Will iPhone 5S be up for retail price on pre-orders?

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  1. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816

    WhiteIphone5

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    This is my first time ever pre-ordering a phone, just wondering if we would be able to pre-order for full retail price rather than new customer price only?

    And also do y'all think apple will live stream the event? I really hope so.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Apple has been live-streaming on ATV I believe.
    In the past, I thought full price for the phones were not available right away. I could be wrong.
     
  3. boshii macrumors 68040

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    I don't believe they even sell unlocked phones until about a month after release.

    I could be wrong.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Full retail isn't offered for the first 4 months. That was the case with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. Take it from there.
     
  5. mjcxp macrumors regular

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    You will be able to order it full retail but it might not come factory unlocked.
     
  6. WhiteIphone5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not interested in the unlock feature. I have verizon and my contract is not up for another year :/
     
  7. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    If you have an existing account you will be able to order full price or device only. No problem. :cool:
     
  8. ogremoustro macrumors 6502a

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    This. Just preorder from verizon.com, would make thing easier IMO.
     
  9. Cody21 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat, but i'm on at&t.

    I've been told by several people from various places that you can pre-order at full price it just won't be unlocked. And if not, I guess we'll find out when pre-orders are available.
     
  10. BruiserB macrumors 65816

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    I know it's traditionally been available at full price only a few months after launch in the past, but I think this is the first launch since many of the MVNOs and T-mobile became official iPhone partners, so I wonder if maybe it will be different this time. I'm hoping to never go on contract again. Can wait a few months if I have to, but would be nice if Apple offered it from day 1.
     
  11. WhiteIphone5 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I really hope you're right.

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    I got a 55" tv with a new Apple TV 3rd gen, I'm really wishing they live stream :)
     

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