The iPhone X goes up for pre-order on Friday, October 27, but for iPhone Upgrade Program customers, Apple is granting a bit of an early jump.
As reported by MacRumors, Apple is currently notifying select customers that will allow them to get a head start on the pre-ordering process for the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone. The notifications are apparently being sent out via the official Apple Store iOS app, and on the company’s website.
The process starts by downloading the App Store iOS app. Once that is done, the customers will nee to get pre-approved for their selected iPhone X model (either the 64GB of 256GB model), which will then get the loan approval ahead of time. This will effectively remove that specific step from the pre-ordering process when October 27 rolls around, saving some time.
Apple offered the same process with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, letting iPhone Upgrade Program customers start the process a bit early so they could get through the final steps faster than customers going in to pre-order with the standard process.
The iPhone Upgrade Program is designed to allow customers to upgrade to the new iPhone on a yearly basis, which is a nice option for folks who like to upgrade their device with each new model. There is no denying, though, that this little pre-approval process is also a nice bonus for those customers, effectively giving them a bit of a leg-up in the pre-ordering process.
Apple has to make sure that the pre-ordering process is as smooth as possible, but there is also the perception that it has to be an even better experience for the iPhone Upgrade Program customers, who expect to get a first shot at the newest iPhone. This specific process is meant to address that.
If you’re an iPhone Upgrade Program customer, are you planning on doing this pre-approval process for your iPhone X?