Friday, October 27, 2017
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.
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