How to preorder iPhone XS or XS Max (and get it as fast as possible)
Tip #1: Set an alarm clock and make coffee
Tip #2: Consider using the Apple Store app
As we said above, every time Apple adds a hot new product for sale online, the Apple Store goes down in preparation for the event. Then it goes back up again when it is ready. But a quicker and more convenient way would be to use the Apple Store app for iOS which you can download here, preferably asap. If you don't have an iOS device available, placing a pre-order through your web browser will have to do.
Tip #3: Use multiple devices if possible
Once the iPhone XS preorder time comes, the last thing you want to run into are technical difficulties. It is a good idea to have multiple devices ready just in case one of them fails for whatever reason. You can try refreshing the Apple Store on all of them. Then begin the pre-order process wherever it becomes active first.
Tip #4: Keep an eye on your carrier's web store
Tip #5: Make sure your credit card is A-OK, use Apple Pay
Remember: you are about to spend a ton of money on the iPhone XS. Be sure that your credit card is active, has not expired, and that can handle the payment – especially if you're ordering more than one phone. If you're planning on paying full price, consider calling your bank ahead of time to let them know you'll be spending all that money.
To speed up the checkout process, you can use Apple Pay as it comes baked into the Apple Store app. Alternatively, consider saving your payment and credit card details in your web browser to save precious seconds. And no less importantly, be sure that all your information, from your credit card number to your billing address, are input correctly.