Apple is set to release their iPhone X in-store this coming Friday. As you’d expect, opening day inventory is generally sold out within minutes of stores opening. If you ordered online, you have to wait 5-6 weeks for your iPhone X to arrive. If you don’t want to wait until December to get your iPhone X, Apple will let you skip the 5-6 week wait and buy the iPhone X beginning this Saturday, November 4th.
How exactly will Apple let you buy on Saturday? Is it too good to be true? Well, there’s a downside to this. Apple will start accepting iPhone X reservations for the iPhone X this weekend in several international markets, according to new report from MacRumors. However, this option is only for buyers in this specific markets.
Reserve and Pickup will be available Saturday at 6:00 AM local time in United Kingdom, Australia, and Belgium. Buyers in Mexico, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, and Canada will be able to purchase the iPhone X using the same pickup method in their local time of 8:00 AM.
This method allows you to skip the 5-6 week wait to get your iPhone X, but you will need to hurry in the small window you’re given to pick up your iPhone X. That window is 30-minutes, otherwise you will lose your iPhone X. Another good thing about this option is that if you aren’t able to pick up your phone successfully, you won’t be charged the $1,000+ for the phone.
The Reserve and Pickup method is not available in America or other European markets, at least not right now. There’s a chance Apple could introduce this method late or after the holidays in other markets.