iPhone 5 Pre-orders, what time will they begin?

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  1. marddin macrumors 6502

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    I usually just go to the store and stand in line with new iPhone releases but I'd like to pre-order now.

    Given everyone's experience what time do you think pre-orders will start? Because I hear pre-orders sell out very quickly so I want to make sure I get in on time. Should I wait until midnight friday or 8am on friday?

    Any and all help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    m
     
  2. ematsui macrumors member

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    no one knows yet chief
     
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  6. marddin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does anybody know when the other iPhones went on pre-order?
     
  7. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    8am.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    12:01 am PST
     
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  10. lilpete macrumors member

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    how about in aus? it's just hit midnight now and no luck so far...
     
  11. groupersandwich macrumors 6502

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    The Verizon website says pre-orders begin at 3:01 AM EDT. So my guess would ALL pre-orders would begin at that time.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    look at a map and see what 12:01 PST is in AUS time.
     
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  14. lilpete macrumors member

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    damn. apple site says its available from friday sep 14, but I guess I'll just come back in seventeen hours time...
     
  15. 1goodidea macrumors member

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    I was hoping it would be midnight Aus as well. I even asked an Apple guy in George St, Sydney store today and he thought it would be midnight. Might try a few more times....
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    just to clarify apple's website and times are based on West coast PST :)
     
  17. lilpete macrumors member

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    I was referring to the aussie apple website. man why does pst have to be so far behind? :p
     
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    Because the sun rotates on its axis and spins around the sun.:)
     
  20. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure hoping that the preorder process isn't as bogged as last year.

    I'm so stoked but will be dragging tomorrow, lol.

    I am gonna try to stay home "sick" from work the day it's delivered. Let's hope I get a good tracking number/info so I'll know which day. :)
     
  21. 1goodidea macrumors member

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    I don't think it will be as long as PST for us in Aus. I'm guessing by 8 am AEST they will be available to preorder. I just don't know when...

    Anyone in Aus preorder a 4S?
     
  22. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    I was gonna make this thread, because I haven't seen it on search.

    Looks like it's gonna be a LATE night for me :) I can't even FREAKING WAIT.

    I need to get rid of this P.O.S. Droid Bionic, it was the worst decision of my life to leave the iPhone :(
     
  23. lilpete macrumors member

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    I could be wrong, but I think I remember pre-orders for the 4S starting around 6pm last year. I was thinking of trying with the Apple store app instead of the website, anyone have any experience with this?
     
  24. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    I think they are going to base ALL sales off of PST.

    They don't seem to really care what time that is around the world. It's 3am for me, and I'm in the U.S.
     
  25. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I do not think it will be as bad in the past b.c 1) carriers are holding people more accountable for their 2-year contract, whereas in the past they always let you upgrade at just $199. 2) verizon making people pay full retail to retain their current plans. Those two factors will probably drop pre-orders/general sales massively IMO.
     

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