1. msm0511's Avatar
    I can attest to this. Took 4 hours, 3 phone calls, and me explaining to a rep what they needed to do. Finally got it activated. Then I had nothing but trouble reloading my apps. Took me another 2 hrs to get them all reloaded. I was a little hot for a while yesterday. But all is good since then.
    I initially used my 8 to set my X up. That went really quick. Then I decided to use the encrypted backup I made the night before so I didn't have to do all my logins over. That's when I ran into trouble. It took a while to get that working properly. It honestly would've just been easier to manually login than to use the encrypted backup.
    11-04-2017 08:54 AM
  2. zachpenguin's Avatar
    I initially used my 8 to set my X up. That went really quick. Then I decided to use the encrypted backup I made the night before so I didn't have to do all my logins over. That's when I ran into trouble. It took a while to get that working properly. It honestly would've just been easier to manually login than to use the encrypted backup.
    Yes. I used an encrypted I had just made. I spend so much time logging back in I thought it would save me...ended up taking longer, and still had to log in manually to about 50% of the apps anyway.
    11-04-2017 08:57 AM
  3. msm0511's Avatar
    Yes. I used an encrypted I had just made. I spend so much time logging back in I thought it would save me...ended up taking longer, and still had to log in manually to about 50% of the apps anyway.
    Me too. I'm not gonna bother using the encrypted backup again. I'll just use iCloud backup and re-sign in to everything.
    11-04-2017 09:02 AM
  4. zachpenguin's Avatar
    I need to sort my iCloud out again. They keep telling me my backup failed and I need to investigate a little bit.
    11-04-2017 09:04 AM
  5. nr2d's Avatar
    Well I gave up on getting an iPhone X yesterday. My order from 10/27 still had the delivery window of 11/16-24/2017. So I went to the Apple Store and bought an iPhone 8+. Got it all set up and everything. I had read a thread on here about checking and if available reserving your iPhone X after 8:00 am. Well I check the local Apple store availability at 8:03 and they had 1 available. I had to pay for at the time of my order which didn't bother me. So I pickup my new iPhone X today and I will return my iPhone 8+ and get a full refund. WOOHOO!!!

    The nice thing was that I was able to cancel my order for a screen film and a case I ordered at Amazon also.
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    11-04-2017 09:08 AM
  6. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Well I gave up on getting an iPhone X yesterday. My order from 10/27 still had the delivery window of 11/16-24/2017. So I went to the Apple Store and bought an iPhone 8+. Got it all set up and everything. I had read a thread on here about checking and if available reserving your iPhone X after 8:00 am. Well I check the local Apple store availability at 8:03 and they had 1 available. I had to pay for at the time of my order which didn't bother me. So I pickup my new iPhone X today and I will return my iPhone 8+ and get a full refund. WOOHOO!!!

    The nice thing was that I was able to cancel my order for a screen film and a case I ordered at Amazon also.
    Good for you! Congratulations!
    11-04-2017 09:51 AM
  7. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Just for curiosity, I checked my Apple app today and found multiple stores with availability for pick up but only the 256GB version. I suggest that you check your local stores too if you want to get a chance in getting your phone earlier than your shipping date. For those people who’s phone has been shipped, you can’t do this anymore because it’s too late to cancel your order.
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    11-04-2017 09:57 AM
  8. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Just for curiosity, I checked my Apple app today and found multiple stores with availability for pick up but only the 256GB version. I suggest that you check your local stores too if you want to get a chance in getting your phone earlier than your shipping date. For those people who’s phone has been shipped, you can’t do this anymore because it’s too late to cancel your order.
    Yep, it’s 730am here in California and just purchased a silver 64gb iPhone x for store pick up at 130-2pm today . I was shocked to see wide availability in the SF Bay Area this morning this early as I thought Apple normally updates inventory availability at 8am.

    Nonetheless I will be cancelling my preorder (I’m in the delivers Nov 17-24 group) once I have the phone in hand today, and will be returning my 8 plus that I bought almost two weeks ago in the interim to tide me over.
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    11-04-2017 10:37 AM
  9. msm0511's Avatar
    Just for curiosity, I checked my Apple app today and found multiple stores with availability for pick up but only the 256GB version. I suggest that you check your local stores too if you want to get a chance in getting your phone earlier than your shipping date. For those people who’s phone has been shipped, you can’t do this anymore because it’s too late to cancel your order.
    I checked in my area today and there is only one ATT model and one Sprint model available. All are available within a 3-4 hour drive though.
    11-04-2017 11:13 AM
  10. FaisDogg's Avatar
    Me too. I'm not gonna bother using the encrypted backup again. I'll just use iCloud backup and re-sign in to everything.
    I setup mine as new given that iPhone X version of iOS is a little different. Re-downloaded all my apps was kinda a pain, but it was nice to have a fresh start.
    11-04-2017 12:51 PM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    If anyone is near Southern NH, they have Verizon iPhone X’s available today.

    11-04-2017 01:41 PM
  12. NSpooner's Avatar
    We got ours about 7 pm last night. Had a little hiccup setting them up as the backup from our 7’s running beta 11.2 wouldn’t work on the X. Had to setup the X on its own, install the beta and then wipe it to then setup from the iCloud backup.
    11-04-2017 01:49 PM
  13. flyinion's Avatar
    I set mine up with my 7+ which was nice didn't have to log in moved my wifi etc over. The next step is how to restore it doesn't actually restore stuff just the initial login type stuff. I had to do new to get 11.1 on it then did a restore of my secure backup. Only had to log in to a few things. Even the Google stuff that had issues last year didn't this time. Only had to completely set back up Google authenticator (use for multiple accounts including non Google stuff) and log in on the Steam app and a hiccup with syncing my Fitbit
    11-04-2017 02:28 PM
  14. Broodn's Avatar
    Just checked my apple store app and I’m surprised to see that all my local apple stores have iPhones available for pick up...if you’re in Northern VA and want a phone this is the way to go.
    I seen that to but I don’t think Apple will let me change my order to store pick up instead of home delivery.
    11-04-2017 03:18 PM
  15. nr2d's Avatar
    Picked mine up at 12:30. Returned my iPhone 8+ and a case that I bought yesterday. Quite a different feel from the 8+. Less clunky and lighter. Since I have had each iPhone since the 3G it may take me a bit of time to get used to the swiping. I need to get a screen protector for the phone also. I have never liked the feel of the screen without a screen protector. I just have to wait till Power Support releases their new anti-glare protector.
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    11-04-2017 03:22 PM
  16. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Picked mine up at 12:30. Returned my iPhone 8+ and a case that I bought yesterday. Quite a different feel from the 8+. Less clunky and lighter. Since I have had each iPhone since the 3G it may take me a bit of time to get used to the swiping. I need to get a screen protector for the phone also. I have never liked the feel of the screen without a screen protector. I just have to wait till Power Support releases their new anti-glare protector.
    Give yourself a day. You’ll be a pro using the new gesture after that. At least, that’s my experience. Congrats BTW in getting it. You’ll get use of the size. Been using the plus since iPhone 6 and I have gotten used to it. Looking back at my old plus phone, they look so huge to me now. LOL! I like the form factor now if the iPhone 10. It can now hold the phone comfortable in my hand. Love the Face ID too. It’s so fast than using the Touch ID.
    11-04-2017 03:43 PM
  17. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    I am wishing I didn't bother pre-order (no delivery till 17th-24th November). People are walking into Apple shops and purchasing the iPhone X. I might have to try and do the same...
    Broodn likes this.
    11-04-2017 07:29 PM
  18. iMark's Avatar
    I am wishing I didn't bother pre-order (no delivery till 17th-24th November). People are walking into Apple shops and purchasing the iPhone X. I might have to try and do the same...
    It's disappointing that they didn't use that inventory to fill pre-orders. I understand that Apple wants people in their stores, but there are people that stayed awake or set their alarms to order early.
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    11-04-2017 07:40 PM
  19. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar


    BAM!!! Managed to get one for in store pick up this morning around 730am. Picked up around 130pm. Cancelled my preorder one that was set to deliver around Nov 17-24.

    I was told by my apple store today that the way stores are handling inventory is all shipments that come in during the day are then made available for store pick up the next day and once they run out the following day, the shipments that come in that day are then made available for the day after and so on

    So for example, this morning the stores in the SF Bay Area that had bunch for instore pick up today, those sold out within 2-3 hours. But during the day today, any shipments the stores received throughout the day will be made available to pick up tomorrow instead of the stores making them available immediately like in previous years.

    They said that it is helping make for a more organized smoothly run process

    So for anyone that is stuck in the Order in Progress mode, try checking your local store thru apples website or app to purchase immediately and pick up same day. Just make sure to check in the early morning hours.
    11-04-2017 08:09 PM
  20. luvesuga's Avatar
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    BAM!!! Managed to get one for in store pick up this morning around 730am. Picked up around 130pm. Cancelled my preorder one that was set to deliver around Nov 17-24.

    I was told by my apple store today that the way stores are handling inventory is all shipments that come in during the day are then made available for store pick up the next day and once they run out the following day, the shipments that come in that day are then made available for the day after and so on

    So for example, this morning the stores in the SF Bay Area that had bunch for instore pick up today, those sold out within 2-3 hours. But during the day today, any shipments the stores received throughout the day will be made available to pick up tomorrow instead of the stores making them available immediately like in previous years.

    They said that it is helping make for a more organized smoothly run process

    So for anyone that is stuck in the Order in Progress mode, try checking your local store thru apples website or app to purchase immediately and pick up same day. Just make sure to check in the early morning hours.
    Thanks for confirming that info. I wonder if they got shipments today lol. Checking in the morning.
    11-04-2017 08:38 PM
  21. Broodn's Avatar
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...75a60689e.heic

    BAM!!! Managed to get one for in store pick up this morning around 730am. Picked up around 130pm. Cancelled my preorder one that was set to deliver around Nov 17-24.

    I was told by my apple store today that the way stores are handling inventory is all shipments that come in during the day are then made available for store pick up the next day and once they run out the following day, the shipments that come in that day are then made available for the day after and so on

    So for example, this morning the stores in the SF Bay Area that had bunch for instore pick up today, those sold out within 2-3 hours. But during the day today, any shipments the stores received throughout the day will be made available to pick up tomorrow instead of the stores making them available immediately like in previous years.

    They said that it is helping make for a more organized smoothly run process

    So for anyone that is stuck in the Order in Progress mode, try checking your local store thru apples website or app to purchase immediately and pick up same day. Just make sure to check in the early morning hours.
    Unfortunately that won’t work for me I’ve already my upgrade for ordering it online so if I cancel it I would still have to wait 24-48 hours for my upgrade to back onto my AT&T account. I’m hopeful it will ship this coming week an maybe get it week before Apple’s date.
    11-04-2017 10:20 PM
  22. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Unfortunately that won’t work for me I’ve already my upgrade for ordering it online so if I cancel it I would still have to wait 24-48 hours for my upgrade to back onto my AT&T account. I’m hopeful it will ship this coming week an maybe get it week before Apple’s date.
    Exact same thing that AT&T on the line told me that it might take 24 to 48 hours even the guy at Apple store but the Apple customer support I talked to said it would only take 15-30 mins. I believed the Apple customer support person on the phone so I told him to go ahead and cancel it. Waited for 30 mins and checked my account status on my AT&T app and my contract got reset. It says my phone is eligible for upgrade again. Went back to Apple store and picked up the phone that I reserved. This happens on launch day when I did my in store pickup reservation and changed my mind on getting a different model when I saw the silver phone. At the end of the day, I got the phone that I really wanted silver/256GB. I don’t know if I got lucky but the Apple customer support guy on the phone seems to know more. He even assured me that it will only take 15-30 mins. I’m not advising you to take a chance. Just sharing you my experience. If it does take 24-48 hours, you can still check Apple store the next day. They started having stocks every day starting today but you have to be early in reserving it. They run out fast.
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    11-04-2017 10:40 PM
  23. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    We had a Nov 17-24 delivery date but saw that the two phones we wanted were available at a nearby store so we canceled our pre-orders, ordered the two phones and picked them up today. Yay!
    MasterDarque likes this.
    11-04-2017 10:50 PM
  24. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Unfortunately that won’t work for me I’ve already my upgrade for ordering it online so if I cancel it I would still have to wait 24-48 hours for my upgrade to back onto my AT&T account. I’m hopeful it will ship this coming week an maybe get it week before Apple’s date.
    I am aware this may not be suitable for everyone’s situation. Although I usually pay for my iPhones at full retail, the times I have done the att NEXT plan and wanted to for example swap colors or storage size, they have to effectively “reset” my upgrade but in my experiences, for me, the reset was almost instantaneous. Of course, everyone’s results may vary.

    I basically wanted to disclose here in the forums what I was told by my local Apple store today in the “general” sense of things. It may be helpful for some, and not so much for others.
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    11-04-2017 10:55 PM
  25. EagleFox007's Avatar
    I am aware this may not be suitable for everyone’s situation. Although I usually pay for my iPhones at full retail, the times I have done the att NEXT plan and wanted to for example swap colors or storage size, they have to effectively “reset” my upgrade but in my experiences, for me, the reset was almost instantaneous. Of course, everyone’s results may vary.

    I basically wanted to disclose here in the forums what I was told by my local Apple store today in the “general” sense of things. It may be helpful for some, and not so much for others.
    I am on ATT next plan also and you’re correct they have to reset your contract first. It happened to me on launch day that I changed my mind when I saw the silver color at the store. I canceled my order and it took 30 mins to reset my contract. A lot better than what the Apple guy told me at the store that it would take 24-48 hours. I’m very happy that I got the phone that I really wanted.
    Broodn and nikkisharif like this.
    11-04-2017 11:04 PM
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