Apple Store is down in preparation for Apple iPhone X pre-orders

Twenty-five minutes from now, pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X will start to be accepted. As we told you the other day, one of the best places to pre-order from is the Apple Store app. The process is much faster when you have this app installed on your iOS device before the pre-order period begins. Just don't confuse this with the Apple App Store, which is where you go to download and install apps and games on your iOS powered phone and tablet.

It is traditional for Apple to take down the Apple Store and the app just before it announces a new product, starts accepting pre-orders for a new device, or actually releases the new phone, tablet, computer etc. And with less than a hour remaining before pre-orders begin for the tenth anniversary iPhone model, we can tell you that the Apple Store is currently down.

The Apple iPhone X carries a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED screen. It is powered by the Apple A11 Bionic chipset, and includes the TrueDepth camera that powers Face ID. Wireless charging works with the glass back on the handset, and Portrait Lighting allows users to snap selfies using dramatic backdrops. A 2716mAh battery on board is slightly larger than the 2675mAh cell that powers the Apple iPhone 8 Plus.

The 64GB version of the iPhone X is priced at $999 with the 256GB model offered for $1,149. Most retailers, carriers and Apple are offering monthly installment plans. The color options are Silver and Space Gray. At 3pm EDT, the Apple Store will reopen and pre-orders for the iPhone X will be accepted. Tell us how you fared by dropping your comments in the box below. Good luck!

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