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  Reply # 1891526 27-Oct-2017 20:21
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Prepared yesterday by favouriting the 256GB Space Gray in the iOS Apple Store app, placed order 5 seconds after it opened, managed to get in for delivery next week Friday :)


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  Reply # 1891527 27-Oct-2017 20:21
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campoki:

 

Ordered mine through the app too, (as it was first before the website). Frantically had to manually type in the shipping address, as it didn't use my "default shipping address". Will be delivered from the 14th to the 21st of November. Excitement! 

 

Mine did that too, but there was an option up the top to use the billing address so I hit that to save time. Just gotta wait for their site to be up fully so I can change it to my work address.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1891530 27-Oct-2017 20:24
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Was pouring a beer, so mine arrives 13 Nov. what to do?




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  Reply # 1891535 27-Oct-2017 20:29
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iPhone in hand repeatedly force closing and reopening the Apple Store app, MacBook refreshing every 2 seconds on the Apple site. 

 

That Apple Site didn't load for me until 8:08pm, I'd already checked out on the app by that point. 
During my frantic rush I nearly ordered two iPhone X, though I'm sure it wouldn't have been too hard to sell the other/get it cancelled, still a minor heart attack!

 

"Delivers: Fri 03/11/2017 by Standard Shipping" :D


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  Reply # 1891539 27-Oct-2017 20:53
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Aah! I managed to get in at 20:05. I added a 256gig Space Grey to my cart successfully, and then spent two minutes on their "wait, don't you want a case and a wireless charger with that?" site. By the time I added the case and the wireless charger, the delivery time had slipped to two weeks (13-20/11)... even though I'd added the device to my cart.

 

Grrrr. Shame on Apple for the four minute delay (ordinarily not something to decry, but Steve Jobs would be grumpy if he was around), and for the bait and delay tactics. Once you've added a phone to your cart and are still actively shopping on options that your website has presented you before you finalise your cart, you should be allowed at least 5 minutes to complete your purchase! 


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  Reply # 1891541 27-Oct-2017 20:59
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Added my 256GB iPhone X to my favourites ahead of time, got in at 8:04 and rushed through the checkout. Thrilled to be getting 3 Nov delivery.

Will probably be the first blind person in the world to have one, so am looking forward to seeing how good a job they've done of integrating Face ID with VoiceOver.




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  Reply # 1891542 27-Oct-2017 20:59
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thewanderingv:

 

Aah! I managed to get in at 20:05. I added a 256gig Space Grey to my cart successfully, and then spent two minutes on their "wait, don't you want a case and a wireless charger with that?" site. By the time I added the case and the wireless charger, the delivery time had slipped to two weeks (13-20/11)... even though I'd added the device to my cart.

 

Grrrr. Shame on Apple for the four minute delay (ordinarily not something to decry, but Steve Jobs would be grumpy if he was around), and for the bait and delay tactics. Once you've added a phone to your cart and are still actively shopping on options that your website has presented you before you finalise your cart, you should be allowed at least 5 minutes to complete your purchase! 

 

 

Well, to be fair they do free shipping to NZ anyway, so there was no reason to order them together. Also having the item in your cart does not mean you committed to the purchase so there is no reason for them to hold stock for you. But yes I do see having that case and wireless charger show up at last minute to mess with your mind and purchasing decisions.


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  Reply # 1891571 27-Oct-2017 21:13
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I was frantically refreshing the App and also Apple's website at the same time and managed to get into the website first. Chose my phone (Silver 256 GB) and picked the wrong case colour. Still, I got a November 3rd delivery. Will either change the case order or refund it - for some reason, the case order can't be changed right now.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1891572 27-Oct-2017 21:14
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The shipping time right now is 4 to 5 weeks. Phew -- thank goodness for managing to order quick enough.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1891581 27-Oct-2017 21:19
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dejadeadnz:

 

for some reason, the case order can't be changed right now. 

 

 

That's normal.

 

That sort of stuff is deemed non-essential and stays down for an extra few hours, presumably to point as much server power as they can towards phone pre-sales.


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  Reply # 1891593 27-Oct-2017 21:47
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Had my Mrs. get on first, was ready to order when my phone came up with all details already loaded and ordered through that.

Discussed ordering a second to sell on but to be honest couldn’t be bothered for potentially a few hundred dollars.

Happy to get delivery on 3rd Nov. for my phone.

First time paying cash outright

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  Reply # 1891597 27-Oct-2017 22:22
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The shipping time is now 5 to 6 weeks. I also wonder how much stock the telcos got allocated - expecting a lot of gnashing of teeth and angry people come November 3.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1891598 27-Oct-2017 22:25
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Last year taught me that direct from Apple gives the best result. Next year I won’t be resigning so will order again from Apple.

Hopefully it will be the X2+ :)

I looked 5 min after preoders went live and the time was still 1-2 weeks.

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  Reply # 1891599 27-Oct-2017 22:25
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Dial111:
MikeB4:

I wont be. I have decided my current iPhone 7+ will be my last iPhone.

any reason as to why?

I have an 7+ also but I can't fault it. I started out on Android, but can't find a good enough reason to go back. But in saying that I have about a 30% interest in getting the X now anyway


reason, iPhone prices have reached a price which is beyond a point that I am prepared to pay for a cellphone




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  Reply # 1891609 27-Oct-2017 23:11
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My credit card has been charged! Normally I am not that fussed over gadgets but I am truly very tired of the form factor of the 7 and the relatively meagre battery life. Can't wait to see something new.

 

 

 

 


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