Here's when you can buy the new iPhone 7

Are you chomping at the bit to pick up Apple's latest smartphone? The Apple online store will open at 3 AM EDT for preorders.

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Shackers will have to stay up extra late on the east coast to make sure they can get their hands on iPhone. The Apple Online Store is down right now, but it will open around 3 AM EDT. Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to refresh your browsers. iPhone or iPad owners might find it easier to use the Apple Store app to preorder as Apple's website is known to crash from furious amounts of F5 mashing.

What configuration are you preordering? Let us know in the comments.

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    September 8, 2016 9:20 PM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Here's when you can buy the new iPhone 7

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      September 8, 2016 9:31 PM

      hrm, not after the 7s announcement?

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      September 8, 2016 9:32 PM

      Thanks for posting this

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      September 8, 2016 9:56 PM

      I'm gonna go with the 128GB piano black 7 Plus and a black on black Apple Watch. How about you Asif?

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        September 8, 2016 10:11 PM

        I am sticking with my series 1 Apple Watch for now. Going to pick up the iPhone 7 Plus 256 GB in Space Black or whatever they call it.

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        September 9, 2016 12:13 AM

        I wanted the 128GB white/silver but the matte black is calling to me. My last 2 phones have had a white face and I don't know if I will miss it much. I have a space grey (?) sport watch already so I'm sticking with that with my colorful bands.

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      September 8, 2016 9:57 PM

      Gruber on Black vs Black 2:
      http://daringfireball.net/2016/09/iphone_7_jet_black_vs_black

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      September 9, 2016 12:00 AM

      F5!!!

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      September 9, 2016 12:04 AM

      do I want a non plus or plus

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      September 9, 2016 12:05 AM

      Leaning toward gold. Is that too femme?

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      September 9, 2016 12:06 AM

      site and app still down for me!

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      September 9, 2016 12:10 AM

      10 minutes!!! Come on!!!

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      September 9, 2016 12:11 AM

      Apparently I can't order a t-mobile phone as part of the upgrade program??? If I select Verizon I get like 4 different payment options. But tmobile from Apple all I can do is pay upfront. No other choice.

      Makes no sense. I don't understand.

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        September 9, 2016 12:15 AM

        Look at this shit! Grrrrrr

        https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cr5P7TBUsAAON5e.jpg:large

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        September 9, 2016 12:19 AM

        You need to reserve for an in-store pickup for T-Mobile. I'm on Cricket, but grab the T-Mobile phone through the upgrade program. I did so through no problem on the app. Took less than a minute once it loaded.

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          September 9, 2016 12:21 AM

          I don't understand. Did you see my pic just above? It seems like I have to go in store? My only option through app/webpage is to pay for it up front. No way to start a new upgrade program.

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            September 9, 2016 12:24 AM

            Not sure since I didn't try through the webpage. I think there's a different page for upgrade order people to plug in their phone details, instead of going through the main page.

            Just load up the apple store app and it'll guide you through quicker. Fills in the phone upgrade info automatically.

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              September 9, 2016 12:25 AM

              Did you start a new upgrade program? Or are you upgrading one you started last year with the 6s?

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      September 9, 2016 12:19 AM

      Got one, but apparently not delivering until October.

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      September 9, 2016 12:19 AM

      128gb matte black ordered!

      http://chattypics.com/files/ScreenShot20160909at121820AM_1pyg2h96gg.png

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        September 9, 2016 12:27 AM

        I tried to get cute, experiment with a + model for the first time, wanted black for the first time, but didn't want more than 32GB and I also wanted to pick it up in Corte Madera and by the time I realized I was getting too cute for this nonsense, everything is gone hahaha!

        I'm over it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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          September 9, 2016 12:30 AM

          You got an out of stock message? On 32gb black 7+? Wow that was fast.

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            September 9, 2016 12:33 AM

            No, not OOS, just 2-3 weeks or whatever. And you can't pick any of them up in any store. But, again, I've never tried a + model so maybe they don't have as many?

            All regular 7's are available for pickup and deliver on 9/16.

            hmm.

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        September 9, 2016 7:23 AM

        what is the $36/month? are people financing telephones now? wut?

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          September 9, 2016 7:25 AM

          Yes, that's the whole idea behind Apple's upgrade program, AT&T Next, etc. Been going on for a couple years now!

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      September 9, 2016 12:24 AM

      "When we’re able to reach the carrier systems, we will email you.
      The email will include instructions to complete your order as well as the return link.
      You will have 24 hours from the time the email is sent to return to the Apple Online store to proceed with your order. If you do not complete your purchase within 24 hours, your reservation will be canceled."

      Da Fuq?

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      September 9, 2016 12:26 AM

      It looks like my iPhone upgrade plan purchase went through, as I got a confirmation email.. however it didn't feel good because the final page in the app that approves the financing never actually completed and said something like "your order may have gone through if you got an email". I then had to back out through all of the many screens to get back to the main shopping menu to then purchase my series 2 Watch, which went through quick and easy.

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      September 9, 2016 12:28 AM


      Interesting, I should have taken a screenshot but Jet Black was saying Oct 4th delivery the instant the store went online. They obviously have paint yield issues and delayed it a bit.

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        September 9, 2016 12:30 AM

        Yeah my matte black says 9/16 for delivery, weird

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        September 9, 2016 12:31 AM

        I ordered the same phone as MaxPete82 up there and his estimate is 9/16, mine is 10/4-10/12. I used the upgrade program to order. Also, I live in the Midwest, so I'm sure I get pleb shipping.

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          September 9, 2016 12:35 AM

          Over 2 weeks is a long time for a shipping difference, I wonder what's going on there.

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            September 9, 2016 12:41 AM

            I just realized you got the regular 7. I got the 7+, so there we go. Mine's bigger than yours but yours comes faster.

            ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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      September 9, 2016 12:31 AM

      Got a black matte 128gb 7+ . My first iPhone since the OG iPhone. RIP my Nexus 5.

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      September 9, 2016 12:39 AM

      On AT&T page I almost ended up buying a 6S Plus. Horrible navigation. Then I got an error at checkout.

      Went to Apple's site and placed order fine. Gold 7Plus arrives on 16th. My wife ordered Jet Black 7Plus and that one has ETA of mid-Oct to Oct 31.

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      September 9, 2016 1:00 AM

      What happens if you get this thing from a store like Best Buy? Is that monthly lease whatever worse bcs you don't get applecare?

      I swear this was less confusing with the 2-year contracts.

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        September 9, 2016 1:02 AM

        Oh I guess it's whatever ATT Next is vs. whatever Apple is offering from their own store?

        fdslak

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          September 9, 2016 1:04 AM

          Yeah I don't think Best Buy has their own financing option for the iPhone, but I haven't been in one of those stores in a while

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            September 9, 2016 1:05 AM

            I was just poking around after I submitted my Apple delivery order and they said I could just pick a 7+ up on the 16th. but all this stuff that doesn't involve the 2 year contract is new to me. I'm suspicious of anything from a cell company or cable company!

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              September 9, 2016 1:08 AM

              Yeah I did AT&T Next last time, and buying from them was always a pain so I went with Apple this time. Since I'm likely going to be interested in the "big" iPhone release next year, getting on the plan where I could swap out my phone was appealing.

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                September 9, 2016 1:09 AM

                Ok, that's good enough for me. Thanks for the heads up. I'll stop trying to goof around, lol.

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        September 9, 2016 7:57 AM

        Best Buy has the exact same prices as an AT&T store. We also sell AppleCare+ at the same price at $129 for two years but also have an $8 a month option. Apple Store would still be a little bit cheaper if you're doing the Apple upgrade program, since the monthly AppleCare+ cost included in the price of the phone is $5.32 a month vs $129, but other then that it's the exact same. If you weren't planning on doing the Apple upgrade program and were just getting the phone, then getting it through Best Buy or Apple would be exactly the same. And with AT&T Next, you can trade your phone in and upgrade every year anyway, but you can get any phone every year, not just the iPhone. Doesn't really matter if you plan on getting the iPhone every year anyway, but the option is there.

        Basically, if you can't find it at an Apple Store, there's only a $3 difference per month getting it at Best Buy, or no difference if you weren't doing the Apple upgrade program.

        If you have any questions about your account, AT&T Next, upgrading or whatever let me know. I've worked as the Apple Specialist at a Best Buy Mobile for 2 years now (going to quit soon as I have an internship and am about to graduate), so I know all the plans and how they work.

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      September 9, 2016 1:08 AM

      So there's no way to purchase through apple online and create a new wireless account?

      Plus, jet black already not shipping until November. God dammit.

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        September 9, 2016 1:37 AM

        Seriously, can apple not do new account creation?

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          September 9, 2016 7:01 AM

          Doesn't look like it. I bought a SIM card from at&t last night, figure I'll activate that and then do the Apple Upgrade program.

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      September 9, 2016 1:23 AM

      It took me an hour 22 but I'm done. Eta October ;(

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        September 9, 2016 1:26 AM

        Oh yeah, 7+ 128gb in silver. I've always been a white iPhone guy.

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      September 9, 2016 2:57 AM

      I thought this phone wasn't supposed to sell out? The internet said it wouldn't sell and Apple was doomed!! Why would people on the internet lie?

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      September 9, 2016 6:28 AM

      It's a fucking phone. Why are people so crazy about these overpriced Apple products?

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        September 9, 2016 6:35 AM

        Because your phone is the computing device that you use more than any other? And Apple makes the best ones that anyone has ever made?

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          September 9, 2016 7:07 AM

          Your phrasing suggests uncertainty. Reply again when you're sure. http://www.kcra.com/image/view/-/14280922/highRes/3/-/xn7if1/-/ad-clicker-4-sure-jpg.jpg

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          September 9, 2016 7:18 AM

          my work computer is the computing device I use more often than any other, by a huge margin, then my home computer, phone use is orders of magnitude less than work computer.

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            September 9, 2016 9:44 AM

            In theory I want to agree with you. but my phone has become the computing device I use more that anything since it's always on my person. I use it while at work, I use it in my home, I use it when i'm not at home. When I'm at home or work I use better and better computing devices, but I use my phone more than both of those put together.

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              September 9, 2016 12:22 PM

              I use my work computer for probably 6+ hours/weekday, and my home computer on average 2 or 3 hours a day. I rarely use my phone as a computing device (running some kind of app/browser/whatever) for more than 20 minutes a day in total, some days I don't even use it at all. Its not even a close comparison for me.

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                September 9, 2016 1:54 PM

                Hell I even use my phone while I'm using my PC something like a third screen. Maybe you don't have a good device? We all have different needs though.

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          September 9, 2016 7:30 AM

          That last part is quite subjective

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            September 9, 2016 8:01 AM

            Hardware-wise, I don't think there's an argument to be had. Software-wise....everyone has their preference, obviously.

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            September 9, 2016 9:56 AM

            The first part is quite subjective, too.

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          September 9, 2016 8:24 AM

          The gains in user experience generation over generation seems to be leveling off very fast.

          I don't think smartphones are worth getting excited over. Seems more like superficial sign of social class than actual utility purchase anymore.

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            September 9, 2016 8:26 AM

            I still get excited about the tech, and I imagine that is the case for many people here, given the demographic. I don't really care if anyone sees/knows what phone I have. This shit is for me!

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              September 9, 2016 9:47 AM

              It's just like all the people with Sandybridge 2500K CPUs, there's not a ton of draw to get a new Skylake setup. Hard to get too excited about it. Broadwell and Skylake were pretty underwhelming overall compared to Haswell, and that's how I see the last year or two of phones. It seems incremental at best.

              I think it's only going to get worse. Any real advances in computing will be happening in the cloud and infrastructure, and a moderate phone can still use those just as well as the latest scorcher. Desktop still would have utility for faster CPUs due to the nature of the work they typically perform.

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                September 9, 2016 9:53 AM

                I agree that improvements will start to level off, but there is still room to improve responsiveness and load times for apps and browsing. Even my iPhone 6 can be laggy with browsing.

                Then there are things other than the CPU, like camera, display, battery, haptic feedback, etc. that still get me excited and will continue to improve. Maybe year to year it won't be huge differences, but 10 years from now I think will look leaps and bounds better than what we have now.

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                September 9, 2016 9:53 AM

                Sounds like you are trying to rationalize people metering their excitement for whatever reason. What is you goal here. It is simple.

                People are happy and excite about:

                Much better camera, front and back
                2x speaker output and in stereo
                Better battery life
                Better design/haptic stuff
                Best CPU in mobile by a country mile just got even stronger for better performance games and you name it

                Plenty of reason for people being pumped. I've seen people being pumped for FAR LESS in anything. Don't be a downer

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                  September 9, 2016 10:04 AM

                  I'm just waxing, it's just commentary. I have no real dog in the fight. I don't own APPL or HTC or Google or anything stock. There's little

                  I do think people might be well off to take a second to think about why they're spending that kind of money for something that may have little impact on their actual daily life other than the feels they get from having some neat thingie because it's considered a neat thingie according to the zeitgeist or big corporations' marketing efforts.

                  I challenge that assumption I feel people may make that these things have an appropriate and proportional affect on your life vs. price.

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                September 9, 2016 9:58 AM

                The exciting thing in general is the features getting cheaper and smaller and making their way into less-expensive models.

                I bought a new unlocked dual sim Android phone last month for $60. It does everything I ask of it and it doesn't suck. This is exciting.

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                September 9, 2016 1:16 PM

                the comparison doesn't really seem right. While phones are reaching more of a "good enough" level for many workloads a faster Intel CPU actually does nothing for most people. Meanwhile a better camera alone materially impacts many people's day to day use of some of the phone's primary functions.

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                September 9, 2016 1:17 PM

                This is how I've been feeling too. I've seen a few software things that have gotten me interested but 99% of things that get added with these releases are super dull to me.

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            September 9, 2016 9:46 AM

            Their ubiquity in every day use means that upgrades to the tech are worth getting excited for absolutely

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            September 9, 2016 11:45 AM

            This. My 4 year old S3 is absolutely fine for browsing the web, communicating by mail, showing and syncing my calendar, etc. I only need kick-ass processing power in my gaming PC at home and my workstations at work.

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            September 9, 2016 12:20 PM

            Social class? Does apple know this? The next iPhone should have a $5000 ceramic version

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              September 9, 2016 12:41 PM

              The sad thing is, people would still buy the shit out a phone like that.

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                September 9, 2016 1:16 PM

                Well the did have a $10k version of the iWatch, right?

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          September 9, 2016 9:24 AM

          Neither of those are true for me, especially the first x1000

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          September 9, 2016 9:40 AM

          Use more than any other? Some people maybe.

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        September 9, 2016 7:21 AM

        cause it's not really over priced and it's a quality product

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        September 9, 2016 7:28 AM

        Preordering something = "so crazy"

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          September 9, 2016 9:14 AM

          We're all taking crazy pills!!!

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            September 9, 2016 9:29 AM

            Drinking the kool-aid! We are all just dumb sheeple!

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        September 9, 2016 9:34 AM

        people would be a lot more excited if it was a fucking phone

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        September 9, 2016 12:02 PM

        My phone has actually become a necessity in my life and career. My job pays part of my phone bill because it's necessary me functioning as an employee.

        That being said my next phone will probably be a OnePlus.

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      September 9, 2016 6:34 AM

      Goood to see T-Mobile's "awesome" upgrade your iPhone every year plan shit the fucking bed again this year.

      I'm fucking done with their shit, time to go back to AT&T.

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        September 9, 2016 7:13 AM

        I think that they can do it, but not online.

        http://chattypics.com/files/iPhoneUpload_ovnzmggrhf.jpg

        Middle question on the apple faq

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        September 9, 2016 9:52 AM

        Considered Cricket or StraightTalk?

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          September 9, 2016 12:59 PM

          I'm petty enough that I was a little embarrassed to be on T-Mobile, no way my ego can handle Cricket or StraightTalk

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            September 9, 2016 1:07 PM

            Meh, those two are AT&T network anyway. I feel it's a commodity service now, there's not much the big brands have to offer over the MVNOs that use their networks.

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      September 9, 2016 7:34 AM

      I went through and tried to order the jet black last night. The apple store application kept erroring out. So I read a little bit about how everyone was already waiting til November to get it and I was like fuck that. So I went back and changed it to Matte black and the transaction immediately went through. So I have a receipt for that. I woke up this morning and there's a reservation for a jet black phone in my email. There's no way to cancel the reservation, except to just let it expire so that's what I am going to do. If they just let me cancel it, maybe someone else can get a spot!

      Anyway I'm excited! I got a 128GB matte black 7+ phone (I usually have white so this will be different) I wanted a case but they don't show me cases and shit til after I already paid for the phone! Silly apple! Upsell BEFORE the transaction completes!