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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:33 AM   #1
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Online Orders for iPhone 5s Begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, September 20




While Apple and its carrier partners launched pre-orders for the iPhone 5c today at 12:01 AM, the company is not offering pre-orders for the new iPhone 5s model, despite both models becoming available next Friday, September 20.

In an email sent out to Apple customers today promoting the start of iPhone 5c pre-orders, the company also confirmed that orders for the iPhone 5s will similarly go live at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on September 20. (In an apparent error, the company's email says Pacific Standard Time, but Daylight Saving Time remains in effect until early November.)

With no pre-order process for the iPhone 5s, orders will simply ship when they are ready, and supplies are expected to be tight.

For those who want to make sure they are able to obtain the iPhone 5s on launch day, Apple will be opening its retail stores at 8:00 AM local time to begin sales. Lines will undoubtedly be long as customers will likely be lining up early to give themselves the best chance at securing their preferred models.

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I'll be there at 12:01!! Nice to finally have a confirmed time.
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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Will the 5s be available from the Telecoms next Friday as well?
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:36 AM   #4
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As much as I'd love one just for the sake of having a new toy to play with, can't justify it over my current 4S. If there had been a 128GB option, I'd be all over it.
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:37 AM   #5
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...and 8 hours earlier in the UK!

(We can order from 12:01 BST...)
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:37 AM   #6
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:38 AM   #7
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The big question is when you order at 12:01 am is that for shipment or pickup at the store? If you are able to reserve them for pickup will there be any reserved for walk-ins that did not order online? Otherwise if they sell out early in the am online for pickup and shipment the people that wait in line may not get anything.
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:38 AM   #8
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:38 AM   #9
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As much as I'd love one just for the sake of having a new toy to play with, can't justify it over my current 4S. If there had been a 128GB option, I'd be all over it.
I'm in the same boat: 4S and wasn't tempted enough with the 5 or 5S. However, I'll be all over the 6!
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:39 AM   #10
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I'm sorry, but this sucks. Maybe it's that I've been spoiled by being able to pre-order iPhones in the past, but really. It's also because I'm using a Nokia 111 until I get my new iPhone.

I am looking forward to getting the new phone though!
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:42 AM   #11
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If they would have put a Zelda logo on the gold edition I would have bought one
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:43 AM   #12
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I'm sorry, but this sucks. Maybe it's that I've been spoiled by being able to pre-order iPhones in the past, but really. It's also because I'm using a Nokia 111 until I get my new iPhone.

I am looking forward to getting the new phone though!
Why not just order at 12:01? Then get it a few days later.
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In line. 4AM.
Yes. This.

I'll be at AT&T during that time (going with the Next upgrade system becuase I know I'll be getting the 6 as well next year) and hopefully they'll have 2 Gold 32gb for me ready. This will be a significant upgrade from the 4s. So my body is ready
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:43 AM   #14
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Beats waiting in a long line.
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The big question is when you order at 12:01 am is that for shipment or pickup at the store? If you are able to reserve them for pickup will there be any reserved for walk-ins that did not order online? Otherwise if they sell out early in the am online for pickup and shipment the people that wait in line may not get anything.
Was wondering the same thing....
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So I guess you can try to order one online starting at 12:01 PDT and if you either can't get through due to server overload, or the shipping dates have slipped enough by the time you do get through, you can just go to an Apple Store in person if you're near one. Although apparently at least at some stores there is already a line...
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The big question is when you order at 12:01 am is that for shipment or pickup at the store? If you are able to reserve them for pickup will there be any reserved for walk-ins that did not order online? Otherwise if they sell out early in the am online for pickup and shipment the people that wait in line may not get anything.
The 5C did not offer pick-up in Store on the 20th so I highly doubt that the 5S would.
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Where To Wait In Line?

Regardless of people saying its stupid...
Where should I wait in line for the 5S?
Will a 24hr. Walmart be a good choice or will people flock there for the small discount?

Thanks!
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Although apparently at least at some stores there is already a line...
It's nice to know that there are people out there without a job who are receiving financial support from their parents.
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psha, I'll be starting at 5pm on the 19th outside AT&T near me.
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Agreed. If it were the 6 and looked totally different then I can see maybe waiting in line to be one of the first to have it but id rather wait a few days just to have a finger print reader and not have to deal with the madness at the Apple stores. The problem is Apple offers to set the phones up for people on the spot and this slows things down to a crawl. It will be interesting to see if we can reserve them online for store pickup on the 20th. If so whats the point of camping out short of not having to wait in the reserve pick up line but if thats the case just pick it up later in the day.


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Why not just order at 12:01? Then get it a few days later.


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The 5C did not offer pick-up in Store on the 20th so I highly doubt that the 5S would.
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As much as I'd love one just for the sake of having a new toy to play with, can't justify it over my current 4S. If there had been a 128GB option, I'd be all over it.
LTE is enough to justify it over your 4S. (Well, assuming you have a good carrier).
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Regardless of people saying its stupid...
Where should I wait in line for the 5S?
Will a 24hr. Walmart be a good choice or will people flock there for the small discount?

Thanks!
I decided not to. I heard that Walmart doesn't activate the phone for you. Anyone know if this is true or not? If you have to activate when you get home, you won't get it activated right away because the longer the day goes on, the more flooded the activation servers are going to be.
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:51 AM   #24
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yes...makes sense. Stagger the pre-orders so as to not overwhelm the systems.
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Well, Samsung will need some material for their commercials. This should do.

Nothing says don't buy a product like pointing out how many people are willing to wait in line for one right?
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