With just six days remaining to when iPhone X pre-orders begin, Apple is allowing those enrolled in its iPhone Upgrade Program to speed through the checkout. Those getting their new iPhones through iPhone Upgrade Program have to complete the loan eligibility process that takes longer than the normal checkout process, so by letting users complete this process early, Apple is giving an equal playing field to iPhone Upgrade Program users and others.
This does not mean iPhone Upgrade Program users are getting preferential treatment and will have a greater chance of securing an iPhone X for themselves on October 27, since they will still be required to perform normal checkout process like everyone else.
iPhone Upgrade Program users will be able to complete the loan eligibility process using the official Apple Store app starting 23rd October.
If you are someone who is getting into the iPhone Upgrade Program this year, then this head start promotion does not apply to you. This means new users will still have to go through extra steps on the launch day, reducing their chances of securing an iPhone X on launch day.
With iPhone X expected to have a huge gap between supply and demand, the device might get sold out in the first few minutes of pre-orders launching. (Via)