If you’re one of the few elite members of the Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program and did not opted to upgrade to the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus back in September, next Monday, October 23, is going to be a very lucky day for you.
The Cupertino technology giant is once again allowing iPhone Upgrade Program members a head start on pre-ordering the most awaited iPhone X. On October 23 until October 26, eligible customers of the aforementioned service will be able to secure an iPhone X using the Apple Store app. All you need to do is complete filling up the loan paperwork, and choose which model iPhone X you want to get. This doesn’t guarantee that the certain you select will be available on October 27, but it will pre-fill all your choices in the Apple Store on the following Friday.
After ordering the iPhone 8 Plus through the Apple Store app, I can certify that the pre-ordering process is such a trouble-free. I opened the Apple Store app at around 4:11 ET and had checked out less than 8 minutes later, with an iPhone 8 Plus pre-order guaranteed for shipment within in a week. Will the process I experienced be the same for a consumer electronic product as generally desired and limited as the iPhone X? Well that’s the $1000 question!
The demand for the Apple’s radically redesigned flagship iPhone in several years is extremely skyrocketing than for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The question isn’t whether the pre-approved loan customers will outscore those that are not member of the iPhone Upgrade Program, but how many of them will be moved out. Will the Cupertino have enough inventory to guarantee that at least some general public prospect buyers are qualified for upgrades?
We would highly suggest getting the well-baked financial paperwork as soon as possible or else you’re risk of getting into an order queue on Friday and having the unit snagged by a customer who was able to check out much faster.
The process of pre-ordering is justly simple and much better. Here’s what you can expect when you get your loan pre-approved.
Open the Apple Store app on your device, go to your Account section, and tap the iPhone Upgrade Program.
Opt for the device you may want to upgrade. Once the sales representative decides your eligibility, it will let you know how much you will need to shell out should you have not settled all of your first 12 months payments and Apple will provide you the selection to cut out some of the busy loads on pre-order day, October 27.
Should you opt to have your brand new iPhone X shipped directly to your home, Apple will also ship a Trade-in Kit to your house that you can use to return your old smartphone.
Clicking the Continue button will bring you to the iPhone X selection page where you can chose the color and storage of the iPhone X.
Your monthly payment is being shown for each variant of the iPhone X. It’s all prediction at this point, but with a manufacturer suggested retail price of $999, expect your installments to be pricier than they currently are for the last year’s iterations.
After that, the app will walk you through familiar steps – confirming your cellular carrier, verifying your personal information, and pre-approving your loan. Make sure you enter the credit card (no debit cards allowed, sorry) that you want to use for payment each month, you won’t have a chance to change it later.
After you’re approved, you’re done. You can have the app create an event in your Calendar to wake you up at 2:46 ET/11:46 PT next Friday/Thursday. Not that you’ll need it. If you’re like me, you’ll be up way before the alarm goes off.
After the iPhone Upgrade Program application process is complete, you can confirm your pre-approved iPhone X from a new link that will display on the main Apple Store app home page.
Now all you need to do is to wait to pop open the Apple Store app at 12:01 pacific time on Friday, October 27 to complete the iPhone X upgrade process.
It is worth noting that you only have October 23 to October 26 at to complete your pre-approval iPhone X Upgrade Program process.