Is Apple Charging for Pre Ordered Iphones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by md63, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. md63 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    I've seen a number of references to people having their credit card charged yesterday, however, they always seemed to be from AT&T. I pre ordered my phone for home delivery from Apple and have an order acknowledgment email and order number. I haven't seen any charges to my Amex Card. Are people who pre ordered from Apple also being charged?

  2. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
  3. lolvera007 macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2009
    Same here...i preordered yesterday and my AMEX has not been charged yet. got the email confirmation as well...
  4. 0z4rka macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2010
  5. mckandy macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Chicago, IL
  6. joeybuckets macrumors regular


    Jan 13, 2008
  7. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2009
    Long Island
    It can take a few days for the charge to appear on your activity history.
  8. mecarver macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2008
    I called AMEX yesterday, because my card hadn't been charged. They told me an authorization was made for $1.00, and then $299.00. I'm assuming they will just let the authorization for a buck time out and cancel, and charge the 299 they authorized. (I think its cancelled after 7-10 days if the authorization isn't charged)
  9. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    went thru Apple and they charged immediately and ........................ took their time with the email confirmation lol
  10. TaterToT macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2009
    Mine hadn't been charged but went and checked just now and it was charged, with two 1.00 charges before it

    and they were just ATM processing so they weren't actually charged yet, the 1.00 charges will disappear and when the phone ships the money will come out for the phone

    Visa debit
  11. md63 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    For those who are already seeing charges on your account, are you using Amex or Mastercard/Visa?

  12. kokesh macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    I used a visa debit card and there were 2 x $1 authorization charges in addition to my order charge of $299 + tax. These weren't actually CHARGED but, I guess, authorized, like the others said.
  13. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    LOL same here, they took my 199+tax out quick, but email hours later, hahahah

    I used my MC. Because it was already tied to my apple id. But I used MC and was charged right away
  14. citron230 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    i was charged immediately and my order went thru around 4pm PST
  15. Tom359 macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2007
    Apple charged mine

    Ordered through Apple site around 4:30 mountain time, card was charged today. I actually got a call from my CC company to verify that the charge was accurate.
  16. uneek1 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    I used a debit card and my available balance is $417 less than my actual balance. This actually happened before I received my confirmation email.
  17. md63 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    I'm on hold with Apple right know. I called amex and they have no charges from Apple. I hope I'm not screwed. I thought I was golden when I received the email with the order number.
  18. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    I placed my order on att premier yesterday at about 3 EST, and I got the email right away, but my CC has not been charged or tested yet, I just called CS and they told me they could see my order and that they will not try to hit my credit card till the phone is ready to ship, he also said that the phones will not start shipping till the 24th.... I would love to know what is really going on...
  19. andyblila macrumors 65816


    Jul 8, 2008
    On My iPhone, or my iPad?
    If you are picking it up in the store, then no you were not charged. If you ordered it to be shipped then yes you were charged.
  20. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    I still have not been charged for mine and it shows up under my order status as "not yet shipped" so it went through
  21. s0vereignT macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    I also put it on my Amex card. For whatever reason it seems like transactions take forever to post when I look on It's weird because my Bank of America Visa credit card posts almost immediately.

    You should take a look at your available credit, because the correct amount has been deducted from my available credit, even though there's no record of the transaction yet.
  22. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    The funds were taken from my account as soon as I hit submit. Which was about an hour before I got the conf email.

    I think it's just a pre-auth though

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