Tonight at 12:01 AM (PDT) the iPhone X goes on sale. Everything thing that I have heard suggest two things:
Thing One – demand is going to be through the roof, clouds, troposphere, and possibly the orbit of the moon.
Thing Two – if you don’t get one in the first couple of minutes of ordering tonight or you aren’t already in line at a store, you probably aren’t getting one this year.
Fortunately, if you are bound and determined to get one and get one now there are a few things you can do to maximize your chances. The fine folks over at iMore have put together a checklist of the ducks you should have in a row before zero hour. Regardless of what other preparations you make, the single most important thing is to the Apple Store app to do your ordering. Check out the whole article for the complete list, but if you do nothing else USE THE APPLE STORE APP.
Can’t stress it enough.