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KLMoore336

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Thu, Sep 13, 2018 5:37 PM

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Official iPhone XS & XS Max Tracking Thread!

Hey Everyone!!

 

Another exciting year for us to get our hands on the all new iPhone XS/XS Max.  I can't waitttttttttttt to get my hands on the new 512GB Gold iPhone XS Max!!

 

So let's do the same thing we did last year. Answer the following: Which iPhone did you purchase (size & color), order date, what’s your current status, and what’s your estimated ship date??

Also, I will be keeping my eye on the actual Apple Store like last year.  I cancelled my pre-order and ended up getting my phone at Apple Store.  So ALWAYS keep checking their inventory!!

 

Let the games begin!!

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Tutor

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5 Messages

2 years ago

I purchased the iPhone XS Max in gold 256gb. I got in to place the order at 3:04am ET and my current order status says it’s in progress. It has an expected delivery date of 9/21. Unlike some of you I did have to pay sales tax. I received a confirmation email one hour later at 4:13am and was able to sleep like a baby after that! 

 

I am soooo excited I had the iPhone X last year but returned it due to the small size. The Xs max is the perfect phone for me. I’m just a little worried after reading about all the AT&T horror preorder stories about order statuses going from “in progress” to cancelled with no reason. I’m practicing patience and keeping my fingers crossed though.  Good luck to everyone! 

Voyager

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2 years ago

I’m pretty upset about my results to the Apple Preorder process this year. I submitted my order thru the Apple Store application at 3:03am EST and received my confirmation email at 3:04am EST (and the application didn’t allow access until 3:02am EST). I ordered the iPhone XS Max 512GB in Space Grey, but my expected shipping dates are 1-2 weeks out (Sept. 28th - Oct. 5th). I’m seeing tons of other folks that ordered the exact same device up to 10 minutes later that received Sept. 21st delivery dates. There was no possible way to submit quicker (Product Favorite saved ahead of time, paid with Apple Pay, etc) so I don’t understand how I missed out on release day shipping. 

 

 

Anyway, I noticed that I could preorder a iPhone XS Max 512GB in Gold and I had the option to pick up in store on Sept. 21st so I committed to both. I really wanted Space Grey, but either way I’ll be getting the phone on release day. I just don’t understand how I haven’t seen any order submission before my time, but plenty of folks that submitted after received Sept. 21st delivery for the exact same device. 

 

Oh well. Patience is a virtue... I can’t complain too much about getting my second color choice on release day. 

dwill05

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2 years ago

I just got the charge to my card for the sales tax on my order, although it was about 3 hours after I placed the order. My order was through Apple.  For those who didn’t get charged sales tax, I’m sure it will eventually come, no matter who you ordered through.  The states aren’t going to miss out on their cut!

 

The only weird glitch with my Apple order was that the email confirmation for my iPhone order didn’t come until about 10 minutes after I placed the order, so I was worrying it didn’t go through.  Immediately after ordering the phone, I ordered a case, and got an immediate email confirmation for that order, so that email arrived before the phone email, even though I ordered afterwards.

 

The good thing with Apple is that they are usually conservative with their delivery estimates.  You almost never get it later, and in many cases you’ll actually get it earlier when they show 1-2 weeks after launch day.  I don’t really trust AT&Ts estimates, unless you got in pretty early.  Lots of stories here in past launches where AT&T initially estimated launch day delivery, and then it got pushed out at the end.

KLMoore336

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64 Messages

2 years ago

I'm getting charged taxes on my next months bill!  I didn't have to pay anything upfront because it didn't ask me what form of payment method.

Tutor

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7 Messages

2 years ago

@KLMoore336, did the estimated sales tax show up on your order confirmation email?  I figured it would come out of my next bill since it didn't ask for a payment method during the preorder process, but on the confirmation email the estimated sales tax shows $0.

KLMoore336

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2 years ago

Mines says $97 but I remember checking out it will be billed on my next months bill

Teacher

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2 years ago

Order status: 

In progress

We’re working on your order! Stay tuned—we’ll email or text you when it’s ready.
 
Delivery by date: 
September 21, 2018
Apple iPhone XS Max

Apple iPhone XS Max 256GB

Quantity: 1

 

Tutor

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5 Messages

2 years ago

Just checked and my iPhone xs max gold is preparing to shipwhooohooo😜😜😜!!!

Contributor

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3 Messages

2 years ago

Just checked my preorder status and it says "preparing to ship" and I can no longer cancel 😄

AnClar

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2 years ago

Oh boy...here we go again, maybe.  Two posters have now got preparing to ship statuses.  Again, there seems to be no rhyme or reason behind AT&T's shipping order.  My order still shows in progress with a delivery date by 9/21.  I'll wait until the day before to see if that changes, I just have had bad experiences in past years with AT&T delivery dates slipping at the last minute with no warning.  Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping...we'll see.

Teacher

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12 Messages

2 years ago

My two iphone xs max are also just changed to "preparing to ship"  Very happy with AT&T preorder this time.  Open early and easy to track shipment.  

Contributor

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3 Messages

2 years ago

I wonder if the shipping process changed this year. In previous years ordering through AT&T, you wouldn't get a shipment update until a day or two before the release. I read this is because Apple would ship them to AT&T and then AT&T would ship them to the respective buyers. This year, it seems like they could possibly be shipping from China with the Apple preorders. 

Fl_retire

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2 years ago

I used the Apple App and selected the IPhone Xs Max with color and capacity earlier and saved it as a favorite and insured my payment info was up to date. Did not order until 9:00AM 14 Sep. Tere were plenty of models, colors and capacity left for 21 Sep deliveries. A few hours later delivery dates were slipping. 

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KLMoore336

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2 years ago

10:41 pm EST — my status stills says in progress. I wonder is it because I have the gold 512GB

Tutor

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5 Messages

2 years ago

I just checked my status and it has also changed from in progress to “preparing to ship” for me yassssss!!!! Again, I ordered the 256gb phone in gold for reference and ordered it at 3:04am ET on 9/14. If you haven’t gotten the preparing to ship notification yet i think it’s still a little bit early.  We aren’t all going to get it at the same exact time so just keep checking back. I’ve even seen across AT&T forums some people’s status being stuck at “in progress” and got a delivery on launch day as promised. Their status never even updated but it didn’t mean it wasn’t being processed. You just never know and their order system isn’t the most reliable. Keep checking back and continue to update us! Good luck everyone! 

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