1. anon(10345530)'s Avatar
    So being on the East Coast and getting in a few minutes late my iPhone X Silver 256GB was showing 5-6 week Delivery and dates between December 11-18th. I’ve always ordered and received first day delivery like with the 8+ I’m using now.

    So the question is do I order and hope the times move quicker? Is it normal for the process to speed up even slightly?

    Or to I take a chance I’m able to snag one at an Apple Store, AT&T, BestBuy, etc. I pay full retail so it’s not the money but more an annoyance to be charged tonight for a phone coming in December if I can walk in mid November and buy one? Just thinking of all shortage talks then there maybe bulk coming in next few weeks? Wishful thinking I know.
    10-27-2017 11:44 PM
  2. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    So being on the East Coast and getting in a few minutes late my iPhone X Silver 256GB was showing 5-6 week Delivery and dates between December 11-18th. I’ve always ordered and received first day delivery like with the 8+ I’m using now.

    So the question is do I order and hope the times move quicker? Is it normal for the process to speed up even slightly?

    Or to I take a chance I’m able to snag one at an Apple Store, AT&T, BestBuy, etc. I pay full retail so it’s not the money but more an annoyance to be charged tonight for a phone coming in December if I can walk in mid November and buy one? Just thinking of all shortage talks then there maybe bulk coming in next few weeks? Wishful thinking I know.
    You won’t be charged for the phone until it ships. They maybe authorized your card but  definitely does not charge until they ship. If your paying outright you have nothing to lose by keeping your current order and possibly being able to score 1 on walk on.

    Also keep in my  usually updates the store inventory daily and in the morning you can go online and reserve a phone for same day pick up until supplies run out.

    I find that  under promises and over delivers so I would be surprised if people had to wait the full 6 weeks.
    anon(10345530) and Just_Me_D like this.
    10-28-2017 12:02 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You won’t be charged for the phone until it ships. They maybe authorized your card but  definitely does not charge until they ship. If your paying outright you have nothing to lose by keeping your current order and possibly being able to score 1 on walk on.

    Also keep in my  usually updates the store inventory daily and in the morning you can go online and reserve a phone for same day pick up until supplies run out.

    I find that  under promises and over delivers so I would be surprised if people had to wait the full 6 weeks.
    Outstanding response........Thank you!
    10-28-2017 08:49 AM
  4. Ziich47's Avatar
    It wouldn’t hurt to check with your carrier as well. Otherwise if you are willing to try to snag one on launch day feel free to go for it. With a shipping date so far out it doesn’t hurt. You can always cancel the order if you do get one on launch day
    10-28-2017 06:38 PM
  5. EagleFox007's Avatar
    2 years ago I didn’t make it to pre-order and I can’t wait for 4-5 weeks of shipping and my friend told me that Apple store is getting a stock of phone each day maybe only 5 or 10. This is also mentioned on the above posting by sunnysideup22125. The secret is you have to check your Apple store app exactly at 8AM and keep refreshing it for 5 mins. Eventually, one of the store near you will eventually lit up with “Available in store”. I did that for 3 days and I was able to reserved and got my phone same day.
    Last edited by EagleFox007; 10-28-2017 at 08:25 PM.
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    10-28-2017 08:10 PM
  6. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    2 years ago I didn’t make it to pre-order and I can’t wait for 4-5 weeks of shipping and my friend told me that Apple store is getting a stock of phone each day maybe only 5 or 10. This is also mentioned on the above posting by sunnysideup22125. The secret is you have to check your Apple store app exactly at 8AM and keep refreshing it for 5 mins. Eventually, one of the store near you will eventually lit up with “Available in store”. I did that for 3 days and I was able to reserved and got my phone same day.
    Doing the 8 am check is the way to go if you missed the preorder. I’ll never wait in the line again.
    10-31-2017 12:31 AM

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