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  • Apple Issues 'Friendly Reminder' of Overnight Verizon iPhone Launch


    In approximately twelve hours, the long wait for Verizon customers will officially come to an end. Beginning at 3:00 a.m. EST Thursday morning, pre-orders for the Verizon iPhone will commence. And despite a barrage of media heralding the launch - and even a nifty little countdown clock on the Verizon website - Apple is taking no chances on the eve of Verizon's iPhone launch. Consequently, the Cupertino marketing machine is flexing its own promotional muscle Wednesday just in case one or two people on the planet still haven't heard about the new Verizon iPhone.

    Bright and early today, Apple issued a press release gently reminding current and prospective customers that the CDMA incarnation of the iPhone 4 will go on sale overnight via the Apple online store, as well as Verizon's digital storefront. With overwhelming demand widely expected even for the middle-of-the-night roll out, Apple has taken a page out of Verizon's playbook and is asserting with a bullhorn that online Orders will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

    This may be Apple's way of reiterating Verizon's unstated warning that high demand may either cause servers to crash or the product-well to run dry before everyone gets what they've waited three years for. Following the start of pre-orders tomorrow morning, beginning at 7 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 10, the Verizon iPhone 4 will be available to all qualified customers at Apple’s retail stores and more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores across the US.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Issues 'Friendly Reminder' of Overnight Verizon iPhone Launch started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. LamboFan's Avatar
      LamboFan -
      Really, I see no point in waking up 3.00 AM just for that. Just wait for the morning when you wake up, lol.
    1. kewty01's Avatar
      kewty01 -
      why 3AM?..any meaning?
    1. j23a45m's Avatar
      j23a45m -
      Quote Originally Posted by kewty01 View Post
      why 3AM?..any meaning?
      3am east is 12am in the west!
      that makes it 2/3/11 for everyone!
    1. MenaceSociety's Avatar
      MenaceSociety -
      I read somewhere that they're doing it also to make it sort of Fair Game, so you know people have to get up and order instead of waiting until 8pm and everyone's awake
    1. A3gOwner's Avatar
      A3gOwner -
      Quote Originally Posted by j23a45m View Post
      3am east is 12am in the west!
      that makes it 2/3/11 for everyone!
      Exactly the reason why.
    1. MenaceSociety's Avatar
      MenaceSociety -
      I said ALSO, so you know I wasn't implying that wasn't the reason just saying there could be more
    1. farfromovin's Avatar
      farfromovin -
      Looks like new to verizon customers still have to wait until the 9th to pre order. That's what Apple's site looks like to me at least. Not that I care, but I have a co worker who has been dying to get in on some iPhone action and att doesn't have service at his house.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I'd like to see the numbers at the end of the day!
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      I'd like to see the numbers at the end of the day!
      Me too! I'm also wondering how many people jumping on the train know that they can't get off until right before the iPhone 7, 6gs, or whatever is 2 years from now (unless they pay to get out of their contract early). It may not matter to some, such as the voice+Data. But I personally /sure/ would be second-guessing my decision to do so.
    1. jaredb03's Avatar
      jaredb03 -
      So is there an option to have it shipped to your house? It seems like in store pickup is the only thing i can find.
    1. adam.barb's Avatar
      adam.barb -
      I switched from AT&T to Verizion the day Verizon made there announcement which allowed me to qualify as an existing customer to preorder
      My order was successful 3:05am this morning, really surprised there site wasn't sluggish.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GellBrake'rrrr View Post
      Me too! I'm also wondering how many people jumping on the train know that they can't get off until right before the iPhone 7, 6gs, or whatever is 2 years from now (unless they pay to get out of their contract early). It may not matter to some, such as the voice+Data. But I personally /sure/ would be second-guessing my decision to do so.
      Yeah I'm sure ppl are overlooking the fact that they're going to get stuck in a 2 yr contract with a phone that isn't 4G capable. They just want a iPhone right now. I'd definitely be second guessing!...actually I wouldn't even be considering it lol.
    1. Snozberries's Avatar
      Snozberries -
      Quote Originally Posted by adam.barb View Post
      I switched from AT&T to Verizion the day Verizon made there announcement which allowed me to qualify as an existing customer to preorder
      My order was successful 3:05am this morning, really surprised there site wasn't sluggish.
      Glad you got the Flagship bro! (
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by LamboFan View Post
      Really, I see no point in waking up 3.00 AM just for that. Just wait for the morning when you wake up, lol.
      It'll probably be too late
    1. adam.barb's Avatar
      adam.barb -
      Quote Originally Posted by Snozberries View Post
      Glad you got the Flagship bro! (
      Awwww poor lil' baby stuck in is AT&T contract. Its ok I'll call you on your moms home phone from my Verizon iPhone ---> [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2H-3Gf_fL8]YouTube - Verizon Best Network Close Up[/ame]