Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

Other Is there a limit to how many iPhones you can purchase on pre-order day?

melancholy

Cancelled
Original poster
Aug 25, 2016
1,203
1,457
I am planning on getting an iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro in silver and graphite.

that’s three iPhones

Does Apple limit the amount you can buy on pre-order day during the CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK?

I only bought one Apple Watch on pre-order day and didn’t test out if you were limited to just one or two or more.
 

chscag

Contributor
Feb 17, 2008
3,948
1,426
Fort Worth, Texas
Apple will be very happy to take your $$$. As far as I'm aware, there is no limit on how many iPhones you can purchase by pre-order. It's possible on very large orders that there may be an extra delay in delivery.
 
Comment

LonestarOne

macrumors 6502
Sep 13, 2019
388
478
McKinney, TX
In the past, Apple limited the number of iPhones you could buy on release day to prevent crazy reselling schemes. I don’t know if that policy is still in effect.
 
Comment

kevink2

macrumors 68000
Nov 2, 2008
1,655
235
Often the SIM Free model isn't available for pre-order, so if you buy more, you either need that many postpaid accounts to upgrade, or be signing up for additional plans.
 
Comment

ericwn

macrumors 603
Apr 24, 2016
5,915
3,838
They can handle this differently every year. If supplies are limited I sure hope they put some restrictions on.
 
Comment

remington79

macrumors regular
Apr 11, 2020
162
137
I preordered two sim card free ie unlocked SE 2020 as soon as they went on sale. I don’t think it matters what kind of phone account you have. But I did order them on my old iPhone with the Apple Store app and used Apple Pay.
 
Comment

melancholy

Cancelled
Original poster
Aug 25, 2016
1,203
1,457
I saw on Google that people’s orders getting cancelled by Apple after their purchase. I would be so sad if I lost my place in the queue.

It seems like Apple let’s you order up to 10, but I worry Apple will just cancel it afterwards.
 
Comment

maerz001

macrumors 68000
Nov 2, 2010
1,638
1,284
I am planning on getting an iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro in silver and graphite.

that’s three iPhones

Does Apple limit the amount you can buy on pre-order day during the CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK?

I only bought one Apple Watch on pre-order day and didn’t test out if you were limited to just one or two or more.
The watch was limited to 2
 
  • Like
Reactions: melancholy
Comment

Shadowbech

macrumors 603
Oct 18, 2011
6,481
2,645
Last year when I pre-ordered, I was able to order 6 sim-free models and after that they then tell you have reached the limit for the month. It resets every month.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.