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.
"Once manufacturers such as Samsung, Apple, HUAWEI etc. present their latest smartphones, we invite you actively to redeem your ticket. In this way, you automatically benefit from a preferred delivery. Please note the correctness of your information. Only then can we guarantee this service.
Are you already a Telekom mobile customer? Please note that you can only redeem your reservation service ticket as part of a contract renewal. You can find out if this applies to your contract in the Customer Center."-Telekom via Google Translate
) via 9to5Mac