iPhone 5 Pre-Order and Launch Dates?

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  1. bgribin, Sep 21, 2011
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    bgribin macrumors regular

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    Fortune had an interesting look at when the iPhone 5 could hit stores - http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/21/if-iphone-5-is-unveiled-oct-4-when-will-it-go-on-sale/

    I imagine it'll release on October 13th or 14th - unless we get a surprise release of October 4th. Any thoughts?

    Assuming the release isn't immediate, when do you think online reservations and pre-orders will begin? I usually try to order from the Apple Store online - maybe we'll see online pre-orders a week after the 4th? (As in the 11th.)

    And how long after the iPhone 4 was announced did pre-orders begin? I'm having trouble remembering.
     
  2. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    Invites: Tuesday, September 27
    Event: Tuesday, October 4
    Pre-Orders: Tuesday, October 11 or Wednesday, October 12
    Sale: Friday, October 21

    That's my guess.

    iPhone 4 was announced at the event on June 7, 2010 pre-orders happened on June 15, and it went on sale June 24.
     
  3. ppilone macrumors 6502

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    Given the recent rumors I think you've got the best/most reasonable dates.
     
  4. bgribin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple iPhone 4 Timeline

    Event: Monday, June 7
    Pre-Orders: Tuesday, June 15
    Sale: Thursday, June 24

    There weren't typical invites because it was the first day of WWDC '10 - right?

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    Those dates do make a lot of sense - although I could see the phone going on sale on either Thursday or Friday.
     
  5. djransom macrumors 68040

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    This sounds about right. I was thinking the 14th as the pre-order date though.
     
  6. jcb19 macrumors member

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    Pre-order question

    I'm due for an upgrade 10/14/2011; if pre-order is before that but not available until after that and I order from the Apple store, will the Verizon plan "know" that behind the scenes? Also, I'm upgrading on another family member's line, since I gave mine to yet another family member; I'm going to need the correct # assigned to it, somehow; which I assume will mean a visit to Verizon?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  7. bgribin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm... any reason the 14th? I think Apple's usually opened pre-orders on Tuesdays. That said, who knows when it'll be this time.
     
  8. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Wild guess based on the date last year, but if Tuesdays are it then that's what it is then.
     

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