How to pre-order iPhone 13?
On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Apple finally introduced the latest iPhone 13 model. As announced, the pre-orders for the said device start on Friday, Sept. 17. Unfortunately, as Friday arrives, a lot of Apple customers are dissatisfied with its services. Turns out, Apple’s very own “Apple Card” and “Apple Pay” cannot process the payments for customers who want to buy an iPhone 13.
iPhone 13 checkout process error
First seen on Twitter, the hashtag “Apple Card” is now trending on social media. Apparently, the expected iPhone 13 pre-orders today have been halted for customers using Apple Pay and Apple Card for payments.
In a report from 9to5Mac, there is a massive number of Apple customers who are now having issues in using the said payment methods. Aside from both Apple payment methods, customers who are also trying to upgrade their current iPhones with the new iPhone 13 are also facing a similar issue.
Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program is seen with various issues since morning. In some cases, the option to do the said program is not even available on their end.
Why use Apple Card?
Though there are a lot of other options to buy the iPhone 13 from Apple, many people still prefer to use Apple Card for the said transaction.
As explained, Apple offers a 3% Daily Cash on customers once they use the Apple Card for payments. Thus, making it the best option for those buying iPhone 13 in the market— and wants to save some cash at the same time.
That was also probably one of the reasons why Apple Card is now trending on social media.
How to pre-order iPhone 13: Ways to do it
Though there are a lot of Apple customers affected by the said payment issues, there are also buyers who seemed to be untroubled with the problem.
If you are one of the lucky ones, here are the ways for you to pre-order your iPhone 13 now before it’s too late.
In a different report from 9to5Mac, they explained different ways for you to buy the model. One way is via visiting the official Apple website itself. If you are not located in the United States— which probably most of the Apple Card issues are getting reported from— pre-ordering online might be the best option for you.
After all, once you buy on the Apple website, there are some freebies that you might get from the deals.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
Based on Apple’s official website, the company released both iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The start date of the models’ availability will happen on Friday, Sept. 24.
As described by Apple:
“iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max make up our most pro iPhone lineup ever with the biggest advancement for our camera system, the best battery life ever in an iPhone, and the fastest performance of any smartphone, setting a new standard for iPhone and enabling incredible experiences never before possible,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.