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4 Reasons Not to Pre-Order iPhone Xs & 3 Reasons You Should

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There are some great reasons to pre-order an iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max right when they go on sale, but there are also a few reasons why you might want to skip a iPhone Xs pre-order on September 14th.

After weeks of rumors and leaks, Apple’s finally confirmed the iPhone Xs release date. As expected, the devices will go on sale in the United States and countries around the world on September 21st.

The devices won’t hit shelves until next week but you’ll be able to order an iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max a few days before the devices officially hit shelves.

iPhone Xs pre-orders begin at 12:01AM Pacific on September 14th. Apple will sell the phones on its website and the company’s carrier and retail partners will also take iPhone Xs pre-orders starting Friday. If you really want an iPhone Xs next week you’ll probably want to stay up and put in a pre-order.

On paper the two devices look like solid contenders for smartphone of the year. In particular, the iPhone Xs Max is intriguing because it pairs Face ID with a huge edge-to-edge 6.5-inch display.

Of course, if you want the larger iPhone Xs model you’ll need to shell out more than $1000. The base model starts at $1099. Spending $1000 or more on a product you haven’t picked up in your hands is a difficult choice for a lot of people. $1000 is a lot of money to a lot of people.

There are also some great reasons to consider putting in a pre-order. Apple hasn’t said anything, but we expect many iPhone Xs models to sell out soon after pre-orders start.

Apple and its partners will have stock on hand at physical retail locations on September 21st, but that stock is usually unpredictable and we often see people walk away empty-handed after waiting in line.

In this guide we’ll help you make a decision about a pre-order. You’ll want to keep these reasons in mind as you try and decide what to do with your time and money.

Pre-Order If You Want the iPhone Xs ASAP

Pre-Order If You Want the iPhone Xs ASAP

If you want to get your hands on an iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max next week you'll want to put in a pre-order when they go live.

The iPhone Xs might not sell out completely on September 14th, but there's a very good chance we see some (if not all) shipping dates get pushed into late September and October. 

If you want to guarantee a delivery on or around September 21st, you'll want to put in a pre-order through Apple or your carrier as soon as the clock strikes Midnight on Friday. 

If you skip a pre-order you'll have to deal with waiting in line next week or having to wait several weeks for your new phone to arrive. 

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