Apple’s latest iPhones arrive with upgraded hardware that includes new camera setups. At the event, the company also launched Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple Watch Series 5, and new 7th Gen iPad. The iPhone 11 is set to replace iPhone XR while the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max will succeed the iPhone XS and XS Max.
iPhone launch events are often followed by weeks of mayhem and customers trying to get their hands on the new iPhones as soon as possible. Buyers often end up queuing for hours to buy the new iPhones from the Apple Store. We presume the same trend will continue. Now the question is how do you make sure you get your iPhone 11 Pro pre-order in before they all sell out?
In this article, we have curated some of the best tips that will help you preorder and get hold of new iPhones before anybody else. We have listed a handful of tips that will help you buy iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or the iPhone 11 Pro Max with one-day delivery.
The iPhone 11 series will go up for pre-order on September 13th at 5 a.m. PDT. Find the local pre-order time for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro in your time zone here. This time around, Apple has changed the pre-order time and it is not the same as the last few years.
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Tips To Pre-order iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro
- Use the Apple Store App
- Decide and Fav What You Want
- Update Your Payment Details
- Update Shipping Address
- Use Apple Pay For Fastest Preorder Experience
- If You’re Using Apple Upgrade Program, Do This
- If Possible, Use Multiple Devices
- Quit Other Apps
- Set A Reminder
1. Use the Apple Store App
First things first, never ever use apple.com for buying new iPhones. This is especially true if you are impatient and want to get the iPhones as soon as possible. Furthermore, the website often crashes and is basically unreliable. Meanwhile, The Store app, on the other hand, is solid and goes live on time, every time. It’s been battle-tested for years now.
2. Decide and Bookmark your choice
Please decide on the iPhone variant before making a purchase decision. The choice should narrow down to storage variant, and color of the iPhone. If you’re on a carrier plan, you need to be aware of that too. Now, open the Apple Store app, search for the iPhone, select your preferred configuration and then tap on the Heart icon from the top toolbar. The next time you open the Store app, you’ll be able to directly select the iPhone you want to order.
3. Update Your Payment Details
It is not wise to waste time adding Payment details while preordering new iPhones. It is simply a waste of time and something that can be avoided. Open the Apple Store app, go to Account -> Primary Payment and update the payment information. Please make sure that you enter the correct details.
4. Update Shipping Address
It is recommended that you update the shipping address before booking the new iPhone. From Account, go to Primary Shipping. Here, update your address and hit Save. Now, this will be the default address which will be preselected when you order the new iPhone.
5. Use Apple Pay For Faster Preorder Experience
The fastest way to pay in the Apple Store app is via Apple Pay. You can literally be in and out of the app in 30 seconds. Here’s the drill:
- Open the Apple Store app.
- Go to the Favorites menu and select the device you’ve already configured and saved in the app.
- Tap on Buy, choose the primary shipping address and use Apple Pay to pay.
Authenticate with Touch ID/Face ID and boom, you’re done.
6. If You’re Using Apple Upgrade Program, Do This
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Apple Upgrade program is one of the best ways to get a new iPhone every year. As part of the program, Apple lets you trade-in your old iPhone for a new one. Needless to say, you need to pay the difference amount. Biggest advantage of Apple Upgrade Program is that you can jump lines when it comes to getting the new iPhone. Here is how you can benefit
First, you need to check if you’re eligible for the upgrade. If you’re on the annual plan, you need to make at least 12 month’s payments after owning your iPhone for at least 6 months. To check if you’re eligible for an upgrade, use Apple’s online eligibility check too.
Open the Apple Store app and from the top, you should see a notification saying “Get a head start on your upgrade”. Tap on the Start Now button to start the process of per approval. If you don’t see the notification, go to the details page for the iPhone, it should be visible there. The app will instantly tell you if you’re eligible for the upgrade or not. Once approved, choose the iPhone model and size that you want.
7. Use Multiple Devices
If you have multiple iOS devices then you are in luck. You can always increase your odds of getting an iPhone by using multiple devices. If your spouse or a family member also has an iPhone, log in with your account and set everything up on their device as well. It’s always good to have a backup.
8. Quit other apps
Before you start the process make sure that you have quit all the apps. You can do so by going to App Switcher and swiping up on all running apps.
9. Set a Reminder
iPhone pre-order page is notorious for going live at an odd time. They’ll go live a 12:01 AM on September 14th, Pacific Time and 3:01 AM Eastern Time. Set a reminder for 15 minutes before that so you can get ready by the time pre-orders go live. Especially if you have to wake up in the middle of the night to preorder!
What did you Preorder?
Which iPhone do you plan to pre-order? The shiny new iPhone 11 Pro or the colorful iPhone 11? Once you pre-order the new iPhones, do drop a comment and let us know how your pre-order experience went.