Pre-Order Question

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  1. Stacked macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, so i'm planning on buying the iphone 6 outright this year and if current rumors are true i'll pre-order this friday at midnight. I have never pre-ordered before and for those of you who have, are there any problems with pre-ordering ? For example has there ever been a situation where a massive amount of orders are being placed that the apple website goes down or possibly any other problems with placing the order ?
     
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Like every pre-order? The Apple store app has been better than the store on the Apple website in previous years - the website goes slow due to the load.
    Not being able to get through the pages of ordering, and being too slow in ordering might be two issues.
     
  3. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Yep, it's very busy. I got through in around 15 minutes for the iPhone 5 but I had multiple tabs open.. refresh refresh refresh ;)




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  4. Stacked thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh wow :p Maybe the app would be better to use then:D I just updated my express checkout preferences so maybe that might help a bit.
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I wonder why Apple's website struggles so much on launch day, could it be because everyone has multiple tabs and devices constantly refreshing the page :eek:
     
  6. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    And broken F5 keys by the end of the day.
     
  7. Pipper99 macrumors 68000

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    Using the apple store app on the iPhone or ipad has been a much easier and better ordering experience for me (and a lot of others based on what I've read here)
     
  8. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    I use the back way, though the carrier. :p

    Nobody expects it....

    Got my iPhone 5 on Launch day, and didn't even have to wake up till 7am.
     
  9. Stacked thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's probably the case. :mad: I'll use the app at midnight with express checkout enabled. Hopefully no problems!:apple:
     
  10. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Make sure your iPhone is charged. :)
     
  11. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you in PST? On the iPhone 5 pre order day it didn't come out for preorder until 3AM-3:30AM est if I remember correctly.
     
  12. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't that behavior contribute to the sluggishness of the site? If everyone is constantly refreshing pages...it will make the site slow which is what you're trying to avoid anyways. Right? Wrong?

    Absolutely ZERO patience, people have these days.

    Just like driving.. oh, you're coming up the on ramp? Let's zip across all lanes to get to the fast lane immediately, causing the rush hour traffic jam. Zero patience, that's why we can't have nice things.
     
  13. Stacked thread starter macrumors regular

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    It definitely will be :p

    Yea 3am! Thanks for the reminder! I'm east coast
     
  14. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    So am I, and I have classes at 7am the next morning.

    Hmm 4 hours a sleep vs a iPhone 6 on launch day.

    I think we all know who won ;)
     
  15. rittchard macrumors 6502

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    One piece of advice: if you are upgrading on your existing carrier, make sure prior to the date of pre-order that everything is squared away with billing. I had a payment due with AT&T, and even though I paid it that night it couldn't register through the system, so I was unable to complete the pre-order to many hours later the next day.
     
  16. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Boo hoo.. survival of the fittest. You use 1 tab. I'll use 6. Way of the world.


    :apple:
     
  17. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    why?

    are they violently turning down their keyboard brightness??
     
  18. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    People like you are why we can't have nice things.
     
  19. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    I forgot that I was a Windows user. I guess Macs don't map that key to refresh.
     
  20. Mac Wolf macrumors member

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    I want to say it took me 30 minutes to preorder the 5 two years ago. I tried both Apple's site and ATT's site. Interesting that the app works better for you guys. May have to do that this year...
     
  21. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    That's what I've always done as well. And if I call before the order is processed, I can request overnight with Saturday delivery for free as a "valued customer".
     
  22. normanfox macrumors 6502a

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    from my experience with iphone 4, buying from AT&T is a pain when dealing with return/exchange. my iphone 4 from AT&T has yellowish screen. AT&T sent me to apple store , and apple store sent me back to AT&T since I did not buy from Apple.

    I'd rather deal with apple than AT&T if I have a choice.
     
  23. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    Current rumors? Can't see anything about pre-orders anyplace...
     
  24. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    I worked at Apple as a genius.. I would have referred you to a specialist who can replace your device while it is inside the 14 days of the purchase date.

    If it was outside the 14 days.. Then the Apple employee was correct.
     
  25. normanfox macrumors 6502a

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    that is confusing. from retail perspective, when a purchase is out of 14/30 days window, a customer has to deal with manufacturer, Apple in this case.

    if it is within 14 days, then it is AT&T responsibility since they are the seller/retailer.

    This should be the same as anything else like buying a TV at Best Buy.
     

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