Get Online Early
If you're planning to pre-order right when sales start, you'll want to make sure you're online a little bit early.
We recommend getting online at least 30 minutes before pre-orders start in your time zone so that you can get situated.
You might feel prepared, but there's always a chance you've overlooked something important regarding your pre-order.
You'll also want to get acquainted with the website you'll be pre-ordering from so that you know exactly where to go when pre-orders begin.
Apple's website is extremely easy to navigate, but carrier and retailer websites can be confusing. If you're spending time doing this at 4:59AM, you might not get the iPhone 11 model you want in the timeframe you want.
We also recommend logging into whatever site you're planning to buy from ahead of time.