How to preorder iPhone X, starting on October 27

​After months of rumors and speculation, Apple on Tuesday unveiled the biggest change to the iPhone ‘s design we’ve ever seen. The iPhone X is nearly all screen, dropped the home button and has fancy facial recognition, just to name a few headlining features.

It’s awesome, but there’s one problem: It’s going to be hard to find for awhile. One analyst claims Apple is only able to manufacturer 10,000 iPhone X’s per day, which, if you consider Apple usually sells several million iPhones over a launch weekend, isn’t a lot.

iPhone X preorder date

Preorders for the iPhone X begin Oct. 27. Preorders typically start around 3 a.m. ET. Deliveries are expected to arrive on Nov. 3, as well as in store availability.

Use the Apple Store app

By far the quickest way to pre-order an iPhone over the past few years has been the Apple Store iOS app. With just a few taps you can complete the order and go back to bed.

Once the pre-orders open up on Oct. 27, launch the app (may need to force close it before hand to ensure it reloads properly), and order as you normally would. The app will also allow you to use your carrier’s upgrade or payment plan, without forcing you to your carrier’s website. It’s all done in the Apple Store app.

Apple website

What was once a website sure to crash under the demand, the Apple Store website has been reliable the past couple of years. Start mashing the refresh button a few minutes before preorder time to get in as soon as possible.

Your carrier’s website

With all major carriers offering the iPhone X, you can always try your carrier’s website. It’s a good idea to log into your account a little bit before the pre-order goes live, and double check your payment information is current.


We will add any third-party retailers such as Best Buy or Target to the post as they are announced.

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