Is there any chance the Apple Store site doesn't go down tonight?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wope, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. wope macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    I don't normally preorder at midnight, so I'm curious... has their site ever been able to handle the first wave of people ordering the newest phone a minute after it starts? Based on the how bad the unveiling live feed went, is it safe to assume the site will be overloaded?
  2. sarcosis macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2006
    These United States
    If you don't want to hit the wave, make sure you get on first and keep refreshing and finish as soon as possible. Have a plan and execute. If you get caught in with the wave, you are stuck and just need to keep trying.
  3. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2012
    Las Vegas
    Also have the Apple Store app ready, website wasn't working for the 5 launch and the app worked perfectly.
  4. dauby88 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2013
    Cincinnati, OH
    I'm not sure the live feed fiasco is telling at all, but I don't know the actual details.

    From what I've heard and experienced, the Apple Store iOS app seems to handle the first wave of people pretty well.


    I had the same experience. It was awesome. Maybe we should stop telling people so it doesn't get overloaded this time :D
  5. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    The iPhone 4 pre-order was a disaster. I was able to order the 5 in less than 10 minutes. I'm hoping for similar luck tonight. I'll have the Apple Store app open on my phone and iPad just in case.
  6. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    FWIW - the F5 key refreshes the browser (beats clicking the mouse). :D
  7. vaultwit macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    Does anyone think Apple has fine-tuned their servers to accomodate the huge wave of pre-orders? Surely they must have learned from the previous pre-order experiences and are anticipating something similar this time around too.
  8. PM-Performance macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2012
    app hasnt even been working for me since yesterday. I prefer to use that app over the site. Curious to see if it starts working soon
  9. Nde macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    It might. I have a feeling that the US Apple Store Site would change to Chinese similar to Live Stream.... Sorry I have to squeeze that in. I love you Apple.
  10. wxman2003 Suspended

    Apr 12, 2011
    There is a solar storm coming. Perhaps it will knock out the internet at 1159 pm. :p
  11. iosuser macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2012
    Don't you mean command-R :p

    PS Best Buy preorder instore tomorrow, for those of you who signed up for the free $50 gift card earlier this year.
  12. HarryWild macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    I sure they will have third party specialist manning their site. Apple learn a lesson from the streaming conference which ignored the steaming vendors advice. No more Apple amateurs manning any sites until they are trailed.
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    From what I understand Apple will be renting server time from Amazon during the crush of orders. I think they did it the last several times. The proble is if your carrier can't feed the info to Apple, your order will not go through!
  14. kilcher macrumors 65816


    Jul 3, 2011
    No. I don't. They keynote broadcast was a cluster and I'm fully expecting the same (or worse) tonight.

    I'm keeping my expectations extremely low, if it's easier then I'll be pleasantly surprised.
  15. wope thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Has anyone else heard anything about this?
  16. kds786 macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2010
    Yep, exactly what I did, too. The App Store was much faster.
  17. techspin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2014
    Granted the pre-order hasn't started, but can anyone else select the T-mobile phone on the app? It's an option when I select the 5S.
  18. MacDavidson macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2014
    Can anyone get on the Apple site to pre order? Getting tired just hitting F5...
  19. FazZa-3 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2012
    Yep, i've said it to so many people, the Apple Store app is probably the fastest and more reliable way to pre-order the phone. Obviously everyone needs to be ready and have the site loaded and app loaded aswell before launch. At least thats what i'm doing!

    It's 2:13am here in the UK and the launch is at 8AM and i still need to sleep. I'm gonna set an alarm on my PC at full volume and about 10 on my phone. :eek:

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