Was It Worth having A Gigabit Connection While Pre-Ordering?

donster28

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My pre-order process was fast and painless and my X is now on its way and should be in my hands on Nov. 3.

It's interesting how a lot of people posting here have had a horrible and slow experience pre-ordering.

A week ago, I switched my modem and service to a Gigabit connection to try and possibly take advantage of come pre-order time and boy, was it ever worth it!

I don't have scientific proof but it sure did work out for me. I am now debating if I should keep it or downgrade to my usual connection...hmmm.
 

WilliamG

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No, it made no difference. Maybe the fiber ping times helped you, but the gigabit itself did not. I have gigabit, too.
 

DaveOP

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My pre-order process was fast and painless and my X is now on its way and should be in my hands on Nov. 3.

It's interesting how a lot of people posting here have had a horrible and slow experience pre-ordering.

A week ago, I switched my modem and service to a Gigabit connection to try and possibly take advantage of come pre-order time and boy, was it ever worth it!

I don't have scientific proof but it sure did work out for me. I am now debating if I should keep it or downgrade to my usual connection...hmmm.
Didn’t make a difference. I was able to get several devices, some on my Verizon cell connection at 40ish MBPS, and some on my gigabit Comcast line. They were all launch day.
 

donster28

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It can also be the luck of the draw, I guess.

I also double-checked my internet speed before pre-ordering, just to make sure, and it's what it's supposed to be.
 

myscrnnm

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I feel like the Internet connection speed didn't play a factor, at least in my case. Both my phone and computer loaded the pages as fast as I could keep up. It was the lack of access to the Apple Store for several minutes after midnight that resulted in my November 10-17 delivery date.
[doublepost=1509137056][/doublepost]I feel like the Internet connection speed didn't play a factor, at least in my case. Both my phone and computer loaded the pages as fast as I could keep up. It was the lack of access to the Apple Store for several minutes after midnight that resulted in my November 10-17 delivery date.
 
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Zigourney

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I have a 165mbps download fibre connection (9ms ping) and hard wired custom built PC and it made no difference for me. I was ready to go at 8.01 but got in at 8.04 after many refreshes, got a 2-3 weeks delivery (13-20 Nov ship date).

Next year I'm doing it via the apple app on my phone - as I have read here on the UK delivery thread that those with the App faired better than me, even for those living here in the UK who got in after 8.04 and still managed a 3rd November ship date.
 

Damstr

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I had upgraded to FIOS Gigabit a week ago. Ping times were around 4-5ms which I’m sure helped out a lot.
 

dysert

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My iPhone and iPad Pro using Wi-Fi never got through via the Apple Store app. My MacPro using a wired connection with less than 1 second pings and ATT gigbit speed accessed the Apple web site first at 02:04 CDT and I was able to complete two orders and have email confirmations back by 02:08 while the Apple store apps were still not connecting. I am in Dallas.
 

WilliamG

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I have a 165mbps download fibre connection (9ms ping) and hard wired custom built PC and it made no difference for me. I was ready to go at 8.01 but got in at 8.04 after many refreshes, got a 2-3 weeks delivery (13-20 Nov ship date).

Next year I'm doing it via the apple app on my phone - as I have read here on the UK delivery thread that those with the App faired better than me, even for those living here in the UK who got in after 8.04 and still managed a 3rd November ship date.
It's a total crapshoot, honestly. I had the Apple Store app open, and was closing and opening it on an iPhone and an iPad, and it never came up for me till around 12:15am. Whereas, using the browser worked at around 12:05am. There's no rhyme/reason to it...
 

geoff5093

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No, as long as you have a few megs down it doesn't matter. What does make a slight difference is latency and reliability.
 

Jimpilot

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My iPhone and iPad Pro using Wi-Fi never got through via the Apple Store app. My MacPro using a wired connection with less than 1 second pings and ATT gigbit speed accessed the Apple web site first at 02:04 CDT and I was able to complete two orders and have email confirmations back by 02:08 while the Apple store apps were still not connecting. I am in Dallas.
Interesting. I used my iPhone 7+ with FOS wireless in DFW suburbs and connected via Apple app at 2:04, quick confirm and had my conformation at :06

My theory is there are X number of slots into their big computer in the sky. If you hit it when a slot opened, you got in. If none were open you got the opening soon screen. I was doing the open, double click, swipe, open trick. It finally hit.
 

pesos

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I was stuck in a meeting so I was simultaneously trying to order via phone apps (apple and verizon, neither of which worked) and from my Surface Pro which was tethered off my iphone (which did work an di got two Xs each from verizon and best buy... then later that night got 2 more from apple for local pickup)

Don't think gbit helped or hurt.
 

JPack

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The only thing that matters. Not ping, not bandwidth.
 

meikdunj

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Used 4G network here in UK and Apple App. No problem getting my order in for 3rd Nov delivery.