Preorders for the iPhone X begin on October 27th, and supplies are expected to be limited. If you’re a member of the iPhone Upgrade Program, you might have a chance to streamline the ordering process when preorders begin.
Apple announced that members of the program can get a head start on the ordering process on Monday, October 23rd. The banner points members to the Apple Store app so that they “can speed through checkout on 10.27.”
This doesn’t mean that IUP members are jumping the line, but getting members through the program’s loan eligibility process. That should let those members streamline their checkout process on Friday by eliminating a couple of steps ahead of time. 9to5Mac notes that this appears to only apply to existing members, and doesn’t “necessarily guarantee launch day inventory.”