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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. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by LUFT5_THOR View Post
      I'm doing mine through best buy. It's only fifty bucks deposit and no lines.
      Yeah! I forgot about the BestBuy option! They'll also take your phone on trade and give you a good price. Not as good as selling on eBay and they don't factor in whether it's unlocked or not. But it saves you the hassle of eBay and the shipping, blah....
    1. Fender's Avatar
      Fender -
      I'm remembering that when I got my iPhone 4, I wasn't allowed to have it shipped anywhere but my billing address through AT&T. Was that just a fluke? Can I have this arrive at my office on the 21st and get NO work Done that day? Lol
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Yeah! I forgot about the BestBuy option! They'll also take your phone on trade and give you a good price. Not as good as selling on eBay and they don't factor in whether it's unlocked or not. But it saves you the hassle of eBay and the shipping, blah....
      I have an ip4 32GB and I took it there today and they will give me 225 for it. Not bad considering it was 299 2 years ago.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy714 View Post
      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.
      If you're jailbroken - you don't have to lose your jailbreak after the unlock. Just get a friend's SIM from a different GSM company (TMobile) and put it in your phone and then plug your phone into iTunes and you'll get the CONGRATS YOU'RE UNLOCKED message from APPLE. Or if you don't have access to another MicroSim and you're jailbroken on 3GS, 4, 4S add the source http://repo.bingner.com/ and download the tweak called SAM. In SAM clik on DE-ACTIVATE. Then launch iTunes and you'll see the CONGRATULATIONS message and be immediately re-activated (all invisible to your eyes - your bars of signal will never fluctuate through the whole process -- eerie).

      If you're not jailbroken - then you'll have to use the 'friend's SIM card method' or BACKUP and RESTORE the phone.

      THIS UNLOCK METHOD WE'RE TALKING ABOUT for $9 from eBAY DOES NOT WORK FOR VERIZON (CDMA).

      Have fun. It's very empowering getting your phone factory unlocked!
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Anybody that got the 4S last yr thru ATT? was your shipped via Fedex or UPS? Mine came by UPS last and didnt show up till 8pm 1st day LOL. Kinda depressing seeing everyone else getting there like about noonish and didn't get mine till 8pm at night. LOL
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Anybody that got the 4S last yr thru ATT? was your shipped via Fedex or UPS? Mine came by UPS last and didnt show up till 8pm 1st day LOL. Kinda depressing seeing everyone else getting there like about noonish and didn't get mine till 8pm at night. LOL
      Me too...
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Not much longer...... Anyone still awake.
    1. Fender's Avatar
      Fender -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Not much longer...... Anyone still awake.
      Oh awake and counting down!!
    1. justinpotter81's Avatar
      justinpotter81 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      OMG!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME AT&T!?!? So they're NOT going to give their 11month into contract people, that faithfully buy every year the 199/299/399 pricing like EVERY FRICKIN YEAR SINCE iPhone 3G??!?!?!?! That is total news to me and explains the message I get at AT&T online when I log in and see that I have PARTIAL upgrade availability. This is TOTALLY NEW for AT&T. This is TOTAL ROBBERY. I am SO ANGRY right now. But thanks for the head's up.
      I feel your pain there, buddy. I couldnt believe the text they sent me when I dialed *639#, especially since I just got my 4S stolen a week ago. This just adds insult to injury. If they're doing this to every customer who upgraded last year, they truly are the purest of evil.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Not much longer...... Anyone still awake.
      It's only 8:30 in Cali and 10:30 here in Dallas! LOL!
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fender View Post
      Oh awake and counting down!!
      Where are u located? I still have about 3 and a half left. Damn east cost time. 11:22 Philadelphia time. Btw

      It's going to feel pretty agh with no jailbreak right away but oh well. Any news on the one guy joining back up with the dev team?
    1. KSMatic's Avatar
      KSMatic -
      i'm waiting 3 more hours for AT&T.. good thing they have a count down timer for me.
      AT&T Big Event
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by justinpotter81 View Post
      I feel your pain there, buddy. I couldnt believe the text they sent me when I dialed *639#, especially since I just got my 4S stolen a week ago. This just adds insult to injury. If they're doing this to every customer who upgraded last year, they truly are the purest of evil.
      My ONLY hope - is that I remember the YEAR I went from 3GS to 4 - I remember logging onto AT&T's website and starting the upgrade process as if I were going to go for it and remember early one the first day OF the preordering being available the pricing said 449/549/649... BUT by later that afternoon - I just checked in again - just to be sure - and by 4Pm that afternoon it had CHANGED to 199/299/399 in the upgrade window. SO -- my guess is that AT&T wants to service, on preorder day as many END of contract people as possible - as sort of FIRST IN LINE.. THEN they open it up to us '11 month into contract' people.. That's my hope. I'm not getting one immediately anyway since I can't live without my jailbreak. I will buy one for myself at Christmas time after the jailbreak is out.. My 4S is still running great and the upgrades in the 5 are cool - but not mind blowing..
    1. Mareshalu's Avatar
      Mareshalu -
      Quote Originally Posted by djrobstephens View Post
      What if your trying to switch carriers? Can you order for the carrier your tryin to switch too or do you have to stay with the original carrier? I'm on Att and trying to switch to Verizon.
      I'm trying to do the same thing, I'm hesitant now that I can't be on a call and use the internet in the same time. I hope it's gonna be easy to switch.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by KSMatic View Post
      i'm waiting 3 more hours for AT&T.. good thing they have a count down timer for me.
      AT&T Big Event
      Can you imagine how SLAMMED their servers are going to be at midnight PDT?? Don't be surprised if you can't get on.

      LITTLE SECRET. Get your pre-order from the AT&T Store APP in iPhone. The App Servers are never as busy on preorder night as the website itself. They're different servers.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mareshalu View Post
      I'm trying to do the same thing, I'm hesitant now that I can't be on a call and use the internet in the same time. I hope it's gonna be easy to switch.
      You'll have to pay a fee to get out of your AT&T contract. Switching is easy if you're OUT of contract or pay the fee for early cancellation.
    1. oops1975's Avatar
      oops1975 -
      Apple store down. 3 hours and 8 mins to go....
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      att's site is obvious. they're doing preorders. just go to it.
    1. bstunt10190's Avatar
      bstunt10190 -
      I don't know how I did it, but I talked myself out of pre-ordering the iP5. I am not up for an upgrade till Jan. My iP4 may not be as fast as the new iPhone but I will still be able to get Apple maps (even though Waze will probably still be superior) and all of the other iOS 6 goodies and instead of using the money I get from trading in my old iPhone I might even get the iP5 64gb for $99 after all is said and done.
    1. Jdot1224's Avatar
      Jdot1224 -
      So question has anyone ordered an iPhone from Apple.com and AT&T's website (different launch dates of course) in the past? Which of the two is the better option? This is my first time not camping and ordering online. Any input would be appreciated
    1. Alveezy's Avatar
      Alveezy -
      I'm on Verizon right now with the original VZ iPhone 4 but my upgrade isn't till November. I want to get the 5 but i don't want to lose my precious Unlimited Data that's tailored for my line. Will it be possible to purchase it tonight without the subsidized price? like $649 for the 16GB? i want to get it and possibly hold it till the jailbreak comes. btw how do they go about activating it later?