With the store app, speed kills. What speeds are you looking at for preorder night?


Dunbar

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The device matters a lot more than having the fastest broadband connection. Apple store app on the latest iPad Pro or iPhone 7/8 is ideal.
 

Cergman

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I have somewhat spotty University wifi at my disposal with 3ms ping and 300 down as well as AT&T LTE with about 40ms ping and 150 down. I was planning on using LTE because it’s more reliable, but will that extra ping time make a difference?
 

Stayfly2407

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so according to some of yall you can have dial up internet speed and load up the app, get through the screens once they load up, at the same time as someone with a much faster speed, all because it depends on the servers........seems legitsmh
 
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mattopotamus

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so according to some of yall you can have dial up internet speed and load up the app, get through the screens once they load up, at the same time as someone with a much faster speed, all because it depends on the servers........seems legitsmh
anyone with a good LTE or home wifi will be fine. The difference between a 5mbps connection and a 200mbps connection will be negligible when ordering.
 

Zigourney

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so according to some of yall you can have dial up internet speed and load up the app, get through the screens once they load up, at the same time as someone with a much faster speed, all because it depends on the servers........seems legitsmh
Its definitely a combination of both, having a fast connection, fast PC or phone that can load the app and of course more importantly how congested the servers are.
 

andyw715

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Most often its the carrier's subsystem that slows down the process. If there was just 4 SKUs (one for each color/capacity combo) it would be much simpler. Just buy the phone, get it, then contact the carrier.

But alas, it isn't so we wait for the carrier to give the go/no-go on eligibility.
 

hface119

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so according to some of yall you can have dial up internet speed and load up the app, get through the screens once they load up, at the same time as someone with a much faster speed, all because it depends on the servers........seems legitsmh
It is legit, if you understand how the internet works...
 

andyw715

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Most often its the carrier's subsystem that slows down the process. If there was just 4 SKUs (one for each color/capacity combo) it would be much simpler. Just buy the phone, get it, then contact the carrier.

But alas, it isn't so we wait for the carrier to give the go/no-go on eligibility.

Which I was just reminded, may not be true. I think Apple will actually consider the order placed and keep your place in line if there are delay's caused by the carrier's system.
 
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matthewv1227

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Which I was just reminded, may not be true. I think Apple will actually consider the order placed and keep your place in line if there are delay's caused by the carrier's system.
Yeah... if the server takes too long it will issue you a reservation which holds your order for you until a later time... I’ve had this happen with bad signal in the middle of the summer (no where near a launch)... honestly wouldn’t mind this happening to me as I can just come back later knowing that I have an order in.
 
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questionmark32

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I have no idea how you guys are getting pings so low. On average mine is around 10-15ms on my iPhone. Even more on my MacBook Pro