Telekom subscribers can reserve their Apple iPhone 8 now

Telekom subscribers can reserve their Apple iPhone 8 now
The tenth anniversary iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, is one of two highly anticipated handsets that smartphone fanatics are looking forward to. Besides the iPhone 8, there is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which will be unveiled a week from tomorrow. The Apple iPhone 8 will greet the light of day sometime next month. Even though these two handsets are not official, carrier Telekom in Germany is allowing subscribers to reserve a place in line for both models and other eagerly awaited phones before the manufacturers make them official.

The rules are simple. A Telekom subscriber goes to the Reservation Ticket Page on the Telekom website and registers to receive a ticket that is later redeemed by new Telekom customers signing up for one of the carrier's plans. Existing Telekom subscribers will have to renew their contract.

Once a phone manufacturer unveils a new model, those holding a reservation ticket can exchange it for an actual reservation. We wouldn't be surprised to see many Telekom subscribers use this method to secure the Apple iPhone 8 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Considering that KGI Securities super Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects only 2 million to 4 million units of the iPhone 8 to be available by launch date, a plan like this could come in handy for those seeking to be among the first to buy the tenth anniversary model of the iPhone.


source: Telekom (translated) via 9to5Mac

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  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
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  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

HAhahaHAHAHAHaahahahaAAHHHaAA, Telekom!!! Good luck doing that move! :D

14. IT-Engineer

Posts: 515; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Is there an idiot that pay/reserve a phone without knowing anything about it???

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Note 8 is gonna outsell the new iPhone 8 (or whatever it will be named) for the first quarter, do to Apple typical lack of product availability. While the Note 8 is gonna be ready available, because Samsung knows their is pent up demand for the device, do to last years model recall. Apple could/should have really took advantage of the Note 7 recall, but didn't. Samsung still got the lions share of that, with replacing the Note 7 with the S7/S7E and the S8 for those to held out like I did. For me I didn't want to buy a phone that was about to be a year old. Glad I waited for the S8. The Note 8 will sell 10M in the first quarter, assuming Samsung can make or makes that many.

4. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1345; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Well only time will tell - But I venture to say both will do highly well in their own respect. And for those reserving on this carrier I hope the best for as I rarely see carriers that don't exhibit issues one way or another with highly sought out products- shortages, delays, underestimations or and simple bait and switch.

6. mikehunta727 unregistered

The iPhone 8 is gonna sell more in the first 2 weekends over the Note 8 will in 3 months. What are you talking about lol

12. Xilam unregistered

They are saying that it will be limited production, and even possibly down to 10 million units. It wouldn't be the lack of demand, like techie is insinuating, but more of a supply constraint.

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Techie are you crazy? Your comment can be resumed by: I'm stupid and idiot and Apple is f**king me all the time.

13. Derekjeter

Posts: 1455; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

You are by far the dumbest and your comment is the most idiotic thing anyone has ever written on PA ever!! No Samsung phone will ever sell more than an iPhone, specially not the Note 8 over the iPhone 8. Even if there’s a limited number people will still wait then to buy the Note. I will bet my year salary the new iPhone will more in the first weekend than the Note in the first 6 months.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Telekom? I wouldn't use it for free.

5. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Lol, iPhonearena trying hard to tempt Note 8 potential buyers into purchasing the iPhone 8. Got a notification for this article categorizing it under Galaxy Note 8. WTF does this have to do with the Note 8?

8. mikehunta727 unregistered

People who are set on Note 8 or are thinking about the Note 8 probably aren't exactly interested in the iPhone 8 as they will be quite different and serve pretty different purposes in the end result. Have a drink, and just relax

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

You meant iPhone/ Samsungarena. Right?

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