Last week, Apple began letting its iPhone Upgrade Program customers know that the pre-approval process for the iPhone X would begin this week.
And, sure enough, the process is now live. As noted by MacRumors, Apple has green-lit the pre-approval process for the iPhone X, ahead of pre-orders going live this Friday, October 27, at 3:01 AM ET/12:01 AM PDT. As is par for the course with this sort of process, it will only be available for a limited time, and it’s designed to let potential iPhone X customers get a little ahead of the pre-order curve when the time arrives.
To get started, customers need to have the Apple Store iOS app installed. Using that, customers need to pick their preferred iPhone X model (the 64GB or 256GB model) to get the loan approval process under way. They should get approved before the pre-orders go live on Friday, which saves the customer a step during the pre-ordering process.
Even after the process is complete, iPhone Upgrade Program customers need to keep the Apple Store app on their device, because they will need to use that to pre-order the iPhone X on Friday.
The iPhone Upgrade Program customers expect to get first dibs on Apple’s newest smartphones, and this pre-approval process is designed to make that a reality. Removing a step in the pre-order process, by getting it out of the way a few days ahead of time, will make it that much faster to checkout.
It will still be interesting to see how it all shakes out when the dust settles on Friday.
You planning on pre-ordering the iPhone X when Friday rolls around?