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Neurobit

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Fri, Oct 16, 2020 12:46 AM

2020 iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Pro - Ordering MegaThread!

2020 iPhone 12/12 Pro Ordering MegaThread!

It's that time of year again!!!

 

You can preorder the iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Pro on Friday, October 16, while the iPhone 12 mini & iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available next month on Friday, November 6.

 

Ordering starts at 05:00 AM, Pacific Time (07:00 AM CST / 08:00 AM EST).

 

Let's get this thread started so we can keep track of ordering issues, etc. Set your alarm clocks and happy hunting!

 

iPhone 12 colors:

 

iPhone 12 Pro colors:

 

 

Cheers,

Neurobit

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dwill05

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a month ago

So AT&T is opening pre-orders 5 hours before Apple?  Apple is starting preorders at 5am PDT (8am EST) according to both their web page and app.  That’s very much a surprise since the carriers usually start taking preorders at the same time as Apple, not earlier.

Neurobit

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a month ago

You are correct. Fixed it.

ATTDmitriyCM

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a month ago

Thank you for starting another mega thread @Neurobit! This is, as always, a great place to keep track of everything related to ordering and shipping of new iPhones.

 

Are you ordering one?

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Neurobit

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a month ago

Thanks!

Yes. Ordering two Pros tomorrow and a Pro Max next month!

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Neurobit

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a month ago

Ordered two iPhone Pro 256 in Blue & Graphite. Smooth sailing and no issues whatsoever. Easiest ordering yet. Got email order confirmations right away.

 

After I was done, jumped over on Apple’s site, and they weren’t even ready for orders as of 5:05 PST.  Right now pages not loading for orders either.

dwill05

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a month ago

Hopefully Apple will fix in three weeks for the Pro Max ordering.  Even if the Apple site was slow, I wouldn’t order from AT&T.

Neurobit

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a month ago

I'll be back here in three weeks to order the Pro Max. Never had any issues ordering from AT&T though. 

dwill05

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a month ago

I’ve never had an issue when I ordered from AT&T in the past either.  However, for the last few iPhones, I’ve ordered from Apple.  Much better tracking and they come unlocked.

Tutor

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a month ago

Ordered 12 Pro within 2 minutes of opening, but confirmation email said delivery date is about 3 week out, while Apple site said 1 week, even hours later. Is the AT&T confirmation accurate, or just a stock message?

dwill05

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a month ago

Possible AT&T is right, for orders from them.  Ordering iPhones from AT&T vs. Apple isn’t a free-for-all for orders all coming from one giant pile of phones.  Apple allocates their phone stock between themselves and the carriers, and Apple keeps the largest allocation for themselves.  When Apple or a carrier reaches the limit for their launch day allocation of stock is when they start to push out the date.  Apple having an earlier date that AT&T usually just means that AT&T hit their allocation limit before Apple did, so AT&T started pushing out due date earlier.

 

Also, in my experience, there is a chance you might not have to wait the full three weeks and it comes a little earlier.

Neurobit

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a month ago

This happens every year, and those dates are just placeholders.

 

If you ordered early, you should be getting your phone on the same date it's available for sale at stores, in this case next Friday.

New Member

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a month ago

I hope that's the case. My preorder went through a 7:51am and it says estimated delivery date between october 26 -nov 2. I have never had this before with Att. 

Neurobit

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a month ago

Yep. This is normal.

And on prior years it could show those dates until the end and bam, you get it on release day. Happen all the time and those of us that order from AT&T all the time are used to it.

 

Hopefully it's better this year and they will update with accurate dates as they get closer to ship.

 

Cheers,

GLIMMERMAN76

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a month ago

This is ATT's problem.  They can't seem to get a sales and inventory software that can give customers info that should be available at the time of sale.  I like ATT but I WILL NEVER EVER BUY A PHONE FROM THEM!

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a month ago

So I spoke to someone on chat and they told me the dates were accurate because apparently they are getting the shipments in on launch day Oct 23rd. Then they are being shipped out to customers. How is that possible, that's not how preorders for a launch work. I told them I felt wronged because the website did not state that and now its too late for me to go anywhere else and make a pre order for launch day. Their reply "shift is ending you can chat or call tomorrow". I am fuming mad right now. I have never had this issue. I could understand if I ordered late but I was on At&t's website at 7am. 

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