Apple posts iPhone 6s ‘Get ready for pre-order’ instructions

Apple posts iPhone 6s ‘Get ready for pre-order’ instructions 1

Apple posts iPhone 6s ‘Get ready for pre-order’ instructions

Apple has added a “Get ready for pre-order” link on its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus store pages, leading to a pop-up box that provides customers with guidance on what they can do now to ensure that they’re ready to pre-order the new iPhone models when pre-orders begin on Sept. 12. Instructions include advising users to enter their account details to check their account status and upgrade eligibility now, as well as directing them to the Apple Store app on their current iPhone where they can store their wireless account details to save time when pre-orders actually begin. Customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus beginning at 12:01 a.m. PDT on Sept. 12, and if past years are any indication, availability of new models will become scarce within the first few minutes, so tips on speeding up the checkout process will be helpful both for customer satisfaction and avoiding heavier loads on Apple’s servers.

  1. Looks like AT&T is forcing pre-orders into the AT&T Next plans. My issue with that is that the phone must be traded in for the next new phone at the end of your payment term. I typically keep mine and hand it down to my wife. Hers gets handed down to my kid.I called AT&T today and they said, we’re available at the time of the presale via phone and chat and they’d be able to give me the phone for the subsidized price via those channels. They insist they can help me. However, if you’ve ever ordered at Midnight PDT you know that the servers are getting hammered and it’s very unpredictable. AT&T’s site, as well as Verizon and Sprints, are typically dead. So how are they going to do this?Looks like I’ll just be buying an unlocked version of the phone. Ugh.Would be nice if iLounge would follow up on this and give some advice. Thanks!

  2. Whoever told you that is incorrect. If you pay off your AT&T Next Phone Plan you get to keep the device. On AT&T Next you ONLY turn in or trade in your current phone IF you are upgrading during the Next 12, 18 or 24 month trade in window. If you keep your phone until its paid off in 20, 24 or 30 months then you own it outright and don’t have to trade it in.

  3. Bob Reck,I am also trying to pre-order the phone with the AT&T subsidized 2 year contract, I called APPLE to ask what I should do and they said to pre-order it as if you’re going to switch to NEXT but when the phone arrives call AT&T and tell them you’re about to activate a new phone and you want to keep your plan the way it is, the thing that confuses me about this idea is who do I pay the subsidized price to since it usually gets charged to Apple when they ship the phone. I’m pretty frustrated because I’ve been paying this way since the 3G and I have the grandfathered unlimited plan and don’t want to lose it.Has anyone else figured out the best way to pre-order if you want to stay with the subsidized plan?

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