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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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iPhone 5c Pre-Orders to Begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, September 13




While Apple announced at yesterday's media event that pre-orders for the iPhone 5c will begin on Friday, September 13, the company has not yet specified at what time it will begin taking orders. Information from U.S. carrier partners Verizon and Sprint indicates, however, that the pre-orders should go live at roughly midnight Pacific Time on Friday morning.

Given that Apple and its U.S. carrier partners typically begin pre-orders at the same time and the timing published by Verizon and Sprint is in line with that seen for the past several iPhone releases, it seems likely that the coordinated launch will once again take place at that time.

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Verizon's pre-order information, available on the "Why Verizon?" tab of the carrier's iPhone 5s/5c feature page, allows potential customers to sign up for email updates on availability of the two new iPhones and states that pre-orders will be going live at 3:01 AM Eastern Time (12:01 AM Pacific Time) on September 13, but does not mention that those pre-orders are limited to the iPhone 5c models. Apple will not be offering pre-orders for the iPhone 5s ahead of its September 20 launch, and the company's carrier partners will undoubtedly be following Apple's lead.

Sprint iPhone 5c information
Sprint has posted similar information on its website, announcing a 2:00 AM Central Time launch for iPhone 5c pre-orders, which corresponds to midnight Pacific Time.

Outside the United States, pre-orders for the iPhone 5c will also be going live on Friday for customers in the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. Apple's pre-order timing is likely to be the same for all countries, so customers should check their time zone conversions from Pacific Time. Local carriers may also have different pre-order start times in those countries.

(Thanks, Daniel!)

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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:23 PM   #2
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I'm not so sure this is one you're going to need to pre-order. You could probably just show up to the store.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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Whoop-de-doo.
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I preordered from the Chinese weeks ago....
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:26 PM   #5
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You could "pre-order" from eBay since last week
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:27 PM   #6
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I'm not so sure this is one you're going to need to pre-order. You could probably just show up to the store.
Maybe you live nowhere near an Apple store, nor a company owned cellular store?

Maybe you have to work (yes, I know people that work 12 hour shifts routinely)?

Maybe you don't want to deal with people in the store?
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:27 PM   #7
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I don't see why carriers won't be able to do preorders for the 5S, Apple said nothing about preorders or touched the subject of it on the keynote for the 5S. They won't have them so that people will go to the store, this is all the evil plan of Cook to get more foot traffic into apple stores, but shouldn't affect carriers if they already have enough of the product. My guess it would cost less for a carrier for you to preorder online than have to pay staff to activate the 5S.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:28 PM   #8
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I called Verizon to check on something about my account a couple hours ago and told me that I could just preorder the 5S this friday instead of waiting in line next friday and I said to her "are you sure you aren't talking about the 5C" and she told me that yes, both the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C are available for preorder this Friday the 13th
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:29 PM   #9
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Lol - so much fail with apple over this.

Americans don't want an iPhone 5C



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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:29 PM   #10
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They should of stated that preorders for the 5c start on Friday, now people might think that they can preorder the 5s too.
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Lol - so much fail with apple over this.

Americans don't want an iPhone 5C
5C will easily outsell to S.
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Lol - so much fail with apple over this.

Americans don't want an iPhone 5C
at the very least the $200 iPhone 5C version.
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I don't see why carriers won't be able to do preorders for the 5S, Apple said nothing about preorders or touched the subject of it on the keynote for the 5S. They won't have them so that people will go to the store, this is all the evil plan of Cook to get more foot traffic into apple stores, but shouldn't affect carriers if they already have enough of the product. My guess it would cost less for a carrier for you to preorder online than have to pay staff to activate the 5S.
Yes, but going into the store probably means people are more likely to buy extras such as headphones or cases.

disclaimer: i have no idea if this is true, just a guess.
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So based on the Verizons page, does this mean they WILL be providing pre-orders of the 5S on Friday? I really don't want to wait in line.
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This thing is overpriced by about $100 per device. I seriously have no idea who would buy this...
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:32 PM   #17
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This is why they're only doing pre-orders for the 5C. They want to test the temperature of the market... (shiver) it's cold Apple!

Premium pricing and absurd pricing aren't necessarily the same thing.
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Yes, but going into the store probably means people are more likely to buy extras such as headphones or cases.

disclaimer: i have no idea if this is true, just a guess.
maybe get some overpriced cases, but iPhones come w/ the pods for free and you can also always order the same overpriced cases online w/ your phone.
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I like the design of the 5C. Was considering the yellow model, with the black Apple logo, if the Richmond Tigers had won last Sunday's elimination finals game (their team colours). But sadly, they lost, so I'll leave it for this year (Aussie football reference there).
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I'm not so sure this is one you're going to need to pre-order. You could probably just show up to the store.
I'm getting a 5C as I don't like the looks of the 5S and will be ordering on line as I don;t want to deal with humans.
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So based on the Verizons page, does this mean they WILL be providing pre-orders of the 5S on Friday? I really don't want to wait in line.
Most likely not.
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