All the pricing info and preorder links you need
Preorders for the iPhone X open at 3:01AM ET (12:01AM PT) tonight at Apple, phone carriers, and other retailers. Demand is going to be high, and supply is said to be pretty low — at least if you’re hoping to get the phone on its November 3rd release date or soon after. If you’re not willing to wake up in the middle of the night, get your preorder in, and go back to sleep, you might not be able to walk into a store and buy an iPhone X until sometime in 2018.
Choose which company you’ll be trying to order with, set your alarm for 10 or 15 minutes before it all starts, and give it your best shot. Tim Cook casually told BuzzFeed News “We’ll see what happens” regarding potential iPhone X shortages. Whatever does happen, just know that millions of people will likely be half awake and enduring this process with you. If shipping dates quickly fall back by weeks or months, there’s always the option of camping out in line for hours and hours at your nearest Apple Store on the eve of November 3rd.
Apple almost certainly has more phones to go around than any of its carrier partners or resellers, so buying direct from the company is your best bet. In the past, the Apple Store app on iOS has sometimes gone live with preorders a few minutes before the web store, so if you’ve got an existing iPhone or iPad at the ready, this should be your plan.
To breeze through checkout, make sure you’ve set up Apple Pay with up-to-date payment info and the right credit/debit card. It’s also smart to save the iPhone X model you want (picking both color and storage capacity ahead of time) as a favorite item in the Apple Store app. You want to eliminate as many steps and taps as possible for when the time comes.
Apple supports most of the monthly payment plans from all the major US carriers except for T-Mobile, which should make it easier to swallow the iPhone X’s $999 starting price. You’ve also got the option of financing directly with Apple and joining the iPhone Upgrade Program. The company has been offering pre-approval to speed up that process.
64GB iPhone X $999.00 or $49.91 for 24 months (iPhone Upgrade Program) or preferred carrier financing
256GB iPhone X $1,149.00 or $56.16 for 24 months (iPhone Upgrade Program) or preferred carrier financing
Note: Apple doesn’t offer T-Mobile’s financing options when ordering online.