iPhone X pre-order will be a nightmare

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mous94410, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. mous94410 macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2015
    15 minutes minutes after the launch of the iPhone 8, they are still in stock...
    I can’t imagine the 27th of October for the iPhone X
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I believe the iPhone X will slip 6/8weeks within under three minutes or less for pre-ordering.
  3. kungxpao macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2014
    Yep. Guessing it will be similar to the 6 Plus launch.
  4. clutchm3 macrumors 6502


    Aug 9, 2011
    Yup the fact that apple and verizon still have all colors and options shipping on 9/22 means the X will be a nightmare
  5. vipergts2207 macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    Been checking, various configurations are slipping. For instance, several 64 GB configs and 8/256/Tmo/Silver.
  6. mous94410 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2015
    They are all available on French carriers sites
  7. Supermallet macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2014
    Almost every year Apple releases some new phone or configuration that they just can't make enough of, and order times slip immediately. The X is undoubtedly going to be that this year, perhaps even more than the rare ones from previous years. I don't envy X buyers this year.
  8. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    It'll either be a nightmare or people are skipping 8 and X and waiting

    Or demand for 8 is strong but supply is stronger

    Who really knows?
  9. vipergts2207 macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    If production of the X is as slow as has been indicated, yeah it will probably have dates slipping very quickly.
  10. Azzurro macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2015
    Ha! What a flop. Even in Italy they are all available.
  11. gswilder macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007
    I ordered an 8+ for my son and it went very smoothly. Easiest pre-order ever for me.

    I am waiting on the X. None of us know what the supply will be in early November. But I have found that Apple usually over delivers. And I suspect they are going to want to get as many sold for the holiday season as possible. Keep the faith.
  12. ClaveMan macrumors member


    Jul 19, 2011
    Saint Louis
    The last 3 times I have pre-ordered a new iPhone during the "crush" it always goes the same way.

    12:00AM Hit the pre-order web site. (this is all AT&T)
    12:30AM After a few frantic attempts, my shopping cart is ready. Press "Submit Order"
    12:35AM Email stating my new iPhone is pre-orded and will ship in 2 weeks. Woohoo!
    01:35AM Email stating my charge did not go through (Transaction Cancelled by Visa! Fraud exception - Visa seems to be saying: "why would someone who never makes large purchases suddenly spend $1000 at 1:00 in the morning? Impossible! Must be fraud.")
    01:36AM Dial my Barclay Card Visa (you know the Apple Visa?) 1-800 number. They apologize and allow me to rerun my purchase.
    02:00AM After being on phone with Visa for 20 minutes I finally get a second shopping cart ready to go. "Submit Order".
    02:05AM Email stating my new iPhone is pre-orded and will ship in 4 weeks. (notice that? Because of my bi-annual decline I just lost 2 weeks!)

    Go to bed.
    7 days later.. Brand new iPhone on the porch.

    Is there a better way?
  13. Plut macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2017
    Yep, definitely calling my credit card company before hand to let them know what to expect on the 27th.
  14. titrau macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2017
    I think apple need to clear stock inventory before pre order night , so people dont waste their time to deal with ....

    at least they say 10% or 20 % in stock in every state , or every local store
    so people can get ready to race :cool:
  15. questionmark32 macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    Or just use a debit card (if you have the money for it)
  16. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Cash back . . .
  17. questionmark32 macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
  18. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I am going to have to step on a lot of fellow forum members to get my iPhone X on 10.27. I regret I will have to get physical. However, a man has to do what a man has to do.
  19. titrau macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2017
    this dube wait 10 days ealier before launch day iphone 8/8+


    Who else want to be like him on X /
  20. garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    Hell be back there prior to the X launch he says
  21. titrau macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2017
    I dont understand... is people not embarrassing
  22. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    No, they are not. The question is .... when he acquires his device and goes home, what's next? There is no thrill to be had after the event or "Project" of acquiring the device. There is only the one tiny thing that happened .. he got it moments before a few others. That was the tiny reward for all that trouble. Is it pathetic? In every respect ... YES! I'm embarrassed to be in the same country with this guy. All of us should be.
  23. Juan007 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    12 million units is a lot, it will sell out but not faster than say iPhone 4 or iPhone 6. 90% of people aren't going to preorder, and most of those won't stay up until midnight Cupertino time just to order a phone. 12 million people don't read macrumors.
  24. TitsLegendary macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2013
    I had an issue with a credit card in the past and what happened was Apple would still hold the order for 24 hours so you can get the payment figured out. If you take longer than that then your phone gets reassigned to someone else.
  25. titrau macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2017
    So let say there is 1 iphone available in local store on launch day , will anyone thinking to go lining early 10-30 days before launch day ?????

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