrrrr Saturday
    It will be Friday morning 12am pst
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    It was Saturday last year following a Wednesday event.
     
  9. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want the phone on launch day then you shouldn't risk it. I know last year's didn't sell out right away but the year before it did. Even though people are speculating the 7 will not be in high demand you have to remember that the 6 WAS in high demand so now 2 years later a lot of people will be looking to upgrade. Personally I will be up at 2AM (Central time) to order my 7+
     
  10. chrisforpm macrumors regular

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    It is always the Friday after the keynote, or at least has been for the past number of launches. Preorders have started at midnight PDT / 2 am CDT / 3 am EDT through the Apple Store. I remember not getting into the store until an hour after launch for the iPhone 6/6+. Then it would crash when I went to checkout. It was in very high demand though because of the size change.

    Last year for the 6s/6s+ I was in right away, checked out and was back in bed within 5 mins.
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Its not always, as last year proved its not always.
     
  12. chrisforpm macrumors regular

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    Right it was on the Saturday wasn't it? I stand corrected. I remember hating getting up most years at 1:55 am on a Friday morning to preorder and then trying to fall back to sleep.

    I actually like the idea of preorders on a Saturday morning. I can go back to bed and sleep in.
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Completely agree! We will find out this year. It was either a Saturday because of the Wednesday event (normally they are Tuesday) or it was a Saturday because of 9/11 was Friday. I still think it was because of the Wednesday event.
     
  14. nickyD410 macrumors 6502

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    My gut is saying it'll be a friday preorder, but Im hoping for a saturday cause I'll be on a plane back from Japan on friday.
     
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    I wouldn't lose sleep over it, Apple will manipulate the public as usual to attempt to create buzz and demand. But iPhones are everywhere, it's no big deal.
     
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  17. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    3:01AM EDT
     
  18. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68030

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    ThankS
     
  19. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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    I think it's usually 8 am GMT. Last year I was on holiday and the Internet was crap. I had to go and find somewhere with decent internet before I could make my pre- order. I managed to get a launch day iPhone about 3 hours after pre-orders went live.
     
  20. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68030

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    You in uk different time
     
  21. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    8AM GMT = 12AM PDT/3AM EDT.
     
  22. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68030

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    3am est I will be up the whole night waiting for the page to go up
     
  23. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Just set your alarm for 2:55AM. I'm on the west coast and I will set mine for 11:55PM lol.
     
  24. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68030

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    I can try that
     
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