I pre-ordered the new iphone 13 pro max yesterday. And was just wondering what was the difference between pre-ordering or using the reservation system ?
I reserved 2 iPhone 13 Pro Max's on launch morning - September 18th (store pickup)
My 1 TB Sierra Blue has me listed as 'OPEN' 3rd in line
the 256 GB is listed as being as 'OPEN' 24th in line
No tracking number yet, wondering if it's back-ordered. And getting into the reservation status page is a disaster. Anybody have any insight? Figured I would have received at least one of them now (ordered at 8 AM that morning).
If I'm not mistaken with pre-orders you are paying for the phone at the time it's shipped, and it's yours. If it's shipped to a store, it's saved for you and can't be sold to anyone else, It's already yours.
Reserved phones are not paid for in advance and are not specifically assigned to anyone. The stores get an allotment for the reserve customers but if you show up late, any leftover reserved phones are released to other customers, first come, first served.