Friday, October 27, 2017

3 am

What are you doing at 03:00 EST today (though most of you are reading this well after that time)?

I'll have been up for a few minute to pre-order the iPhone X.

Let me rephrase:  I will attempt to be awake to pre-order. I'm up early usually, but not 3a early.

I know. I know. It's extreme for a materialistic object. Sue me. I want it.

As it turns out, I need it. My lowly 6 (not even 6+) is cracked, it's deadly slow and it barely holds a charge for more than two hours. It's time to go.

Though, at this writing, I don't know when it will be replaced.  A. I haven't pre-ordered yet (5 hrs and 35 minutes to go!).   B. I don't know when I do order where I'll be in the pecking order.

In theory, I could take delivery on November 3rd. In reality, I know no matter how soon I hit 'buy', I'll be on the March 24th delivery cycle. Every geek in the universe will be up at that time equivalent to place their order.

But I'm all prepped.  I have downloaded the Apple Store app. I've got my info all set-up in my account settings to pay for it. I've built my device (silver; 256G.....thank you!) and saved it as my favourite.  All I do now is wait till the hour of need, drop it in my shopping bag (it's not a cart with Apple) and then use my thumbprint to pay.

Oh - and then go back to sleep for another 2 hours and 56 minutes.

That is assuming the app / platform doesn't crash. Then I will be up forever, just stewing that I got up at 2:55 and got nothing to show for it.  So when I do order, it will push my delivery date  October 2019....just in time for the iPhone XI.


Update:  It only took forever to get into the app itself. Then there were unexpected hoops to jump through. Long story short: I get it the phone in 4-5 weeks.  Sigh.

Song by: matchbox twenty


wcs said...

Apple kind of reminds me of Donald Trump: Something terrific is coming real soon! Maybe next week! You'll see! Believe me!

anne marie in philly said...

@walt - bwhahahaha!
crapple sux.

Fearsome Beard said...

The better half got up at midnight to order his. He has a November 3rd pick up date down at the Otay Ranch store (near the border) as the store closest to us had sold out already. I am Happy with my 7 as I haven’t yet had it quite a year. I’ll get an X probably about June when my 7 is about 18 months.

Deedles said...

I will pretend like I understand all of this, but at 3:00 a.m. I was taking my second pee of the night. Probably less exciting, but it had to be done.

anne marie in philly said...

@deedles - so was I! are we sisters from another mom?

Deedles said...

@anne marie HA! That would be so cool, but no. It's a 61 year old body with a 106 year old bladder. At least I'm not dreaming that I'm sitting on a toilet any more. That used to be quite awkward.