Reminder: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-orders start tonight at 12:01 a.m. PDT

This is a friendly reminder that Apple is opening pre-orders for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, starting at 12:01 a.m. PDT on September 15. Depending where you are in the world, you might choose to stay up, or set an alarm in order not to miss it.

As always, you can expect the availability of the device to be limited, especially as minutes go, so time is of the essence.

The best way to pre-order your iPhone 8

Without a doubt, the best way to pre-order is via the Apple Store application, which has proven to be more reliable than Apple’s website in the past few years. My advice is to make sure you are logged in, and add the device you want to pre-order to your favorites. As a safety net, maybe add a secondary device (with a different storage tier or finish) to your favorites, just in case your top choice is already on back order.

Also make sure you have set up Apple Pay on your device, and that your shipping address is up to date. This will save you an incredible amount of time comes payment time.

What time do pre-orders start in your time zone?

If you aren’t in the United States, this website will show you the right time in your time zone.

What are you pre-ordering?

Personally, I will be pre-ordering a 64GB Silver iPhone 8, which I will hand down to my wife once the iPhone X is available. What about you? What device are you planning on pre-ordering? Any special tip you want to share for a smooth pre-order?