When/Where did the Apple Store Accept your iPhone X pre-order ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HDFan, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. HDFan macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    I am trying to figure out how Apple stages the opening of orders around the world. Macrumors had stated that orders opened at 12:01. The apple store app on my iPhone and the Apple website were in "We'll be back" status until 12:12 am (I am in the San Francisco area). I recollect this was exactly the same time orders opened for my 7+ last year.

    So for those who got orders before 12:12, what was the time (Pacific Daylight), what did you order (color, RAM, carrier), where were you geographically, and what app were you using to place the order (Apple Store App iPhone, Safari Web Mac, Carrier site, etc.)?

    If we can figure out how the staging works there will be less stress (It's 12:10 and I can't order! What am I doing wrong?!).
  2. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    First year I couldn’t use the Apple Store app. Used Safari through my iPad. Got my Nov 3rd date. But oddly the Apple Store app was unreliable this year.
  3. Nikos macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    Apple Store app. 3:05am Eastern confirmation email. November 3rd in-store pickup.
  4. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Sometimes I think the App will not update. I kept closing the app and rerunning. I got the order done by 3:07 most of the time spent filling in the IUP app. I think it help my place in line. Nov 3 delivery.
  5. Csal20 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    IUP. Apple Store App. 3:06am. Att 256 space grey. Delivers 11/3!
  6. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    Did my order on the web since the app did not work this year. Didn't get into the store until 3:10 or so as it wasn't online. Ordered in 1 minute and got Nov. 17-24 for both phones.
  7. noelsch macrumors member


    Nov 14, 2016
  8. djdownhill macrumors regular


    Sep 23, 2017
    Los Angeles
    12:08 AM
    Los Angeles
    64gb Silver
    Apple Store App
    Paid in full
  9. MrLoL macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
    Received the confirmation mail at 9:03 in France
    Apple store app
    64GB Silver
  10. shootertwist14 macrumors member

    May 2, 2016
    sorry for the off-topic, first time to preorder, I got a Nov 11 delivery, already got my email confirmation, what will be the next notification i will get, is it when it finally delivers? or will apple notify me first when apple charges my card with the purchase? thanks in advance and sorry for the OT
  11. Renho, Oct 27, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2017

    Renho macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2014
    SR, CA
    Apple store app, 12:03PDT let me in. Order done at 12:04PDT. I am an hour north of San fran. Got 256gb Silver for 8am pickup on 11/3. this year was really easy. I could have got the SG like I wanted but didn’t want to chance. I saw in store pickup on 11/3 available till 12:15PDT..ATT Next upgrade with money down..ordered on my iPhone 7+
  12. flat five macrumors 603

    flat five

    Feb 6, 2007
    3:07 AM on the AppleStore app..

    got a nov3 delivery for 64GB silver.
  13. Jimmie Geddes macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    Apple Store app on my iPhone 7 Plus Verizon Space Gray 256GB at 3:05 EST, delivers Nov. 3

    Apple online store on my MacBook Pro for T-Mobile 256GB Silver at 3:13 EST , delivers Nov. 17-24.
  14. Renho macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2014
    SR, CA
    You might get charged in a day or two or when it ships. 2 years ago mine got charged days after pre order. They won’t notify you of anything. U will have to keep checking ur order number to see when it ships. You will have to check for everything. I remember one year people got there phones and then it gave them tracking after they had it. So don’t wait for them, check ur self..
    --- Post Merged, Oct 27, 2017 ---
    So weird, hearing this happen for a lot of people but mine worked at 12:03.
  15. KrisGoodier macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2010
    I think I was quite lucky - my App went live (after force closing each time) at 8:02, seconds after it switched from 8:01. UK here, Cheshire to be more exact. Ordered a Silver, 256, due on the 3rd.

    I've was chatting with a friend who was around Heathrow, London. His didn't go live until around 8:17. (SG 256, expected 2nd Dec).
  16. theonekcrow macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2009
    3:06 AM Eastern confirmation email. Nov. 3rd in store pickup
  17. Djentleman macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2012
    It's what happens when they tell everyone to use the app for the "best experience". Every year the app has been my effortless go-to, but this year all the desktop guys came over to the app and that is result of the delay. Sucks.
  18. c0rpus87 macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2017
    Up with Apple Store App on iPhone, pre-approved, all that jazz. Alarm set for 2:45. I’m refusing to give my boyfriend a kiss in recompense for waking him that early because I needed to remain focused.

    Was getting the “We’re so excited...” message until about 3:05 - 3:07 A.M. App switcher, close app, re-open app, etc. No dice. Finally said “**** it”and ordered one through Verizon with release date shipping.

    Turns out I ordered the wrong size! So, I’ve cancancled the Verizon order and re-ordered through the IUP. I’m looking at Dec. 11 - 18, now.

    I’m not super angry, as I’m still due to get it this year. But I wonder if calling Apple and calmly, politely explaining my shattered expectations could help things.
  19. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2015
    East coaster and it wen up about 3:06-3:09 AM, this seems to be the general time for many in this time zone
  20. appygirl82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2012
    I live just outside Portland, OR. I repeatedly opened and force closed the Apple app rapidly until I got in!

    I ordered 2 phones both on the iUP. 64g Silver and 256g SB. Both on AT&T.

    Received my confirmation emails at 12:01 and 12:02. Nov 3rd delivery.

    It was by far the EASIEST pre-order I’ve done to date!
  21. blen macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2008
    12:04am PST email confirmation, stuck in the Nov 10-17 T-Mobile group.
  22. AppleWes macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2013
    One other tip is to turn on "account alerts" if your bank/credit card company offers them. For example- I have text messages or push notifications sent to me for any amount charged on my credit card(s). I can see the moment Apple decides to charge my card, plus keeps accounts more secure.
  23. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    12:03 PDT
    SG 256 IUP 11/3 Delivery

    You are not going to find any pattern as the phone next to mine in the same room didn't get in until 10 minutes after mine. Both using the app. I kept trying as I was curious to see, and I could get website until 12:20.
  24. ales876 macrumors regular


    Nov 25, 2016
    Since 8.59 doing nothing else than opening and closing the app. Finally got it on the iPad and was quick enough to get a 03 pick up time. Delivery was at 9.06 already 2-3 weeks
  25. TinaNYCTower macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2017
    The app on my iPhone 7 plus went live around 3:06 am but my app on my iPhone 8 + still says we'll be back lol or something.

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