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  • iPhone 5 Preorders Open at Midnight Tonight


    We are now less than ten hours away from the start of iPhone 5 preorders being taken online.

    Tonight at midnight (PST), Verizon and Sprint will allow customers to begin preordering the iPhone 5. Although Apple and AT&T haven't yet confirmed what time they will open their respective online stores for preorders, it is believed that midnight may also be "go time."

    If you want to skip out on the online feeding frenzy, Apple's retail stores will enable customers to preorder the iPhone 5 on site beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. The device itself will arrive in stores and at your doorstep (assuming you've ordered one) on September 21st.

    While it remains to be seen if Apple's iPhone 5 sales will blow sales of previous generation models out of the water, next week's launch will be the biggest in company history in terms of the initial geographic reach of the device.

    By the end of 2012, the iPhone 5 will be available in an estimated 100 countries.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 5 Preorders Open at Midnight Tonight started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 183 Comments
    1. gd420mj's Avatar
      gd420mj -
      I'm gonna wait till the spring for refurbed one. My 4 is fine, hopefully AT&T will unlock it for me like others posted here.

      Anyone else find it lame that this new phone is still offered in a measly 16gb. Seriously? With such a low cost of ram, they should have made 32 64 and 128. 16 is just not enough for anything these days.
    1. MXCO's Avatar
      MXCO -
      Apple is smart for having the pre-orders on Friday, paychecks! Ha.
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Quote Originally Posted by mindblown View Post
      i can read your mind...... you are going to try out the S3 instead.
      Probably will. If I don't like it I can always return it and get an iPhone 5.
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      Quote Originally Posted by gd420mj View Post
      I'm gonna wait till the spring for refurbed one. My 4 is fine, hopefully AT&T will unlock it for me like others posted here.

      Anyone else find it lame that this new phone is still offered in a measly 16gb. Seriously? With such a low cost of ram, they should have made 32 64 and 128. 16 is just not enough for anything these days.
      if you get rejected from at&t
      theres always third party unlockers
    1. ferris419's Avatar
      ferris419 -
      well i was gonna pre-order it but im not due for an upgrade until 10/28 so i guess i will just stick with my trusty old Iphone 4 until a jailbreak is released for the iphone 5 .........
    1. gd420mj's Avatar
      gd420mj -
      Quote Originally Posted by mindblown View Post
      if you get rejected from at&t
      theres always third party unlockers
      I hope they do. My 5.1.1 with old baseband works like crap. Always losing signal. 4.3.3 was solid. I'd also rather not pay a 3rd party. Too $$$
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      Quote Originally Posted by ferris419 View Post
      well i was gonna pre-order it but im not due for an upgrade until 10/28 so i guess i will just stick with my trusty old Iphone 4 until a jailbreak is released for the iphone 5 .........
      yeah thats going to be a while
      in my opinion they will have to make a new podbreakout for the iphone 5 to get into the kernel and fuxx with it

      Quote Originally Posted by gd420mj View Post
      I hope they do. My 5.1.1 with old baseband works like crap. Always losing signal. 4.3.3 was solid. I'd also rather not pay a 3rd party. Too $$$
      well blkcadi gave us a cheap solution and it works great. (kudos to her!)
      factory unlocks

      i have used it and other users on here that i know have used it as well
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      I only need a 16gb iPhone cuz I have a 64gb iPad 3 lol
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by mindblown View Post
      yeah thats going to be a while
      in my opinion they will have to make a new podbreakout for the iphone 5 to get into the kernel and fuxx with it



      well blkcadi gave us a cheap solution and it works great. (kudos to her!)
      factory unlocks

      i have used it and other users on here that i know have used it as well
      +3,000,000
      blkcadi hooked us up w/ a $9 unlock!!! Just did mine this AM!
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by gd420mj View Post
      I hope they do. My 5.1.1 with old baseband works like crap. Always losing signal. 4.3.3 was solid. I'd also rather not pay a 3rd party. Too $$$
      $9 is too expensive? I just unlocked my 4S still in contract for $9 yesterday on eBay. Not sure where you got the idea of expensive.
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      +3,000,000
      blkcadi hooked us up w/ a $9 unlock!!! Just did mine this AM!
      dude, 2 days ago 4000+ unlocks were sold now its 5000+ lol
      they banking haha
      btw i think they raised the price now its almost close to $10 but its still fricken cheap!!! lol

      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      $9 is too expensive? I just unlocked my 4S still in contract for $9 yesterday on eBay. Not sure where you got the idea of expensive.
      i didnt think he knew about the ebay service lol, but i hope now he does
      and probably he seen other unlock services which were expensive
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      Guess I'm sticking with my iPhone 4. The one year where the rumor mill was correct was a let down.
    1. Jdot1224's Avatar
      Jdot1224 -
      Waiting to get my pre-orders in
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Time for a cat nap and be back up
      In 4 hours
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      Yo, this unlock thing is legit? Full factory unlock no matter how many times you restore?
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy714 View Post
      Yo, this unlock thing is legit? Full factory unlock no matter how many times you restore?
      Yes. They unlock it and it stays that way. I really think it's AT&T in disguise selling unlocks cuz they quit unlocking the 4S's now
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      I'm doing mine through best buy. It's only fifty bucks deposit and no lines.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Ninja View Post
      I only need a 16gb iPhone cuz I have a 64gb iPad 3 lol
      Yeah. Exactly. Actually with using exclusively iTunes Match - no music on my iPhone or iPad - I never need more than 16GB. I am a jailbreak freak and have over 60 themes and widgets and almost every tweak imaginable and lots of photos (only keep last 6 months worth on my phone) - and I still have 3GB left on my 16GB. You only need a large memory iPhone/iPad if you have huge music libraries and photo libraries that you want ALL on your phone ALL the time. iTunes Match works and streams perfectly for me on an over 3000 song library. I keep EVERYTHING in the cloud.. and stream things to my phone. That's the wave of the future. I just try to live it now so I never need anything larger than a 16GB.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy714 View Post
      Yo, this unlock thing is legit? Full factory unlock no matter how many times you restore?
      A 'true factory unlock' will ALWAYS survive restores no matter how many times. It's only Gevey and Hacktivate, etc, from what I've read, that don't survive 'some' restores. This eBay $9 service we're talking about is a transmitting and true whitelisting of IMEI's directly to AT&T servers. Transmitted to APPLE and BAM! Unlocked forever.

      I'm not usually a person who believes in things that seem 'too good to be true' - but in this case it 'IS' true. They even sell 'wholesale' - if YOU want to run a business unlocking your friend's phones. You have to PREORDER a BLOCK of credits.. But if they're only $3 each and you buy 15 credits and sell them to friends for $25/each.. well.... You do the math...

      Quote Originally Posted by piston597 View Post
      Yes. They unlock it and it stays that way. I really think it's AT&T in disguise selling unlocks cuz they quit unlocking the 4S's now
      You know I was wondering that!!! LOL!!!!
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      That's super awesome, doing mine now then

      I actually had a dude hit me up on craigslist offering the service for $30 an I was like no way dude you're just doing software unlocks, he swore that it was factory but I didn't believe him. Now I know, haha.
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      Quote Originally Posted by piston597 View Post
      Yes. They unlock it and it stays that way. I really think it's AT&T in disguise selling unlocks cuz they quit unlocking the 4S's now
      lol naw, actually its people that has deals with carriers, i know another unlock service that does that but its expensive
      and/or they have a friend working at at&t doing the unlocks and sending them to apple database