1. anon(62000)'s Avatar
    I won't be at the party, I'm going to wait a bit. The wife wants an Xr (the colors), and I'll probably snag a 256GB Xs Max when they're both available.
    09-14-2018 02:34 PM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I won't be at the party, I'm going to wait a bit. The wife wants an Xr (the colors), and I'll probably snag a 256GB Xs Max when they're both available.
    Which color does she want? That powder blue was calling out to me.
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    09-14-2018 02:35 PM
  3. strikeIII's Avatar
    I ordered my gold, 256 GB Xs Max @ 3:05 a.m. (I looked at the time! Anyway, it is saying shipment date 9/21..kind of disappointing. I pre-ordered kind of hoped I'd have it by this Friday...
    From past experience even though the ship date says 9/21 you typically receive it on launch day. So we should start seeing people get shipping notifications on Wednesday or Thursday depending on the shipping time. But they usually want people who pre-order to receive them on launch day.
    09-14-2018 03:49 PM
  4. digitalbreak's Avatar
    From past experience even though the ship date says 9/21 you typically receive it on launch day. So we should start seeing people get shipping notifications on Wednesday or Thursday depending on the shipping time. But they usually want people who pre-order to receive them on launch day.
    My order clearly says “delivers Fri 21”. So, it it says “ship by Fri 21” then you might not get it on launch day.
    09-14-2018 03:53 PM
  5. Craig's Avatar
    From past experience even though the ship date says 9/21 you typically receive it on launch day. So we should start seeing people get shipping notifications on Wednesday or Thursday depending on the shipping time. But they usually want people who pre-order to receive them on launch day.
    No matter when it's shipped that week, and when it arrives at your local UPS office, it's held until the delivery day. There have been over the years very rare exceptions of one or two getting early delivery out of the millions shipped, but it's very rare. Those who did not get a delivery date post 9/21 normally get it on 9/21. The almost always set them for a Friday delivery. Someone 18+ must be there to sign. I have seen some rare exceptions to this too, and sometimes AT&T uses FedEx instead of UPS.

    You can also use My UPS or FedEx online to hold and pick up at the local office, and/or waive the signature, but if it's stolen, it's on you.

    Enjoy!
    09-14-2018 07:00 PM
  6. lv1's Avatar
    Are you asking statistics? I don’t have one and the phone just came out a couple of hours ago. It’s too early to measure statistics. Better wait for the news on some of the tech sites. I’m sure this will come out later today or tomorrow.

    What I’m using to guess is the experience I have upgrading each year. This is the first time in years I’ve seen that as of this moment, I can still pre-order the phone and pick up at the store on the 21st. In previous years, it only takes minutes before they run out. They might have increased their stocks at the store but this is happening in multiple stores in my area. I might be wrong but I’m just telling you my observation based on what I have seen each year.

    I also have a good job like yours as you mentioned and can afford one. It just doesn’t make sense for me to get a new one based on my needs.
    It seems like even last year the both phones were readily available. As far as the discussion about upgrading, I bought the X last year and am getting the Max this year. After getting the X I was disappointed that the screen was not bigger and also the strange aspect ratio resulted in large part of my photos being cropped too much. If the Max was not available, I would not upgrade even though there are other improvements under the hood.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    09-14-2018 08:47 PM
  7. Raptor007's Avatar
    I actually used my AW S3 to make sure I woke up by wearing it to bed, nice subtle alarm. I got 2:30 Eastern, waited and waited, 3:01 no apple store, and despite refreshing it didn't show up in any of my 3 browsers until 3:15am. Fortunately I fell back and used my iPhone X to order my new XS Max Gold 512GB SIM Free and my new AW S4 Hermes. My sister has wanted and AW for a while but just can't bring herself to buy one so she gets my perfect condition AW S3 SS Cellular and already bought 5 new watch bands. My XS Max arrives on the 21st, but my AW S4 doesn't arrive until 9-28 top 10-2 which is a bummer.
    MasterDarque likes this.
    09-14-2018 09:22 PM
  8. anon(62000)'s Avatar
    Which color does she want? That powder blue was calling out to me.
    She wants the Product RED, though that may change once she sees them all in person.
    qbnkelt likes this.
    09-14-2018 10:41 PM
  9. digitalbreak's Avatar
    She wants the Product RED, though that may change once she sees them all in person.
    If I was leaning towards the Xr, I was hoping to get the Coral
    qbnkelt and anon(62000) like this.
    09-14-2018 10:42 PM
  10. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Already gone into “Preparing to Ship” now
    RECON1, ladyc0524, qbnkelt and 1 others like this.
    09-14-2018 11:44 PM
  11. Craig's Avatar
    Already gone into “Preparing to Ship” now https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...14d62f7d5f.jpg
    Mine too, that was fast... so looks good at this end.
    09-15-2018 12:09 AM
  12. madcat21's Avatar
    Same here as well. .
    RECON1 and qbnkelt like this.
    09-15-2018 01:44 AM
  13. stlcheer's Avatar
    Preparing to ship
    RECON1, qbnkelt and ladyc0524 like this.
    09-15-2018 03:35 AM
  14. qbnkelt's Avatar
    YAY!!!! *dances salsa in the kitchen*
    09-15-2018 04:50 AM
  15. TripleOne's Avatar
    Preparing for shipment!!!
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    09-15-2018 06:52 AM
  16. LadiJae's Avatar
    Are those the ones who ordered from Apple saying preparing to ship???


    ATT still says in progress, delivery date 9/21
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    09-15-2018 09:38 AM
  17. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Are those the ones who ordered from Apple saying preparing to ship???


    ATT still says in progress, delivery date 9/21
    I ordered from Apple.
    LadiJae likes this.
    09-15-2018 09:42 AM
  18. Annie_M's Avatar
    A co-worker ordered her Xs online from Apple around 10 AM yesterday EDT. It took about 10 minutes and she’s picking it up from our local Apple Store next Friday.
    09-15-2018 10:06 AM
  19. TripleOne's Avatar
    Are those the ones who ordered from Apple saying preparing to ship???


    ATT still says in progress, delivery date 9/21
    I ordered from Apple too!
    09-15-2018 10:41 AM
  20. anon(9343851)'s Avatar
    Preparing to Ship!!!!
    The Official Pre-Ordering Pajama Party-screenshot-2018-09-15-10.09.09.png
    09-15-2018 11:12 AM
  21. briareos4's Avatar
    So I was slow to the party, I ordered my sim-less space grey 256gb xs max around 10am EST yesterday (9/14). I got a delivery estimate of 9/28-10/1.

    My question to the preorder veterans here: has anyone ever been surprised and actually got their shipment earlier than the original estimate? Or is Apple typically spot on with the estimate?
    09-15-2018 12:30 PM
  22. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Are those the ones who ordered from Apple saying preparing to ship???


    ATT still says in progress, delivery date 9/21
    Yes, from Apple, at least mine and Qbnkelt's is. I would imagine AT&T will update their site to show the same thing within the next day or so.
    09-15-2018 12:33 PM
  23. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    So I was slow to the party, I ordered my sim-less space grey 256gb xs max around 10am EST yesterday (9/14). I got a delivery estimate of 9/28-10/1.

    My question to the preorder veterans here: has anyone ever been surprised and actually got their shipment earlier than the original estimate? Or is Apple typically spot on with the estimate?
    From my understanding, Apple has a very, very strict policy that it enforces with carriers, stores, FedEx and UPS, etc... that under no circumstances are the phones to be delivered or sold earlier than the street date Apple sets.

    That being said, from what I have seen over the years, in very, very rare cases has anyone actually received their iphone earlier than the mandated street date.
    09-15-2018 12:39 PM
  24. briareos4's Avatar
    From my understanding, Apple has a very, very strict policy that it enforces with carriers, stores, FedEx and UPS, etc... that under no circumstances are the phones to be delivered or sold earlier than the street date Apple sets.

    That being said, from what I have seen over the years, in very, very rare cases has anyone actually received their iphone earlier than the mandated street date.
    Well if you reread my post I stated my actual ship estimate is 9/28-10/1 (a week after the official release). So I was wondering if there was a chance I might get mine earlier than the estimate. Or if Apple was strict on original estimates given.
    09-15-2018 12:42 PM
  25. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    Well if you reread my post I stated my actual ship estimate is 9/28-10/1 (a week after the official release). So I was wondering if there was a chance I might get mine earlier than the estimate. Or if Apple was strict on original estimates given.
    My apologies...I haven't had my morning coffee yet lol. I wouldn't go so far as to say Apple is strict with estimated ship dates....just conservative somewhat, so there is definitely a chance you could receive your order sooner than the ship dates Apple provided you. I saw that with other forum members later year with the iPhone X.
    briareos4 and ladyc0524 like this.
    09-15-2018 12:57 PM
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