When will iPhone 5 be available for PRE-ORDER?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sap12690, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. sap12690 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    #1
    So if the iPhone 5 will be announced this Wednesday, when will it be available for pre-order, would it be the same day or 2 days later (Friday) ? will they have in store pickup? I'm just trying to figure out how this is gonna be done.
     
  2. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    #2
    Either Wednesday at midnight, or a couple days later at midnight PST.
     
  3. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    #3
    It might not be midnight, iPad 3 was right after the event.
     
  4. daveishere macrumors 6502a

    daveishere

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #4
    Rumours for a long time have suggested a Wednesday pre-order kick-off date, but IMO a more sensible date would be the Friday.
     
  5. AT101ET macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Location:
    UK (London)
    #5
    I think either at 12:00 that night or a couple of days later. They usually try to stock up to distribute them straight after the release as thats when the major hype is.
     
  6. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    #6
    I wonder if they'll run out of pre-orders? :p
     
  7. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Location:
    Ohio
    #7
    My predictions:

    Friday 3:00 am est - pre-sales go live
    Friday 12:00 pm est - online orders now back ordered
    Friday 12:01 pm est - massive QQin from those who missed out
     
  8. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

    Ayemerica

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Location:
    Atlantis but in space
    #8
    No. The 4S didn't have any slips until legit 20 hours after 3am release.
     
  9. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    #9
    That's good to know actually, I was thinking they would get backordered an 30-60 minutes after it went live.

    I have to pre-order two for my parents (who are extending their contract) and one for myself on Verizon.
     
  10. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

    Ayemerica

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Location:
    Atlantis but in space
    #10
    Yeah, I fell ya. I got up at 4am last year and the site was acting real buggy so I was like oh no all these phones are going to be gone. So I went back to sleep and woke up at 9am and was able to order 2 4S's and received them at launch day at my door step.
     
  11. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    #11
    The only thing that has been announced is that there will be an event on Wednesday.

    They have not announced products.
    Or upgrades.
    Or preorders.
    Or pricing.

    Why is this so hard to understand?
     
  12. sap12690 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2011
    #12
    well its actually pretty easy to comprehend, I was just wondering how they usually do things with the other iPhone releases. I know the only thing they've announced is the event on Wednesday. I understand whats going on, but it seems like you didn't really understand my question, why is it so hard for you to comprehend?
     
  13. ixodes macrumors 601

    ixodes

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Location:
    Pacific Coast, USA
    #13
    Becoose i jussst lirned haw ti reeed :D
     
  14. TimothWinter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2012
    #14
    They usually try to stock up to distribute them straight after the release as thats when the major hype is.[​IMG]
     
  15. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    #15
    The original question asked what they were going to do. It did not ask what happened last time.

    Nobody knows what they will do this time.
     
  16. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #16
    It did seem pretty obvious from the OP's question he was asking for forum member's opinions based on past experience(s).
     
  17. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

    rockyroad55

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Location:
    Phila, PA
    #17
    why don't you do the research yourself? There's a search button.
     
  18. bogatyr macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    #18
    Didn't other stores offer pre-orders or was it just Apple? Best Buy/Amazon are the places I'm considering.
     
  19. lorenwade macrumors 68000

    lorenwade

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    #19
    Well, there's a search function. Your questions been asked dozens and dozens of times.
     

Share This Page