Is this the best method for pre ordering the iphone x on 27th October?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    In two minds wether pre order on the web page or online. Think this is what i will use. How about you?

    I have found in recent years the app is quicker but guess it’s impossible to say.

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  2. deadworlds macrumors 65816

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    App is usually quicker. My 7+ was ordered with the app and I got it on launch day. But your mileage may vary. I usually have both open and refreshing to see which one will come up first.

    Ordering on the app is easier because you can just select your credit card at checkout and pay using Touch ID.
     
  3. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Will have both open but main focus will be the app.
     
  4. TechnicallyTee macrumors 68000

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    Always do app. App hasn't failed me in years....
     
  5. psymac, Sep 25, 2017
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    Depending on result:

    App>Website>in line 11/2
     
  6. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Web page is “online” as well. You mean the app or the web site.
     
  7. Barry83 macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to refresh the App or have i to restart it?
     
  8. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I have found using your carrier's app to be the best way to preorder. The Apple app has to connect to Verizon for example to pull your account info, this is usually where the delays start as everyone is trying to access Verizon info remotely from the Apple app or website. Through the carrier app, there is usually no delay and connects right away. If you want an X early, I would use your carrier app if possible. Apple app is definitely second best though.
     
  9. Bane-Thunder macrumors 6502

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    Call your network provider and get an upgrade loool I found that was the easiest way to get my iPhone 7 and i got it delivered on launch day.

    But OT: If you're not into contracted phones then yeah i'd go with the app.
     
  10. psymac macrumors 6502

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    Good idea, although my concern is that the carrier will have less stock than Apple and delivery will be much more delayed.
     
  11. DNichter macrumors G3

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    It's possible, but I have always found that as long as you submit your order within the first 5 minutes, you'll get it on launch day. The Verizon app hasn't failed me in the last 3 launches, although this is clearly a bit different.
     
  12. skimcpip macrumors regular

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    I have the same question.
     
  13. CGoodlet26 macrumors regular

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    I am curious about this too. Does it live refresh or need to be force closed? I was burned by AT&T website last year so I am looking to use the app this go round.
     
  14. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve always had to reopen the app, but that’s just my experience
     
  15. ronincse macrumors 6502

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    At least both is the way to go. I would say go for 4 routes: Apple website, carrier website, Apple app, carrier app. Even better if you have another device like an iPad to do the apps on just in case as well. The more places you are refreshing the more chances you have at getting the updated data for ordering
     
  16. skimcpip macrumors regular

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    I'll add to this, have one device/laptop on wifi/wired connection and another device using your cellular data. Diversify your networks.
     
  17. Pipper99 macrumors 68020

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    I always quit the app and relaunch...frequently and feverishly until ordering goes live. :)
     
  18. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    No No No guys... the best way to do it is... you wait 5 minutes till 12:06 or so then you get on the apple website and place your order... Spread the word to all of your friends and family and post it on every message board... wait 5 minutes then place (by then my order should be in) :D:D:p:p
     
  19. ssrij Suspended

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    Too many people know about the app now, I am not sure whether it will make any difference this year...
     
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  21. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Great! thanks alot OP
     
  22. ray737 macrumors 6502

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    The app is the way to go. I already have mine all set up
     
  23. Billburns macrumors 6502

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    What are the chances of securing one on the app for release day since supposedly quantities are small
     
  24. Enthusiastic28a Suspended

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    100% chance ::sarcasm:: no one knows
     
  25. Nickpad3 macrumors newbie

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    How Can I get 2 phones, one for my wife? If I have to order one then go back in I’d think it would be weeks delay for the 2nd phone.
     

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