iPhone 5s Will Not Be Available for Pre-Order

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    During today's iPhone event, Apple announced that customers would be able to pre-order the colorful iPhone 5c beginning on September 13, but there was no pre-order date given for the iPhone 5s.

    Instead, Apple supplied only a September 20 release date for its flagship phone, which means the iPhone 5s will not be able to be pre-ordered ahead of time. Customers who wish to obtain an iPhone 5s on release day will need to visit an Apple Store or brick and mortar carrier store to purchase the phone.

    Apple will, presumably, begin accepting online orders for the iPhone 5s on September 20, but waiting in line will almost certainly be necessary to get a phone in-hand on the release date.

    Apple's iPhone 5s comes with a 64-bit A7 processor, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and new camera enhancements. It will ship with iOS 7 and can be purchased in three colors, including "space gray", white, and gold. The 16GB version of the iPhone 5s will cost $199 with a 2-year contract and $649 unlocked and contract free.

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    I guess I'll be standing in line come the 20th.
     
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    Wow Apple really sucks today. The 5s is really awful.
     
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    Grab the tents and the blankets. It's going to be a cold and long night.

    Nevermind, I'll be sitting in a mall. :D
     
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    I blame this on China. This is the first time the phone has been available on release date there and that means no preorders here.
     
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    They just want the media attention of long lines to make the launch seem as successful as possible....
     
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    Good luck. Those lines are going to be a nightmare.
     
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    I was expecting more, what happened to the 128Gb model? :rolleyes:
     
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    What are they thinking? No pre-orders is absurd. There are many of us who don't have the time to sit in a line for days.
     
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    Winner winner chicken dinner!
     
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    It's actually Space Gray, Gold, and Silver:

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    Apple is thinking that they don't care. They'll sell them to people who have jobs a few weeks later :(
     
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    Agreed, sounds a bit desperate.
     
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    Sounds like a strategic move to create longer queues, nah, come on guys :(
    I like the phone though!
     
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    Ugh.

    How annoying - I wonder if this is a matter of logistics or of wanting to make use of the halo effect. Get people in the brick and mortar locations so they walk away with more merch.
     
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    I think it's probably to due with yields needed. If they're launching in China from day one, and plan to be in 100 countries by the end of the year, it's probably just a case of they don't have enough stock to do pre-orders, and then have some available for networks and on the day walk-in sales.

    There was already some stories about low volumes from production a few weeks ago, so this is probably because of that.
     
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    Agreed. I'm pretty pissed off about this.
     
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    Do you guys think arriving around 10:00 PM on Thursday night to an Apple or AT&T store would be sufficient? I can't make it there any earlier.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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    Every year...:rolleyes:
     
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    I'll be there early.
     

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