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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 -
      told me 12:01 online and 3:01am on phone pacific time
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolemt View Post
      my question is does the connector come with the phone in the box?
      I would think so yes

      Quote Originally Posted by Sicmaro View Post
      told me 12:01 online and 3:01am on phone pacific time
      12:01 your time?
    1. Sicmaro's Avatar
      Sicmaro -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      12:01 your time?
      12:01 am pacific time for online orders and 3:01 am for phone orders is what AT&T told me
    1. back2thebeatof84's Avatar
      back2thebeatof84 -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolemt View Post
      my question is does the connector come with the phone in the box?
      I believe it would have to be in there, or else you wouldn't be able to charge it
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      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)
      If your trying to get an unlocked phone, then you might have to wait another month (like last year). If u just want to buy the phone outright but locked to a carrier, then that shouldn't be an issue.
    1. Senyaichiya's Avatar
      Senyaichiya -
      Stupid question, but the new sync/charge cord is still USB aye?
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      yes ^^
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Anyone else noticed the do not disturb toggle in the settings. Humm looks very familiar.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Ok heard it was 2am over here. We will see I guess

      Quote Originally Posted by Senyaichiya View Post
      Stupid question, but the new sync/charge cord is still USB aye?
      Just like the old one but different connector
    1. back2thebeatof84's Avatar
      back2thebeatof84 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Senyaichiya View Post
      Stupid question, but the new sync/charge cord is still USB aye?
      USB / Lightning cable.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Tonight at 2am they told me
      So it's confirmed u did that over the phone?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Yes called at&t today at work. But that's where I live at so that may be different from you.
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolemt View Post
      my question is does the connector come with the phone in the box?
      it will be the same as the other iphone release except not having the dock which was took out since iphone 3G

      -phone
      -charging cable/USB cable
      -earphones
      -wall charger
      - and APPLE STICKIES!!!
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      3am can't come fast enough. Anyway is anyone not purchasing the new model?
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by joshman458 View Post
      Do you think verizon's site will still have them available at 5:30-6 am? I'd prefer to wake up 30 minutes before I normally do than 3 hours
      You are aware that you still cannot do voice and data at the same time with the new version of the iPhone on Verizon or Sprints network, right? You can only do it if you are on wifi also (so retro). It's something they failed to mention at their announcement of the phone. If doing both is important to you then you will not want to get the iPhone. There are numerous other phones on Verizon's network that can do it currently.

      http://cnet.co/NqX1fR
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      If your trying to get an unlocked phone, then you might have to wait another month (like last year). If u just want to buy the phone outright but locked to a carrier, then that shouldn't be an issue.
      hopefully third party unlockers will get a deal once iphone 5 drops instead of waiting for a month
    1. back2thebeatof84's Avatar
      back2thebeatof84 -
      I can also confirm: I called from PA. The AT&T rep said pre-orders will start online at 3:01AM EST.

      Also, there was a concern that she cleared up. If you're grandfathered into the unlimited data plan on AT&t, preordering online will not affect it.
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      3am can't come fast enough. Anyway is anyone not purchasing the new model?
      Im not purchasing this model after 5 years of owning iPhones. This phone should have been the 4S last year. This isnt a huge upgrade over the 4s and to the fact that iOS 6 isnt impressive over iOS 5 either. Think im going to go a different route this time. Maybe ill come back to the iphone 6.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by mindblown View Post
      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."
      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.
    1. mindblown's Avatar
      mindblown -
      Quote Originally Posted by BoostedEvoIX View Post
      Im not purchasing this model after 5 years of owning iPhones. This phone should have been the 4S last year. This isnt a huge upgrade over the 4s and to the fact that iOS 6 isnt impressive over iOS 5 either. Think im going to go a different route this time. Maybe ill come back to the iphone 6.
      i can read your mind...... you are going to try out the S3 instead.