Apple’s most anticipated smartphone of 2017, the iPhone X, is going live for pre-orders at the end of this week. Apple unveiled three new iPhone models including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X during a media event in September. While the company launched the iPhone 8 models in the same month, the iPhone X launch delayed due to production related issues. This has adversely affected iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales because many potential iPhone buyers are waiting for the iPhone X.
If you’re one of those Apple fans waiting for the company to launch iPhone X and are ready to throw in their money for it, well it is not going to be that easy. The demand for iPhone X is going to be huge, and it is going to be extremely tough to pre-order an iPhone X with reasonable shipping time. However, there are some simple tips that you can follow to make the pre-ordering process much easier. We have put together some tips that should help you in securing an iPhone X pre-order in no time.
How to Secure an iPhone X Pre-order
Use Apple Store App
Pre-order through website or Apple Store app? This is one of the most important questions to answer. Because among all the mediums Apple is going to offer to place a pre-order, the Apple Store app is the best one in my opinion.
Make sure you have the Apple Store app installed on your existing iPhone/iPad, and it is connected to a high-speed and stable internet connection, preferably a Wi-fi connection. If the app somehow fails to properly load during the pre-order time, quickly force quit it and reload again. You can open the Apple Store app on multiple iOS devices and connect these devices to different internet connections to increase your chances of securing an iPhone X pre-order.
If you’re going to place an order through Apple Store app for the first time, it is highly-recommended to browse through the app to get an idea of how things work.
Update your Personal and Payment Details
To make the checkout process faster, make sure to enter your payment details, address, and other required information in the app before the pre-order day. You should choose Apple Pay/Wallet for pre-order since it offers a faster checkout experience.
Know What You Want
Make up your mind for the color and capacity of the iPhone X you want to buy. Any last minute amendment may lead to a delay of months in your ordered iPhone X shipping time.
Same iPhone X a Favorite
Apple has already listed the iPhone X on the Apple Store. It’s time to bookmark it for a quick access to it from your My Account section on the day of pre-order.
Know the Pre-Order Start Time
The iPhone X pre-orders go live at 3:00 am EDT/12:01 am PDT on October 27. Make sure to be ready at that exact time. Don’t expect your iPhone X to get delivered before the end of December or early next year if you’re late.
Go for the Variant with Slightly Less Demand
If higher price of 256GB iPhone X is not a problem for you, better pre-order this model. Due to its high cost, the demand for iPhone X 256GB model is going to be slightly lower than the 64GB storage option.
Try a Carrier or an Authorized Seller
Pre-ordering through Verizon or AT&T is also an option. This will increase your chances of getting your hands on an iPhone X earlier than many.
If All Else Fails
If you somehow fail to secure an iPhone X pre-order on October 27th, you still have a chance to get it without any delay, and that’s by queuing outside Apple retail store before the launch on November 3. While it is going to be tiresome, if you get in the queue early, you’ll easily be able to get an iPhone X on the launch day.
That’s it, folks! We hope that the tips discussed above will help you in securing an iPhone X as early as possible. Even if doing all the things considered above your shipping time ends up slipping to 8-10 weeks, there is nothing you can do about it. You will have to wait for the device to arrive, buy it from the grey market at a higher price, or opt for another smartphone.
Keep in mind that Apple is facing production issues with iPhone X components. Hence the supply for the device is going to be extremely short at launch. So, make up your mind about buying an iPhone X before the company starts accepting its pre-orders.