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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. fredHD's Avatar
      fredHD -
      The apple store uk online was very fluid last year it took me ages to get the 4s wonder if iPhone 5 will do as good as the 4s. Can't wait to try it out. 4s goes on eBay now.

      My email says delivery on the 21/9 in most area and has a link so should be there on the 21 ( UK )
      http://store.apple.com/uk/help/shipp...#delivery_date

      Apple store uk just sold out now 2 weeks waiting time.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alveezy View Post
      So i just ordered mines from the Verizon website and i was wondering...how do you go about activating it when the device arrives? if you do activate it...will there be a charge for that? woo! i'm so stoked that i still got to keep my unlimited data plan. but damn, $649 is alot to drop for just one phone. damn can't wait for it to arrive! i think i'll just look at it and put it back in the box till the jailbreak comes out haha!
      I feel your pain I got the 32gb at 749 Wish the ship date wasn't a week away.
    1. arebee25's Avatar
      arebee25 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      I feel your pain I got the 32gb at 749 Wish the ship date wasn't a week away.
      I'm assuming you preordered yours without the upgrade. You're paying the same price for possible factory unlocked iphone 5 from Apple when it releases.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      I feel your pain I got the 32gb at 749 Wish the ship date wasn't a week away.
      That's actually the arrival date - not just ship date. ;-)

      And I'm wondering why Verizon people pay the unlocked price. European travel expected? There are almost no other CDMA carriers to choose from. Just want to have prepay option?
    1. katrinaleone32's Avatar
      katrinaleone32 -
      I am ready for new experience .
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Did anyone get a email yet? I only get the automated message that I placed and order when I call Verizon.
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
    1. mmoreno16's Avatar
      mmoreno16 -
      i got an email not long after i placed my order, actually got 2 emails
    1. coolemt's Avatar
      coolemt -
      My original ship date 1 hour after ordering was 2 weeks. Just got an email stating that was wrong that now it will arrive Sept 21. Thanks Apple
    1. Fender's Avatar
      Fender -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      Can anyone confirm the continuation of the grandfathered unlimited plans?
      Mine is still intact. I've checked it a few times.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Same as mine. If ya lose it for some reason they give you 90 to call them or go to the store and fix the problem.
    1. catstide's Avatar
      catstide -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fender View Post
      Mine is still intact. I've checked it a few times.
      the deal is...if you use the upgrade you'll lose the unlimited,if you pay full retail you will be able to keep it.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Is there an "upgrade" pricing all the way to Factory Unlocked? Or is the Factory Unlock price never reduced for any reason?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
      the deal is...if you use the upgrade you'll lose the unlimited,if you pay full retail you will be able to keep it.
      Ummm that better not be the case I been with AT&T for a long time and never had any issues with them. Been having unlimited plan when I went From my 3GS to iPhone 4 I signed another 2 year with them and kept my unlimited.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Ummm that better not be the case I been with AT&T for a long time and never had any issues with them. Been having unlimited plan when I went From my 3GS to iPhone 4 I signed another 2 year with them and kept my unlimited.
      Same here, had my unlimited from 3G, 4, 4S, and now the 5. I called ATT to verify and they told me that my unlimited would still be there. Only time it will go away is if you change your data plan ie.. shared data or a 3GB or 5GB.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Yep just called them to and said I'm good to go. If it did change to just call and they will fix it.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Yep just called them to and said I'm good to go. If it did change to just call and they will fix it.
      Just remember that by staying with the Unlimited Plan the iPhone 5's FaceTime over cellular feature will be disabled.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Skype for the win
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Just remember that by staying with the Unlimited Plan the iPhone 5's FaceTime over cellular feature will be disabled.
      Ya that does suck about that. But then again hopefully FCC will interfere like they did for Verizon. Cant remember what feature it was on what phone? but they were trying to charge customers a fee and FCC said NO!!! Because feature the was part of the phone and not a service that was provided.

      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Skype for the win
      Ya i hear or yahoo also lol :P Where there's a will there's a way
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolemt View Post
      My original ship date 1 hour after ordering was 2 weeks. Just got an email stating that was wrong that now it will arrive Sept 21. Thanks Apple
      yea i know! =D
      now both of my iphones are coming on 9/21