- 06-19-2010, 07:27 PM #26
- 06-19-2010, 08:04 PM #27iPhone Newbie
- 43 Posts
This would be my one and only obstacle come Thursday because I am not the primary account holder but an authorized user, and I plan to pick up a reserved iPhone 4, and would not be a happy camper if I was rejected due to that X factor.
- 06-19-2010, 08:43 PM #28
- 06-20-2010, 12:31 AM #29
- 06-20-2010, 01:03 AM #30
I haven't really decided what time I will get there. I'm tempted to go at 5, but I really don't want to have to wait in line 2 hours. After reading the legal copy at the bottom of the email I'm almost wishing I would have pre-ordered it instead. I don't understand the point of Apple's reservation system now. It says at the bottom (as a previous poster pointed out) "Pre-authorization does not guarantee iPhone availability at an Apple Retail Store. iPhone is sold on a first-come, first-served basis." So, for example, does that mean if I arrive *after* the reserve line has already been served, that my phone could go to someone else, simply because they were there first? But then the email also states that they will hold the reservation until the close of business on the 24th. Sort of confusing, isn't it?
- 06-20-2010, 02:30 AM #31
- 06-20-2010, 03:33 AM #32
It's like those credit card offers you get in the mail..."Pre authorized". It's very different from "Pre Approved".
- 06-20-2010, 06:19 AM #33
- 06-20-2010, 07:54 AM #34
Pre-authorization and reservation are two different things. If you have a reservation, there's one there for you.
You know those letters you get in the mail "you're pre-authorized for a $6,000 line of credit?" that doesn't mean you'll get it.
Put the two together - if you have an iPhone 4 reserved and you have the money...you're good.
- 06-20-2010, 12:52 PM #35
- 06-20-2010, 01:55 PM #36
- 06-20-2010, 03:33 PM #37
- 06-21-2010, 10:57 AM #38iMore Beginner
- 75 Posts
FWIW, I called my local apple store to check on my reservation today. They looked up my reservation and confirmed it, then I asked if it was first come first served on the reserved, and he said no. If you have one reserved, you will get it for sure.
I also asked if they'd have a seperate line for reserved and walk-up and he said yes, initially, then as the day goes on it would just become one line.
Hope that helps someone else as well.
I called the Apple Store in Newark, DE.