Will Apple Store let me cancel my pre-order if I wait in line?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bellagem, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Bellagem macrumors member

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    I pre-ordered the 6 plus from Apple.com a little too late Friday morning so my ship date is 3-4 weeks. If I wait in line on Friday at the Apple store, will they let me buy an iphone by cancelling by current pre-order? or will they turn me away saying I'm not eligible for an upgrade due to the existing pre-order? I just wouldn't want to wait in line for hours only to find out I can't get a phone due to this issue.
     
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Your upgrade date will not reset immediately. It's too late now. The only way is if you can do an upgrade swap with another line on your account.
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    All Apple store have been instructed to talk to the crown around 5am, answer any questions you may have and around 6am will hand out reservation cards of the model you want. I say wait in line and if you get the card for the phone model you want, while in line cancel your order and by the time the store opens at 8am you should be good to buy it in person.

    Your upgrade date can take up to 24hrs to reset, but the majority of the time it resets within 10-20 minutes.
     
  4. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    The sooner you cancel the faster it will reset. I'd advise to do it now. Tomorrow it might not reset.
     
  5. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Reservation cards no longer exist. Confirmed by a buddy of mine that works at the store. They have this new electronic system in place.
     
  6. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Yes but if you don't have an iPhone etc they will still be handing out paper cards.

    I'd recommend cancelling your order now, it would suck to be in line know that you can get a phone and your upgrade eligibility isn't intact.
     
  7. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I hope everyone that wants to get an iPhone legitimately for personal use will have iPhones or devices that can get text/email so that those scalpers won't be able to buy paper cards.
     
  8. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    Here's hoping!
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    ATT can reset it for you. Takes 24 hours. At least that is what I was told by an online rep.
     
  10. JoeBenjamin macrumors newbie

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    I've seen varying reports of people who cancelled an Apple.com pre-order while waiting in line the day of the launch of a new iPhone getting AT&T upgrade eligibility releases within 15 minutes up to 3 hours, but not longer than that. I think the "up to 24 hours" and "within 3 days" thing is AT&T and other carriers trying to cover their butts in case a janitor trips over a server power cord.
     

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