Pre-orders this year?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPad Air, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. iPad Air macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2013
    Is there any solid indication that there will be iPhone 6 pre-ordering available this year? I don't remember if that is something Apple has done consistently with all iPhone launches. It seems like one of these recent years they did not offer pre-orders on a major device...maybe that was iPad.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No indications as apple has not announced anything about the iPhone 6 yet.
  3. iPad Air thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2013
    Did Apple offer 5C/5S pre-orders? don't remember. That will be somewhat an indication

  4. big samm macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2008
    I really hope they do, there's no way im going to wait in line at the apple store...
  5. Kealohilani macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
    Apple offered preorders on the 5c but not the 5s. Looks like we are going to have to wait until September 9th to find out.
  6. jsmith189 macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2014
    REALLY hope they do pre-orders. I really don't want to have to wait out. I don't see why they wouldn't.
  7. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    Or pre-order via a carrier and pick it up at the store an launch day. Screw waiting in line at an Apple store. Every time I see people waiting in tents for weeks on end it makes me wonder how they can afford an iphone, but not to work.
  8. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    I do not think one can put any faith in what happened in the past as a forecast of what will happen this September.
  9. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    I stayed up to order my iPhone 5 online and will definitely do the same if they offer pre-orders this time around. :cool:

  10. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2012
    There were pre orders available for Iphone 4 , 4s, and the 5, 5c, let's just hope there's no production issues . I'm guessing the iPhone 5s didn't qualify because there wasn't enough "Gold" colors , again, that's just my guess but who knows . I just hope there's pre orders this time around. Don't want to start a line in front of my mall at midnight .
  11. makerleone macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2014
    I think pre-ordering will not be available for iPhone 6, because if apple really want to offers this so they are announced it, but there is no any announcement information from apple yet so i don't think pre-ordering will be available.
  12. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Uh, they haven't announced the iPhone 6 yet so they're not going have announced preorders for it. You're getting a bit ahead of yourself, wait for the keynote, Apple will give more info on preordering then.
  13. wilky76 macrumors regular


    Oct 9, 2013
    Usually they book holidays with work, I personally have better ways to spend my holidays away from work than queuing for a phone for a week or two.

    The others will be the rich folk that don't need to work, and can pay people thousands of dollars ect to buy their spot of them.:confused::confused:
  14. ensee macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Is there any chance they would do reservations like they did when the retina iPad mini came out?
  15. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    With iPhone 4 I had to stay in line for about an hour and it was about 4 years ago, last week of august. I remember a shortage of iPhone 4 till fall.
    With iPhone 5 and 5S it was different, so it will be this year.
    I'm not going to spend a night outside a mall of course, but I'll wait a week after the release then go to an Apple store and maybe stay in line for a few minutes before getting my phone.
    I don't like pre orders, I rather go to the AS, open the new device and power it on before leaving the mall. With iPhone 5 there were so many problems with scratches so I'm happy I checked my phone before leaving the store ;)
  16. ron7624 macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    I've always pre ordered from Apple. Luckily, I've never gotten a bad product. I don't have the patience to go to a store and wait. I just won't do it.
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Because you are really paying for it!:eek:
  18. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    As a matter of fact my iPhone 5 was perfect, but I was afraid to get a bad unit and then have to go and ask for a replacement.
    There are two Apple Stores I can get to in 15/20 minutes, so is quite convenient for me to go directly to a store.

    The problem with iPhone is that they also activate contracts with a mobile operator, that's why you have to stay in line since they can spend up to 5 minutes to serve a customer.
    You don't see any queues with iPads since there is no contract and the demand is lower.
  19. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    Why not. It was just last year.
  20. big samm macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2008
    If i do that my devices will be locked to the carrier... Thats why i wanna buy it straight from apple so i can get a unlocked device.
  21. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    You do know the US just past the unlocking law, so anyone can get their phone unlocked, whenever they want as long as they do not owe money on the phone?

    Get you phone via carrier, pay it off right away and have it unlocked. No need to go through Apple or wait in a line. And I believe Verizon only sells unlocked phones, so not an issue there.
  22. uvmskier macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2012
    Does anyone remember when the stock levels at Apple stores have been normal based on the last few iPhone releases? By normal, I mean you can basically just walk in and basically have your choice of color and storage capacity of the latest device.

    My wife and I are both due for upgrades with AT&T. I could do the pre-order or order on launch day but my problem is I live in Massachusetts which has sales tax. I'd love to go to the apple store 20 minutes from my house in New Hampshire and just pick one up without paying $35 in taxes per device. I know Apple didn't let you ship to store last year if you ordered online. I'm aware of the workaround of adding an alternate address to your credit card and cellular carrier. I'm not sure I want to go down that route in case UPS or Fedex shows up when someone isn't home. I'll probably have a hard time picking up the device without ID showing I live at the address where I had it shipped.

    I'm willing to wait a couple of weeks but I don't want to have to wait until November if it launches in the middle of September.
  23. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    Pheasant Lane? Just curious because I used to live in Billerica, MA and Milford, NH.
  24. uvmskier macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2012
  25. billp1 macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2009

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