1. EagleFox007's Avatar
    2 years ago, I didn’t make it to pre-order and when I tried to order my phone in the morning, it says 4-5 weeks of waiting. I can’t wait that long. Luckily, one of my friend told me who has a friend working at Apple store said that they actually get iPhone shipment everyday but only about 5 to 10 in quantity. The secret is, you have to check your Apple store app at exactly 8AM for 5 mins. Keep refreshing it until you see one of your store near you lit up and says available at store. I did it for 3 days straight and was able to reserved and got my phone same day. I hope this helps!

    BTW, you can only do this after the launch day going forward.

    UPDATE 11/1...

    Please read the article below regarding reservation through Apple store for those people who want to take advantage of this tip. It just came out today. Unfortunately, it's not going to happen yet in US on Nov. 4th. However, it will happen on other countries listed in the article after the launch day.

    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2017/11/i...ovember-4.html
    Last edited by EagleFox007; 11-01-2017 at 10:22 PM.
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    10-28-2017 07:45 PM
  2. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I’ve done that before. It works. A lot of stalking but it works.
    mumfoau likes this.
    10-28-2017 07:49 PM
  3. EagleFox007's Avatar
    I’ve done that before. It works. A lot of stalking but it works.
    Good to know it works for you too!
    10-28-2017 07:59 PM
  4. EagleFox007's Avatar
    BTW, this also applies to those people who already got a shipping date and can’t wait for 3-6 weeks. You can still make the reservation if you get lucky finding one in store pick up by following my tips above. At the store, once you have your phone in your hand, you can cancel your pre-order as long as it hasn’t shipped yet. This will reset your contract from your carrier so you can activate the phone in the store.
    10-29-2017 12:47 AM
  5. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Does this apply now, or from 11/03 onwards as far as checking the website for the pickup option?

    I have my alarm set for 7:50am PDT tomorrow morning
    10-29-2017 01:25 AM
  6. TripleOne's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing!
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    10-29-2017 03:57 AM
  7. smileyboy's Avatar
    Keep refreshing it until you see one of your store near you lit up and says available at store. I did it for 3 days straight and was able to reserved and got my phone same day. I hope this helps!
    What do you mean? I thought the app auto refreshes.
    10-29-2017 05:09 AM
  8. EagleFox007's Avatar
    What do you mean? I thought the app auto refreshes.
    No, the App doesn’t auto refresh.
    10-29-2017 08:09 AM
  9. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Does this apply now, or from 11/03 onwards as far as checking the website for the pickup option?

    I have my alarm set for 7:50am PDT tomorrow morning
    Not yet. Do it after the launch day onwards.
    10-29-2017 08:12 AM
  10. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing!
    Your welcome! BTW, this works after the launch day going forwards. I forgot to mention that.
    10-29-2017 08:14 AM
  11. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Not yet. Do it after the launch day onwards.
    Thanks. I will try this then next Saturday to see if I can snag one quicker than my preorder one that is set to ship in 2-3 weeks
    10-29-2017 11:21 AM
  12. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Thanks. I will try this then next Saturday to see if I can snag one quicker than my preorder one that is set to ship in 2-3 weeks
    You’re welcome! That’s what I did before. I canceled my shipping order once I got the phone in the store. But you have to do it at the Apple store once you actually have the phone in your hand. It will reset your contract and you will be able to activate the new phone at the store.
    10-29-2017 12:07 PM
  13. smileyboy's Avatar
    This is great info. Now it’s clear how to use the app!
    10-29-2017 04:00 PM
  14. flyinion's Avatar
    Yep, it's painful to do but I did that the last two years. For the 6s+ when I finally decided about a week in to jump to Apple and again last year for my 7+ because they screwed things up for the Upgrade Program people where not only did you have to make an in store appointment to upgrade, but there was a stock bug and a lot of Upgrade Program users were instantly told there was nothing available as soon as pre-orders opened.
    10-30-2017 11:57 AM
  15. dallaslaventurasucks's Avatar
    need to find it out
    10-30-2017 01:52 PM
  16. dallaslaventurasucks's Avatar
    so we need to try it at Nov 3rd?
    10-30-2017 01:59 PM
  17. flyinion's Avatar
    so we need to try it at Nov 3rd?
    Yes. You can't make reservations right now until release day.
    10-30-2017 02:19 PM
  18. EagleFox007's Avatar
    so we need to try it at Nov 3rd?
    It's better to try it on Nov. 4th going forward. Launch day would be crazy and they probably have a fix amount of phones on that day. I did it 3 times in a row every morning and I was able to get a reservation on the 3rd day. If you get lucky, you might get it on the 1st try. It all depends on your nearby local store. It's better than several weeks of waiting.
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    10-30-2017 03:00 PM
  19. eyecrispy's Avatar
    It's better to try it on Nov. 4th going forward. Launch day would be crazy and they probably have a fix amount of phones on that day. I did it 3 times in a row every morning and I was able to get a reservation on the 3rd day. If you get lucky, you might get it on the 1st try. It all depends on your nearby local store. It's better than several weeks of waiting.
    Do you remember if you had to do carrier verification for these reservations? I can’t remember. I want to get my hands on a Verizon or Sprint model.
    10-30-2017 05:54 PM
  20. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Do you remember if you had to do carrier verification for these reservations? I can’t remember. I want to get my hands on a Verizon or Sprint model.
    Update on my initial post. I don’t remember because that was 2 years ago but I was able to reserved mine and canceled the phone at the store that I previously pre-ordered. An article just came out today about reserving a phone through Apple store and I hope this helps.

    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2017/11/i...ovember-4.html
    11-01-2017 06:48 PM
  21. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Update on my initial post. I don’t remember because that was 2 years ago but I was able to reserved mine and canceled the phone at the store that I previously pre-ordered. An article just came out today about reserving a phone through Apple store and I hope this helps.

    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2017/11/i...ovember-4.html
    I saw that this morning .....and thought it was lame that US is excluded.
    11-01-2017 07:58 PM
  22. Cyder's Avatar
    Update on my initial post. I don’t remember because that was 2 years ago but I was able to reserved mine and canceled the phone at the store that I previously pre-ordered. An article just came out today about reserving a phone through Apple store and I hope this helps.

    iPhone X Reservations Will Open on November 4 but Not in the U.S.
    According to that article, this trick only works for outside the US. Lame but good trick nonetheless.
    11-01-2017 10:07 PM
  23. EagleFox007's Avatar
    According to that article, this trick only works for outside the US. Lame but good trick nonetheless.
    Yes and it's disappointing but it also says for now. I was able to do this 2 years ago here in US so I'm sure it will come but the question is when. That's the reason why I updated my original post so not to mislead people in this forum.
    11-01-2017 10:19 PM
  24. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I got my 6s plus and 7 plus using their reservation system in the second week here in US. It worked great. Looks like they don’t have that for X though so we have to wait and see what’s going on. I have preordered though!
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    11-01-2017 10:27 PM
  25. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Yes and it's disappointing but it also says for now. I was able to do this 2 years ago here in US so I'm sure it will come but the question is when. That's the reason why I updated my original post so not to mislead people in this forum.
    Here’s hoping they open it up to the US in week 2
    11-02-2017 05:31 AM
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