Dave Farrington before and after he ordered iPhone X through the iPhone Upgrade Program fast track from the iPhone Apple Store app (hint: it didn’t work as planned):
Rule #1: Trust no one. Rule #2: If you trust anyone, trust Apple. Rule #3: See Rule #1. After walking through Apple’s slow walk iPhone X launch, I’m back to square one and Rule #1. Trust no one.
It didn’t go well.
Finally, after nearly 30-minutes, my order went through. But not the iPhone Upgrade Program approval. That came the next morning. Just in time for me to cancel my order. I’ll take my chances and walk into an Apple Store when supply gets closer to demand. That’s what I’ve done every year for many years. Only when I trusted Apple to make the pre-approval process easier and faster by being an iPhone Upgrade Program subscriber did my pooch get screwed.
Rule #1: Trust no one.
Rule #2: If you trust anyone, trust Apple. Rule #2: See Rule #1.
Dave’s plight was not uncommon.