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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. Sicmaro's Avatar
      Sicmaro -
      Best way to order the iphone 5 for At&t without a contract? yes ill pay full price I just dont want to renew my contract this year.
    1. PRKnight's Avatar
      PRKnight -
      i just want to know if i will be able to pre-order just the phone w/o the contract tonight/morning because thats what I'm wanting (i know im crazy for spending close to 800 on a phone)
    1. Sicmaro's Avatar
      Sicmaro -
      Quote Originally Posted by prknight View Post
      i just want to know if i will be able to pre-order just the phone w/o the contract tonight/morning because thats what i'm wanting (i know im crazy for spending close to 800 on a phone)
      same here!!!
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sicmaro View Post
      same here!!!
      Same here. Buying the phone full price. Ouch. I'll be setting and alarm for 245am.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      I'll be waiting for jailbreak iOS 6 too before I get 5. And I'll order factory unlocked. No contract. Better deals out there now. Difference saved between phone at retail versus contract reduced price, on monthly bill with company like StraightTalk will pay for itself in 13 months.

      Also remember you can get phone same day as preorder people if you go to AT&T/Verizon/Sprint stores - never any lines on day 1. Apple stores have lines for standalone stores. Shorter lines in mall stores. But everyone can get iPhone 5 on 9/21, preorder or in store.
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      Wish I could get one my contract is up but can't upgrade or I will lose my unlimited data they told me I have to buy the phone at full price 650 is fckn ridiculous so I guess I'm screwed
    1. joshlogic's Avatar
      joshlogic -
      Quote Originally Posted by Senyaichiya View Post
      Am I in the minority waiting for reviews and a jailbreak on iOS 6?
      That's exactly what I'm doing!
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      So are the phones shipping out on the 21st? Wonder if they will ship out earlier like last year.

      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      I'll be waiting for jailbreak iOS 6 too before I get 5. And I'll order factory unlocked. No contract. Better deals out there now. Difference saved between phone at retail versus contract reduced price, on monthly bill with company like StraightTalk will pay for itself in 13 months.

      Also remember you can get phone same day as preorder people if you go to AT&T/Verizon/Sprint stores - never any lines on day 1. Apple stores have lines for standalone stores. Shorter lines in mall stores. But everyone can get iPhone 5 on 9/21, preorder or in store.


      Don't know if I wanna take that chance humm wait til the 21st to find a phone in store. Or pre order now. Are the phones shipping out on the 21st? Or will they arrive to your home by then?

      So if their is no exploit there will be no jailbreak?
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      So are the phones shipping out on the 21st? Wonder if they will ship out earlier like last year.





      Don't know if I wanna take that chance humm wait til the 21st to find a phone in store. Or pre order now. Are the phones shipping out on the 21st? Or will they arrive to your home by then?

      So if their is no exploit there will be no jailbreak?
      Pre-orders arrive at your home
      On the 21st
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Can't wait
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Im skipping out on this one this time. After having iphone since 2007 this was a let down for me, so im going to try out an S3 instead. Maybe iPhone 6....
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      So are the phones shipping out on the 21st? Wonder if they will ship out earlier like last year.
      They arrive at house ON 21st - and in ample supply at all stores ON 21st. It's been this way for every iPhone ever released as a pre-order.

      Don't know if I wanna take that chance humm wait til the 21st to find a phone in store. Or pre order now. Are the phones shipping out on the 21st? Or will they arrive to your home by then?
      Read above. On 21st - preorder will arrive at homes (unless problems with FedEx which DID happen to MANY with the 4S) - AND in all stores on 21st. No worries of any kind about ample suppy. White phones run out first - but Apple Store near Philly didn't run out of any 4S version on Day 1 last year.

      So if their is no exploit there will be no jailbreak?
      There is NO exploit for iOS 6 or A6 devices - and won't be for quite some time. I predict maybe Christmas. So you'll be livin' without a jailbreak for quite some time. :-(.. That's one big reason I'm not switching yet. All people with iPhone 4 always have a bootrom exploit that will let them jailbreak any iOS. So people with iPhone 4 and iOS6 can jailbreak with Redsnow immediately. 4S tethered jailbreak of iOS6 will likely be out before iP5 jailbreak. But that's just a guess.

      Quote Originally Posted by daytonaviolet View Post
      Pre-orders arrive at your home
      On the 21st
      And in all stores in ample supply same day. Pre-orders and store units equally arrive same day. People who go into stores on day 1 of release actually are the first to use new iPhones since FedEx ships 'early afternoon' for Apple products.
    1. HTheory's Avatar
      HTheory -
      If you're crazy like me....reserving an iPhone and picking it up early on the day (21st) isn't all that bad. Did that with the 3GS and the 4 and it was a breeze. Waiting in line for about 1.5 hours and I was out of there with my phone, even made it to work on time.
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      heres some info for at&t customers and people who wants to buy them off contract and unlocked:

      "To give prices for these different upgrade levels:
      Full upgrade eligibility: $199, 299, 399. (already fullfilled there upgrade date)
      Partial upgrade eligibility: $449, 549, 649. (Close to their upgrade date)
      No upgrade eligibility (and unlocked iPhone 5/without contract): $649, 749, 849."
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by HTheory View Post
      If you're crazy like me....reserving an iPhone and picking it up early on the day (21st) isn't all that bad. Did that with the 3GS and the 4 and it was a breeze. Waiting in line for about 1.5 hours and I was out of there with my phone, even made it to work on time.
      3 PM to 6 PM on the 21st there will be no lines anywhere. :-) it's all about perspective, people. :-)
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Can't wait to get a different dock connector and slightly different-shaped earbuds.
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      Quote Originally Posted by tridley68 View Post
      Just called my AT&T rep today 9/13/12 and they took my order and my credit card info and said they had staff that was comming in tonight to place orders and I could pick them up at 8:00am Friday morning .
      hmm, i think ill try this.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrhudson View Post
      hmm, i think ill try this.
      Let us know what happens
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrhudson View Post
      hmm, i think ill try this.
      Tonight at 2am they told me
    1. coolemt's Avatar
      coolemt -
      my question is does the connector come with the phone in the box?