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post #201 of 246
I think the solution is to avoid the crunch (even though these websites should be able to handle it) and not stress out over buggy-ness.

I woke up at a leisurely 8am, logged onto apple.com store at 8:30 and ordered my 4s by 8:32. Smooth with no problems.....
post #202 of 246
Sprint.com was charging an extra $22 at checkout, so I grabbed it on apple.com. sprint was $384.34 and apple.com was $362.89 at checkout.
post #203 of 246
No problem upgrading from my 3GS. Got the black, 16GB 4S...upgraded no problem and was able to retain my unlimited data package, too. Kind of easy, actually. Can't wait. I got my first iPhone in Sept 09, this is my first at launch.
post #204 of 246
Apple UK now showing a 1-2 week lead time.

But pre-orders are now up on Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and 3. O2 have said that they won't be taking reservations and it'll be first come, first served next Friday.
post #205 of 246
but but but.... not iPhone 5! Can't be demand! Not true! Shutting servers down to create impression it is in demand! Apple doomed!!!!!!!.........

Taking bets on how long till we hear about record sales rates?
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post #206 of 246
started at 3:01am many crashes, finally got a reservation # at 5am

email sent to me to continue purchase ON 3 UNITS NOT 2

i guess i did better than i thought

so i completed purchase following an email from apple just now for 2 units

so with this #3 i don't want

my email says i must complete by saturday by 5pm

so if i do nothing this should self cancel ?????

or is there a way to cancel this unwanted reservation
so others can get one??


oh and BTW, all the fud on forums about disappointment is laughable....I'll bet a record first day.....any takers?
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post #207 of 246
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I think the solution is to avoid the crunch (even though these websites should be able to handle it) and not stress out over buggy-ness.

I woke up at a leisurely 8am, logged onto apple.com store at 8:30 and ordered my 4s by 8:32. Smooth with no problems.....



me too... after trying in the middle of the night and giving up though.
post #208 of 246
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An ordering process on Apple's website this morning that was as smooth as my morning cuppa! 5 minutes.

Mmmmm. 64/W/ATT, says will arrive October 14.

Enjoy!!!
post #209 of 246
I used my 3GS apple store app at 3:30am CT, kept getting error messages when they were checking my at&t Status for upgrade. I gave up around 4am. I got up at 6:15am and I was able to order a black 16gb 4S for $199 + tax free shipping.

Now hope my 3GS sells on ebay.
post #210 of 246
16g black 4S at around 3:30 am EST from a Canadian carrier (Telus). It took a bit of waiting to get processed and then it failed the first time at 3:10 but was fairly smooth sailing shortly after that.

Telus also changed their standard plans for this launch. Much better text and voice package but crappier data.
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post #211 of 246
C'mon. We already know that real Apple customers already know that predicting record sales on the iPhone is like saying the sun comes out during the day and the moon at night.

Actually, many aren't even concerned about sales. We just want our darn iPhones delivered or on our sweaty palms already.

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post #212 of 246
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Apple UK now showing a 1-2 week lead time.

But pre-orders are now up on Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and 3. O2 have said that they won't be taking reservations and it'll be first come, first served next Friday.

Everywhere but the US now has a ship time of 1-2 weeks.
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post #213 of 246
Ordered mine from AT&T over the phone this AM. Everything went fine except for the fact that they weren't taking debit cards because they were being charged twice for some reason. And it's non refundable. Other than that, it went smoothly. I got the 16G in white. Been using crappy phones for the past year and this will be my first iPhone so I can't wait!!!!
post #214 of 246
After hassling with Apple and AT&T, I finally was able to get a reservation and thought, Great, the e-mail will come in a few days and I'll be lagging a few days after the 14th. But no, the e-mail came within a few hours and I was able to get up at 8 a.m. PDT and order my phone.

I sold my 4 earlier in the week for $350 and ordered the 32 GB for $362. Not a bad investment. Thought about whether I really needed the 64GB, sure the camera is going to be taking pictures of bigger size, maybe, but I pull them off anyway. No biggie.

The best thing? It gets delivered on the 14th. MY birthday!!! Woooo!!!
post #215 of 246
got an extra reservation don't need
just wait or is there a way to cancel this
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post #216 of 246
just placed my orders for two 4S, a white and a black for two lines on ATT...with applecare+.

Now just waiting on that email. I wasn't prepared to have to do two separate orders, but I did and I hope they both go through. Was able to keep unlimited through Apple site, ATT wasn't so sure. It said it was changing my plan, but wouldn't tell me what it was changing too. For $30 it could be the enterprise plan and I didn't want to risk it. Apple told me it would still be unlimited.

Here's hoping everything continues to be smooth as a babies tookus.
post #217 of 246
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C'mon. We already know that real Apple customers already know that predicting record sales on the iPhone is like saying the sun comes out during the day and the moon at night.

Actually, many aren't even concerned about sales. We just want our darn iPhones delivered or on our sweaty palms already.

learning from the past the key to getting the i-whatever is that preorder period
or take a chance at long wait times
it has been worth the 3 hours less sleep to get these
and trying at the att store is miserable--then they say only 1 per customer apple site rocks even with a few hiccups
my 3g (my wifes especially) are long in the tooth, my wife's mute button doesn't work and the battery life sucks

i'm so excited....also was able to order my otterbox defender cases also, timing is great
otterbox website asked me which i wanted and will email when available, about 12 hours later got another email from them and was able to order my cases i don't like their "fall" color choices
(like camo---gee honey i dropped my phone in the weeds AND CAN'T FND IT BECAUSE ITS CAMO)

got the teal and the blue
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post #218 of 246
I hope iCloud doesn't iBurst like this and iRain over everyone's parade.

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post #219 of 246
And no, I can't get subsidized pricing from AT&T yet, so I have to wait until Dec 2011 to upgrade. I believe a bunch of other early iPhone 4 adopters on AT&T are in the situation.

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post #220 of 246
Verizon made this nice and easy. Was able to start the preorder a few minutes early, and was back in bed by 3:15am edt.

The only issue I had was when I wanted to ship to a business address. For some reason the "Company Name" field wouldn't appear, and when I would submit, it would fail because I didn't enter the company name.

I went to the Web Developer Toolbar, clicked "Show Hidden Elements" and was able to put in the company name and get it to go through.
post #221 of 246
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just placed my orders for two 4S, a white and a black for two lines on ATT...with applecare+.

Now just waiting on that email. I wasn't prepared to have to do two separate orders, but I did and I hope they both go through. Was able to keep unlimited through Apple site, ATT wasn't so sure. It said it was changing my plan, but wouldn't tell me what it was changing too. For $30 it could be the enterprise plan and I didn't want to risk it. Apple told me it would still be unlimited.

Here's hoping everything continues to be smooth as a babies tookus.

I did the exact same order about two hours ago, but haven't received a confirmation email. I'm sure we'll get it though. On the iPad 2 launch, I received mine about four hours after the order.

Can you get into "Check Order Status"? I am getting the "We'll be back soon" message.
post #222 of 246
You'd think that Apple and AT&T would have their shit together on this whole iPhone ordering process by now. You'd think...

I got early and placed an order to upgrade my original iPhone (June of 2007), staying with AT&T. All went smooth. Then I tried to upgrade my spouse's old freebie flip-phone (July of 2007), only to have the Apple Store display a message telling me that it couldn't do it, and to contact AT&T. Which I did a little later on in the morning. The rep said that our second phone was ineligible for an upgrade. Turns out that my earlier order reset the contract date, which made it look like the flip-phone was newly under contract. Talked to a supervisor, who apologized and said that, yes, the old flip-phone was indeed eligible for an upgrade, and she turned me over to an Apple rep, who took my information only to turn me over to another Apple rep, who basically said that they were only taking one order per customer. If I wanted a phone for my spouse, then I should drive to an Apple or AT&T store (where I live, that will be several gallons of gas away and a ferry boat fare and lots of time spent). Sorry, Steve Jobs, about making you turn over before you are even in your grave, but this is not good customer service.
post #223 of 246
I preordered two, but the Apple Store keeps throwing an error whenever I try to change the shipping address. It's currently set to my old address. I'll just wait a bit and update it later. At least they are preordered now.
post #224 of 246
Has anyone placed on order on Apple's site for an at$t 4S to be picked up at an Apple Retail Store. I remember getting to "where would you like to purchase" screen and having two options. First option, complete the purchase by adding to cart and the iPhone is shipped to you. The second option is selecting a specific Apple Retail Store to pick up the iPhone. This was so Apple could get a count and help balance their inventory by stores, at least in the U.S.

Now, there is no button on option two to select an Apple Retail Store. The text says the 4S will be available for pickup beginning October 14, on a first come, first-served basis.

Are any of you getting this page. This leaves me without the usual follow-up screen that an IPhone has been reserved at store x, and the followup email.

Thoughts and thanks for any ideas...the 800myapple is still closed to new calls on iPhone sales.
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I did the exact same order about two hours ago, but haven't received a confirmation email. I'm sure we'll get it though. On the iPad 2 launch, I received mine about four hours after the order.

Can you get into "Check Order Status"? I am getting the "We'll be back soon" message.

Same. Getting the be back soon post it note
post #226 of 246
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You'd think that Apple and AT&T would have their shit together on this whole iPhone ordering process by now. You'd think...

I got early and placed an order to upgrade my original iPhone (June of 2007), staying with AT&T. All went smooth. Then I tried to upgrade my spouse's old freebie flip-phone (July of 2007), only to have the Apple Store display a message telling me that it couldn't do it, and to contact AT&T. Which I did a little later on in the morning. The rep said that our second phone was ineligible for an upgrade. Turns out that my earlier order reset the contract date, which made it look like the flip-phone was newly under contract. Talked to a supervisor, who apologized and said that, yes, the old flip-phone was indeed eligible for an upgrade, and she turned me over to an Apple rep, who took my information only to turn me over to another Apple rep, who basically said that they were only taking one order per customer. If I wanted a phone for my spouse, then I should drive to an Apple or AT&T store (where I live, that will be several gallons of gas away and a ferry boat fare and lots of time spent). Sorry, Steve Jobs, about making you turn over before you are even in your grave, but this is not good customer service.



That is what I am nervous about. Even though the numbers are separate and the orders went through, I will feel better when I have confirmation emails.
post #227 of 246
Reading these posts has been very entertaining. I got up and took my daughter to school at 8:00 mountain time, had some cereal and around 9:00 went to Apple.com and placed my order including paying for it in about 5 minutes. This was for wife's 3g. Kept unlimited plan (though she never gets close to 4gigs).

There was no way that I was going to get up at midnight to order a new phone. What Apple has done is to fix the supply issue so that they won't run out quickly, but it is quite another issue to handle temporary giant spikes in web and database traffic. The reason I didn't get up early is that I knew I would be colliding with the hordes of rabid fanboys who have little self control. Disclaimer: I am myself a fanboy and somewhat lacking in self-control when I want something bad. But I have had enough experience with this process to know that if you move too early you create grief for yourself. I would prefer to wait 9 hours and complete the transaction completely rather than only be able to reserve and then be in limbo until I get an email. Or spend an hour waiting for what should take only five minute.

And the initial hiccup isn't going to hurt Apple. The people that were ordering at 12:01 are so rabid for their iPhone that Tim Cook could piss in their coffee in front of them and they would still be happy as long as they got their new phone. So, by October 14th all will be forgotten. Now, AT&T will still get some hard feelings, but what's new?
post #228 of 246
Smooth process through att.com - current 2.5 year old 3gs contract upgraded to 4s, grandfathered unlimited plan intact, less than a minute.

While att.com leaves a little UI bitterness, 25 years in corporate IT has conditioned me to believe this is an awesome process.

Looking forward to a 5s in a few years. Hope the 4s is as rock-solid as my 3gs has been.

Now, off to apple.com for that air/thunderbolt display combo.
post #229 of 246
I woke up at 4:30am this morning (I firgured that there would be problems at opening time, so just decided to see what happened when I just woke up naturally), and had some initial trouble since I am a premier customer. Web site kept saying it couldn't upgrade me?!?!? Anyway, downloaded the AT&T Upgrade app, and ordered my new 4S in under 3 minutes! Very smooth at that time. So now comes the hard part - waiting for my new phone to arrive!!!!
post #230 of 246
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Reading these posts has been very entertaining. I got up and took my daughter to school at 8:00 mountain time, had some cereal and around 9:00 went to Apple.com and placed my order including paying for it in about 5 minutes. This was for wife's 3g. Kept unlimited plan (though she never gets close to 4gigs).

There was no way that I was going to get up at midnight to order a new phone. What Apple has done is to fix the supply issue so that they won't run out quickly, but it is quite another issue to handle temporary giant spikes in web and database traffic. The reason I didn't get up early is that I knew I would be colliding with the hordes of rabid fanboys who have little self control. Disclaimer: I am myself a fanboy and somewhat lacking in self-control when I want something bad. But I have had enough experience with this process to know that if you move too early you create grief for yourself. I would prefer to wait 9 hours and complete the transaction completely rather than only be able to reserve and then be in limbo until I get an email. Or spend an hour waiting for what should take only five minute.

And the initial hiccup isn't going to hurt Apple. The people that were ordering at 12:01 are so rabid for their iPhone that Tim Cook could piss in their coffee in front of them and they would still be happy as long as they got their new phone. So, by October 14th all will be forgotten. Now, AT&T will still get some hard feelings, but what's new?

Tell that to all the people outside of the US who, after very short order, were facing 1-2 week ship times. I knew I would be able to place an order. It was only a matter of getting in on the initial supply. Experience says that is the real challenge, especially for AT&T customers.
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post #231 of 246
So after a long wait and game of cat a mouse I finally was able to order my phones. I was waiting at 3:01AM EST 12:01 AM PCT and there was NOTHING! App store on iPhone 4 said be back shortly, no mention on Apple.com or ATT.com so I kept checking all of these sources and I'd say about 3:30AM EST I started trying to pre order on ATT, then the app started working so I tried through there but the " Be back up soon updating " screen was fighting my iPhone 4s pre order screen. Then all hell broke loose and I guess everyone figured it out and was on the site so it SLOWED things down incredibly! I kept trying until about 4:45 AM and FINALLY received a message saying that they had an iPhone reserved for me and would notify me of when I need to pay for it and I fell asleep to wake up at 10A EST to find that not only did the checkout say no txt plan but the address was wrong ! So then I had to w8 30 mins to talk to someone online as the phone line is to busy to accept calls then the lady says she sent me an email that I still have yet to receive however I figured out that if I just go on the site a pre order a new one instead of using my reservation it went through. SO FINALLY after many trials of getting through Fort Knox I made it and hopefully I still receive my 4S on the 14th of OCT... PLEASE HURRY AND SHIP MY PHONE CHINA !!!
post #232 of 246
Just ordered black 32GB 4s at Apple.com with no issues. My first iPhone!
post #233 of 246
I ordered a black 64g 4S for delivery this morning with no issues - including changing carriers from AT&T to Verizon and the additional complications from that - with no problems. A few minutes after my order was complete, the store went down, and it looks like it's still down, but I did get my confirmation email, albeit several hours later.
post #234 of 246
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2:25 AM Apple sent me reservation notice
2:35 AM AT&T's pre-order started working and I placed my order, got a confirmation in a few minutes

4:20 AM Apple sends me an email to go ahead with my order (Deadline: Saturday 5PM)


Now, what happens if I let it expire ? Will Apple cancel my order that I placed through ATT ? (Apple knows the phone number and a/c details associated with my reservation)

Anyone know if my order through ATT is in trouble ?
post #235 of 246
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That is what I am nervous about. Even though the numbers are separate and the orders went through, I will feel better when I have confirmation emails.

In case anyone is monitoring for ideas of how long it takes, I posted this shortly after placing my order, and I got the confirmation email on my first phone just now.

Still waiting on the second confirmation.
post #236 of 246
I was able to get into the order tracking part of Apple.com and I can see the orders for both phones with applecare+ on both.


Looks like I am all set, and delivery on the 14th. Sweet! No standing in long lines for me. I might have to work from home that day. Gonna kill me to know that my wife is at home playing with her new phone while I'm sitting in the office.
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The people that were ordering at 12:01 are so rabid for their iPhone that Tim Cook could piss in their coffee in front of them and they would still be happy as long as they got their new phone.

In the U.S., sure, you could have waited until morning, but in other parts of the world if you don't get in at midnight you might be waiting quite a while to get an iPhone.

... and you've never had my coffee... Tim's piss might be an improvement...
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2:25 AM Apple sent me reservation notice
2:35 AM AT&T's pre-order started working and I placed my order, got a confirmation in a few minutes

4:20 AM Apple sends me an email to go ahead with my order (Deadline: Saturday 5PM)


Now, what happens if I let it expire ? Will Apple cancel my order that I placed through ATT ? (Apple knows the phone number and a/c details associated with my reservation)

Anyone know if my order through ATT is in trouble ?

I dont think so

I got a reservation through apple, but I didnt like that and stayed on the line with ATT, finally got through and did my order, it's complete now

Apple then sent me a letter saying it couldnt fulfill my reservation anyway. I'm not sure what to think but I dont think they'll cancel your att order
post #239 of 246
Shouldn't we start talking about iPhone 5 now........???
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I dont think so

I got a reservation through apple, but I didnt like that and stayed on the line with ATT, finally got through and did my order, it's complete now

Apple then sent me a letter saying it couldnt fulfill my reservation anyway. I'm not sure what to think but I dont think they'll cancel your att order

I hope they don't cancel. The problem is no one knows what's going on.

I went to ATT store this morning and they said i should talk to Apple.
I called Apple store and they said they don't know such fine details about online orders.
I called 1-800-MY-APPLE and it says it's experiencing high volume of calls and hangs up.
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