1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    To those of you who pre-ordered one of the new iPhone models and are still waiting to receive it, are you upset that those of us who didn’t pre-order were able to simply walk in to an Apple Store and purchase one?

    Take my situation for example: after picking on fellow jarhead Spencerdl yesterday, I grabbed my iPhone X, initiated the Apple Store app, ordered a gold iPhone 11 Pro Max with same day pickup from the closest Apple Store (Mall at Millenia) here in Orlando. I could have picked it up within the hour, but I had to travel to Deltona to see my son’s football game so I chose a 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM pickup timeframe.

    When I arrived, I was in and out in about 15 minutes.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 09-22-2019 at 08:38 AM.
    09-22-2019 08:11 AM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    To those of you who pre-ordered one of the new iPhone models and are still waiting to receive it, are you upset that those of us who didn’t pre-order were able to simply walk in to an Apple Store and purchase one?

    Take my situation for example: after picking on fellow jarhead Spencerdl yesterday, I grabbed my iPhone X, initiated the Apple Store app, ordered a gold iPhone 11 Pro Max with same day pickup from the closest Apple Store (Mall at Millenia) here in Orlando. I could have picked it up within the hour, but I had to travel to Deltona to see my son’s football game so I chose a 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM pickup timeframe.

    When I arrived, I was in and out in about 15 minutes.
    That’s why I don’t understand preordering, unless you don’t have an Apple store near you.
    09-22-2019 09:11 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    That’s why I don’t understand preordering, unless you don’t have an Apple store near you.
    Agreed, and I understand that many people enjoy the experience of pre-ordering and/or camping overnight outside of Apple Stores. I’m just not one of those people...
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    09-22-2019 09:34 AM
  4. TgeekB's Avatar
    Agreed, and I understand that many people enjoy the experience of pre-ordering and/or camping overnight outside of Apple Stores. I’m just not one of those people...
    Neither am I. What’s an extra day or two?
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    09-22-2019 09:46 AM
  5. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    Agreed, and I understand that many people enjoy the experience of pre-ordering and/or camping overnight outside of Apple Stores. I’m just not one of those people...
    Do people still do the camp out thing?

    I like preordering because it’s exciting during the week between the preorder and picking it up (I won’t do delivery anymore after the UPS guy lobbed my 7+ onto my balcony). I know what exactly I’m going to get so I can start looking for the perfect case. This time around I opted for a 6:00-6:30 window for pick up because I wasn’t sure I’d get the day off from work. I ended up getting it off so I ran errands and had brunch with my girlfriend to keep my mind off of it lol. I got there 30 minutes early and they let me in after about a 5 minute wait after I signed in.
    09-22-2019 09:51 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Do people still do the camp out thing?

    I like preordering because it’s exciting during the week between the preorder and picking it up (I won’t do delivery anymore after the UPS guy lobbed my 7+ onto my balcony). I know what exactly I’m going to get so I can start looking for the perfect case. This time around I opted for a 6:00-6:30 window for pick up because I wasn’t sure I’d get the day off from work. I ended up getting it off so I ran errands and had brunch with my girlfriend to keep my mind off of it lol. I got there 30 minutes early and they let me in after about a 5 minute wait after I signed in.
    There’s no doubt that excitement plays a big role in regard to pre-ordering and that’s okay. Like you, I arrived at the Apple Store a few minutes early and was let inside within minutes. As stated above, I was in and out in about 15 minutes. The store was packed, but people were mostly looking around. There were a good deal of tourists inside, too.
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    09-22-2019 10:06 AM
  7. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    There’s no doubt that excitement plays a big role in regard to pre-ordering and that’s okay. Like you, I arrived at the Apple Store a few minutes early and was let inside within minutes. As stated above, I was in and out in about 15 minutes. The store was packed, but people were mostly looking around. There were a good deal of tourists inside, too.
    Yep! My store was packed as well. I couldn’t tell if most people were looking around or waiting for the sales reps to bring out their devices from the back. My guy had me stand at the corner of a display table since that was the only place to stand lol. And that was at 5:30pm! I bet it was a madhouse earlier in the day.

    Even though I wouldn’t camp out for a phone (especially now since I doubt there’s the party atmosphere like in previous years) it would be kinda cool to be there in the morning for the countdown.
    09-22-2019 10:11 AM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    There’s no doubt that excitement plays a big role in regard to pre-ordering and that’s okay. Like you, I arrived at the Apple Store a few minutes early and was let inside within minutes. As stated above, I was in and out in about 15 minutes. The store was packed, but people were mostly looking around. There were a good deal of tourists inside, too.
    I’m excited about relaxing and not having to stand in a line.....but I get it. We all have different things that get us up in the morning.
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    09-22-2019 10:11 AM
  9. calebt's Avatar
    Never preordered or waited on lines. Always walked into Best Buy and picked up the iPhone I wanted. I can also tell you the local Best Buy had them available on launch day.
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    09-22-2019 10:21 AM
  10. taz323's Avatar
    To those of you who pre-ordered one of the new iPhone models and are still waiting to receive it, are you upset that those of us who didn’t pre-order were able to simply walk in to an Apple Store and purchase one?

    Take my situation for example: after picking on fellow jarhead Spencerdl yesterday, I grabbed my iPhone X, initiated the Apple Store app, ordered a gold iPhone 11 Pro Max with same day pickup from the closest Apple Store (Mall at Millenia) here in Orlando. I could have picked it up within the hour, but I had to travel to Deltona to see my son’s football game so I chose a 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM pickup timeframe.

    When I arrived, I was in and out in about 15 minutes.
    When I pick up the iPhone 11 yesterday, I was talking him about that. They had so many of all them in any color in stock. he also said they had a really good turn out on Friday.
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    09-22-2019 10:25 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    When I pick up the iPhone 11 yesterday, I was talking him about that. They had so many of all them in any color in stock. he also said they had a really good turn out on Friday.
    No doubt. The employee who assisted me said it was a mad house on Friday. They had the dark green iPhone on display all over the store and a good deal of people were buying it because it was the newest color. The store was packed while I was there but appeared to mostly be people checking thing out. The appointment line moved along quickly, thank GOD. I was already tired after being in outside in that heat watching my son play football and being there 2 hours before game time so I wanted to be in out of the Apple Store as quickly as possible and I was obliged...
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    09-22-2019 10:32 AM
  12. Westiemom's Avatar
    I have an Apple store about an hour away, but I always get my phone through Verizon’s yearly upgrade plan.
    My local Verizon never has a very good supply of all colors, so I might have been able to walk in last Friday and get one, but I just went ahead and preordered and it was delivered to me Friday.
    I bet next year will be nuts though if the change is more radical.
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    09-22-2019 10:35 AM
  13. taz323's Avatar
    No doubt. The employee who assisted me said it was a mad house on Friday. They had the dark green iPhone on display all over the store and a good deal of people were buying it because it was the newest color. The store was packed while I was there but appeared to mostly be people checking thing out. The appointment line moved along quickly, thank GOD. I was already tired after being in outside in that heat watching my son play football and being there 2 hours before game time so I wanted to be in out of the Apple Store as quickly as possible and I was obliged...
    I was shocked, I was in and out in a little over an hour.
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    09-22-2019 10:38 AM
  14. edswife1970's Avatar
    I didn’t finally decide to get the new iPhone until Tuesday the 17th. And then I ordered it through Verizon‘s app. It has always said that it would be the 27th before I would get it but I was really hoping for sooner! There has been no update so far. I wish I could go to the Verizon store and see if they have any in stock now and see if I could just pick it up instead of waiting for it to be delivered, but I don’t think that’s possible since it didn’t give me that option to begin with.

    I’m not very good at waiting!
    09-22-2019 02:11 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I didn’t finally decide to get the new iPhone until Tuesday the 17th. And then I ordered it through Verizon‘s app. It has always said that it would be the 27th before I would get it but I was really hoping for sooner! There has been no update so far. I wish I could go to the Verizon store and see if they have any in stock now and see if I could just pick it up instead of waiting for it to be delivered, but I don’t think that’s possible since it didn’t give me that option to begin with.

    I’m not very good at waiting!
    It is possible the new iPhone could arrive earlier than expected, but I would definitely pop in to a Verizon Store to see if any are actually in stock.
    09-22-2019 02:20 PM
  16. FFR's Avatar
    How do you like it?

    Honestly still haven’t gotten around to unboxing mine.
    09-22-2019 02:59 PM
  17. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I’m in the same boat as most. I had the XS Max and was going to keep that. Decided Friday morning spur of the moment to go to the Verizon store to see what stock was like. Ended up leaving with a 256 space gray.
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    09-22-2019 03:17 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    How do you like it?

    Honestly still haven’t gotten around to unboxing mine.
    I’m really enjoying my iPhone 11 Pro Max and I can’t say enough about the battery life. It’s been amazing thus far.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 09-22-2019 at 06:09 PM.
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    09-22-2019 03:19 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I’m in the same boat as most. I had the XS Max and was going to keep that. Decided Friday morning spur of the moment to go to the Verizon store to see what stock was like. Ended up leaving with a 256 space gray.
    Congratulations on getting your new iPhone, sir...
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 09-23-2019 at 10:02 AM.
    09-22-2019 03:20 PM
  20. Bluehair62's Avatar
    Every year I get the phone on the first day available. This year I went through the same process and ended up with a October 1st-4th delivery date. UGH!!!!!!!

    At least I have the watch to hold me over.
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    09-22-2019 07:38 PM
  21. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I have two cousins who are wanting to buy a new iPhone. They both considered pre-ordering, but they wanted to look at them first. We went yesterday, thinking things would have calmed down... ha! HA HA HA! The joke was on me. Of course, my one cousin decided on the midnight green pro. It's sold out, so she is going to monitor Apple's website, as the store gets new shipments every day. My other cousin was all set to purchase, but her phone is a business phone, so she has to go to Verizon. She'll probably do that this morning.
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    09-23-2019 08:55 AM
  22. travis4380's Avatar
    I wasn’t going to get this years model. Then out of the blue I decided to go ahead and order one and it should be here on the 2nd.
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    09-23-2019 12:35 PM
  23. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    On the X launch, I simply walked into a store on launch day, instead of pre-ordering, and walked out about 30 minutes later with a new phone.

    On last Friday's launch day, I wandered into my local store here and did exactly the same with an 11 Pro Max 256Gb in Gold. Beautiful phone!

    Honestly, i'm never pre-ordering again.
    09-27-2019 12:08 AM
  24. Spencerdl's Avatar
    To those of you who pre-ordered one of the new iPhone models and are still waiting to receive it, are you upset that those of us who didn’t pre-order were able to simply walk in to an Apple Store and purchase one?

    Take my situation for example: after picking on fellow jarhead Spencerdl yesterday, I grabbed my iPhone X, initiated the Apple Store app, ordered a gold iPhone 11 Pro Max with same day pickup from the closest Apple Store (Mall at Millenia) here in Orlando. I could have picked it up within the hour, but I had to travel to Deltona to see my son’s football game so I chose a 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM pickup timeframe.

    When I arrived, I was in and out in about 15 minutes.
    I have no idea how I missed this thread...Currently laughing at JustMeD...LOL
    I did the walk in thing for my Midnight Green 11 Pro Max (256g) as well.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-28-2019 09:34 AM

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