iPhone X Preorder: How to Nab the Newest Hit
Written By: Cassandra Bondie
Are you interested in an iPhone X preorder? On September 12th, around 10 am PT, the iPhone X was unleashed by Apple – along with other projects like the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus.
The iPhone 8 starts a $699 per device, while the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799 and the iPhone X (also being referred to as the iPhone 10) starts at $999.
Before you start an iPhone X preorder, take a look at the following specs: IPX67 Water Resistance Rating, Glass and Aluminum Body, 5.8’’ Super Retina HD Screen, A11 Bionic Processor, 64 GB or 256 GB Capacity, Dual Lens, Upgraded 12 MP Camera, Doubled Battery Life.
The Benefits of an iPhone X Preorder
Rather than waiting for the phone to release in-person, experts suggest preordering the iPhone X. Why? Because new Apple products tend to run out of inventory in a matter of hours. This much-anticipated iPhone release showcases features and aesthetics well beyond its predecessors and will bring hundreds of interested buyers to your nearest Apple store.
Preordering your iPhone X will guarantee your phone. Ordering online also means no in-person wait time. As an added bonus, your credit card won’t be charged until the phone ships. You can cancel whenever you’d like. For all of these reasons and more, an iPhone X Preorder is clearly better than an in-person purchase.
How an iPhone X Preorder Works
The iPhone X Preorder session will begin on October 27th. Since the release date is scheduled for November 3, you’ll have a small window of time to throw your name into the pot.
You can order an iPhone X from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Best Buy, T-Mobile, and the Apple Store. iPhone X cases are available on Amazon, while wireless headphones (Apple AirPods) are available through Verizon. You can also purchase wireless Beats through Amazon and wireless Bose headphones through the official Bose website.
The T-Mobile Blow
Before your preorder an iPhone X, you should consider its compatibility with popular service companies like T-Mobile. When Apple announced the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, it delivered a hard blow. None of the phones offer support for T-Mobile’s newest LTE network.
You can read more about the burn through BGR, where Chris Mills lays into Apple for making such a poor decision. According to Mills:
“The iPhone X is widely expected to spark an upgrade “super-cycle” that will see people in the iPhone 6 and 6S spring for the upgrade since they’re buying a phone that they expect to last for years. That phone – expected to last for at least two years – won’t be compatible with the LTE band that T-Mobile is expecting to be the backbone of its network going forward.”
If Mills is correct, iPhone owners should steer away from T-Mobile. “If you do [use T-Mobile],” he writes. “I’d go for a lease, rather than buying the phone on an installment plan. That way, when the iPhone X2 shows up next year, you’ll be able to jump ship.”
The Importance of a Quick Preorder
If you intend to start an iPhone X Preorder, we suggest you do it quickly. Be ready as soon as the gates open on October 27th. Last year, pre-orders of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sold out within hours. And, with the release of the new “blush gold” color, phones will fly off the digital shelves even more quickly.
Prepare for the preorder by setting an alarm and marking your calendar. If you plan on using your smartphone, download the Apple Store application. This could be beneficial if the main website crashed during the preorder session. Make sure you know exactly what you want before the session starts. You should also have your carrier information and Apple Pay ready to roll. If you plan on paying with a credit or debit card, add the card to your Apple Pay account.
Get full tips and tricks through Refinery 29.
Know What You Want
Before you start an iPhone X Preorder, consider your options. The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are all new, standard smartphones. To help you through the process, read our article on 6 Things to Know About The Galaxy S8 and S8+. Good luck!