I am posting this now as tomorrow i will be unable to come online due to some family appointments i have
Once again its the time of the year that Apple will be announcing their new iPhone line up. I am happy to announce that iPhone 8 / 8 Plus and iPhone X will be announced tomorrow! As for the specs, They are rumored to be the iPhone X will have a OLED wrap around display near bazel-less and have 3GB of RAM and wireless charging as per the rumors. The iPhone 8 / 8+ will have similar body and display as the iPhone 7 and newer technology such as new camera / Face unlocking and more! Will update this tomorrow when i can! The names to be rumored as per what the IOS11 beta has shown and also some of the features! Again i will try and update the thread tomorrow when i can!
1). Once Rogers has announce when they will add the Apple iPhone 8 / 8+ and iPhone X to the reservation list & the day comes, sign into your My Rogers account - Product & Services – Wireless & you will see a Red wording saying “Device Reservation" on the main page. Click that & it will take you to the page. Once there you will need to pick which device you want, iPhone 8 Black and what other colors they may release it on. You also need to pick the store you want it to go too. Just to make it clear, reservations are for current Rogers wireless customers which have contracts with them. Rogers will put up the Pre order list for people that want to pre order the phone which have no wireless accounts with Rogers. Also just too add below is the meaning of the statues .
- If your status is "OPEN", your reservation has been made and we are awaiting product from our supplier. At this time you can change your pick-up location, contact email address or cancel your reservation.
- If your status is "CANCELLED", your reservation has been cancelled and your reservation fee will be credited back to your account.
- If your status is "IN PROGRESS", we have begun the shipment process and you will not be able to edit or cancel your reservation any longer. The next email you will get will be the one that confirms shipment to the store you chose.
- If your status is "SHIPPED", your device has left our warehouse and is on its way to the store you chose. Keep in mind that you can NOT reserve a device via calling them. It can ONLY happen if the reservation system is down but they will to reserve it via online. Plus if you reserve it via phone, you will NOT see your status or know what number you are VS reserving it online.
2). Please keep in mind that if you pick a Rogers Authorized dealership, you may not be able to get the device soon after it ships. This has been the main issue with all the iPhone reservations & most of the other devices which have been on the reservation system. I would suggest you pick a Local Rogers store (Corporate Rogers store or Rogers Plus) to go to get it. When the Rogers warehouse sends it out, the Rogers stores will get them first. Some of the Rogers Authorized dealers have their own warehouse in which the devices will go to. After that there is no tracking until the device ships from that warehouse & goes to the store & they call you. You can also look for your FlexTab aka upgrade fee online via My Rogers or contact Rogers & they will let you know.
3). Also remember you are going to have to put down a $40 fee to reserve the device. Once it ships out, the $40 fee will be reversed back into your account. IF you want to cancel your reservation, that $40 will also be credit back to you. So either way you will get that $40 back. Also remember you may NOT be the first to get the phone if you have a high number or a low one. The Reservation system is made to have a device reserved for you as the stores will be sold out. If your reservation status still says “ OPEN” after launch & a store has a device in stock, you can still go in the store & get it. Then come back home & cancel the reservation online. If the status is “ IN PROGRESS” & you get a device via a store that have one for u, you have to wait until it ships out & then tell the store that u picked u do not want it. Do remember the reservation number is CANADA - WIDE. This means if lets say you are #45 in line for the black one, you are #45 for that GB , color & model Canada wide. Also keep in mine you have to be the account holder in order to pick up the device at the store. No one else can. You can try adding a family member as Level on the account but some stores will decline it.
For frequently asked questions about the Rogers Reservation System, please click here Rogers Reservation FAQ
4) .For Corporate / Business customers. You guys will have a different line then regular customers do. This means you guys have a few different statutes then regular customers do. Also keep in mind for the past few years there has been issues / confuses about business customers getting the phones via the reservation. You guys will be getting them the day of launch or after depending on your status & what goes on.
5). They also started last year a pre ordering system done online being charged on your CC ( Credit card) imminently and having the device shipped to your home instead. Last year with the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus the ones that picked this way got it the day of launch or day after launch but only a few did. Not everyone. This way is a good way but sadly u do not see any status updates like u do with the reservation system and only get a confirmation email and a shipment email. ( some did not get any email until the unit got shipped with QMS or UPS). Please do remember. Using the SHIP TO HOME option does NOT give u any insight of updates or status. You will only get notified when it ships out.
Let's make this thread the only thread for the iPhone 8 / 8+ iPhone X please and if you guys have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me and I'll gladly be able to help!
thanks for the heads up meowmix
Since I ordered like 90 minutes after the system went live I'm not expecting anything until end of next week at the earliest but if something shows up earlier, I'll be pleasantly surprised (my 7 is already sold and the guy is just waiting to take ownership so the sooner I get my X the better lol)
getting my qi wireless charger delivered today to be placed on my work desk. It'll be lonely waiting for the X to arrive lol.
For cases, I'm torn. I've narrowed it down to one or many of the following:
1. naked like god intended
2. alpatronix battery case off of amazon.com. The case actually wirelessly charges as well, which I've never seen before
3. mujjo leather wallet case. They make excellent products and are a better value than vaja
4. cheapo spigen clear case to showcase my silver X in all its glory
For Business customers,
Obviously take this with a grain of salt, because it seems every Rogers rep says something different, but I called this morning to check on my status, since it disappeared from the order page on rogersdirect.ca. My order is still there when I search for the order # and all the pricing information is now filled in (price, tax, early upgrade fee) I'm assuming this is a good sign.
Anyway, the rep said yes he could see my order and correctly identified my place in line. I asked if I would receive the phone on launch day, and he told me it's possible but not likely. He said the business side usually receives the phone ON launch day and then starts shipping them out and so I should get it early next week.
If you aren't getting AppleCare, get a case guys!
That's way too much money to risk going naked in my opinion... but then again, I've always been an advocate for cases!
Anytime I see someone carting their $1000+ phone around without a case on, I cringe just a little. All it takes is one slip and for your phone to fall screen first onto a single piece of gravel for you to have a bad day. Ask me how I know...
lol yep my gf has the clear spigen case on her gold iPhone 8 and its pretty nice.
I'm addicted to battery cases now with my 7 and I've used a few mujjo leather cases with my 6 and 6s in the past (that I loved) which is why I threw them in the mix.
Might have to buy all and just rotate! lol
I also spoke to someone on Rogers Business live chat regarding the glitch, and they told me where I was in the que, which confirmed they still had my order in line. I asked about if we expected to receive anything on launch day or if it would ship on launch day and the response was "It will be shipped to your billing address after Nov. 11 according to customers priority." I am 38/584 for the silver 256gb.. so doesn't sound too good as a rogers business customer.