Confirmed: Pre-orders deliver 21st!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zachnelson1, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. zachnelson1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    Just finally got in touch with the 1-800 Apple phone number.

    Pre-orders will deliver on the 21st, the same day as released in stores. I asked the gal several times to confirm this, and she said both her internal documentation and information from superiors confirms this. iPhone pre-orders will deliver on the 21st.

    Also pre-order time starts at Midnight, September 14th, Pacific Time

    12 AM Pacific
    1 AM Mountain
    2 AM Central
    3 AM Eastern
  2. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    Argh, supposed to be driving up to Pensacola that morning for a festival all weekend...looks like my travel plans will be delayed a bit. :) I think my UPS guy got my iP4 to me last year by about 10 am, so it won't be too bad.
  3. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2008

    Not sure what the importance of this would be to anyone other than a total OCD iPhone adict. BTW, you left off the minutes and seconds from the ordering start time, can you clarify?
  4. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    Pre-ordering time really screws east coasters.
  5. Tortri macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010

    So... Set A L A R M @ 3 A M Tomorrow night.. got it thanks :)
  6. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    Last year I believe pre-orders for store pick up made it much easier. I don't think supply issues will be problematic.
  7. zachnelson1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
  8. Duffinator macrumors 6502


    Sep 3, 2007
    130 miles NE of Cupertino
    Perfect, thanks.
  9. protobiont macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010

    Thanks! Glad to have this confirmed.
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    set that alarm haha. I'm east coast and would rather it be this time than 6am est. Less people to bog down the servers
  11. zachnelson1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    No problem folks, I'm bumping this so people see it.
  12. protobiont macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010

    Yeah. You are reading a forum called iPhone, on a website called Macrumors. What would you expect?
  13. madridista59 macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010
    Houston, TX
    for the 4S i attempted to pre-order at 2:01 am Houston time and it took almost 90 minutes do to all the outtages and lag time. got the phone delivered on release day. kind of pissed me off when i came into the office on release day to learn a few of the co-workers just walked downstairs to the att store and picked one up not having to deal with pre-ordering in the middle of the night :rolleyes:
  14. zachnelson1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    I'd rather not take the chance haha!
  15. Laimbeersux macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2010
    Perfect, I'm in the Pacific Time Zone and I work 4pm-Midnight that night and will be in an area with good cell service or the ability to go to the office and use a computer on a T1 line, works for me just fine.

    I woke up earlier than normal today and followed the live blog on theverve and was disappointed it couldn't be preordered today. I likened it to going to bed thinking it's Christmas Eve, and waking up the next morning to find out it's only the 23rd. Either way though, my iPhone 4 is getting a much needed upgrade.
  16. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2010
    Houston, TX
    there will be plenty of iPhones to go around...with Sprint Verizon and AT&T
  17. myditka macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2012
    Quick question guys, If I don't pre-order it until 8am the following day, will that ruin my chances of getting it the first day? I heard if you don't pre-order the first few hours then they get sold out?
  18. username008 macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2011
    If I recall, I don't think pre orders and pick up at stores were possible.
  19. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Last year, pretty much anyone who ordered during most of the morning got theirs delivered the first day.

    What I would like to know is if it's possible to call them up and order the phone without extending a contract. Right now it doesn't look like it. I don't want to extend my contract as I would like to get it unlocked (I don't care if it ships "locked" but want to make sure I can initiate the online unlock process before I go overseas with it).

    The Sprint version actually is LTE compatible overseas (unlike the AT&T version), but unfortunately Sprint's LTE network isn't very well built up in the US and their 3G network is awful, so I'll probably stick with AT&T for now.
  20. duction macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    U to the K
  21. amyangel macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2012
    Thanks! I've searching for this info and couldn't get a confirmation, there's been alot of fluctuations between 12am PST and 3am PST (6am est).

  22. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    Pre orders have always been delivered on the same day as the store launch, this is no different. As for pre order times, I will be very surprised if those are correct.
  23. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2011
    I'll just walk into the store and get mine at 7am on the 21st. It shouldnt be too cold, so I'll get htere at 545
  24. jj47 macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2012
    So do pre orders start at 8am in the UK or would it be midnight out time?
  25. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2009
    damn, stay up till 2 then work at 6 or just order before work? hah

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