As we all know, Apple is set to unveil its new iPhone tomorrow. Thanks to insider reports, we’ve known that since July. But those early reports also predicted that iPhone 5 preorders would start tomorrow as well.

And that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least, according to new information. The word is that Apple is now in the process of beefing up its staff in preparation for September 14th preorders, which is this Friday…

MacRumors has the scoop:

“MacRumors is now hearing that pre-orders may not begin tomorrow following the media event and that they may instead start on Friday morning in a scenario similar to last year’s debut. We’re hearing that certain portions of Apple’s sales support team are significantly increasing their staffing levels beginning at 6:00 AM Eastern on Friday, with a major surge for the initial shift beginning at that time and a sustained level of high staffing for at least the remainder of the day.”

The report goes on to say that it’s unclear what time preorders will begin. Last year, iPhone 4S preorders (which also happened to start on the Friday after the announcement) started at 12:01 Pacific time.

Obviously, we’ll find out for sure tomorrow. But if this holds true, it gives you an extra couple of days to get the money together. And if you’re looking to sell an old iPhone, we have a post on the best places to do so.

So, who plans on preordering the iPhone 5?

  • cruzcontrol1001

    If specs and looks are good I’m getting one.

    • No Whammy

      Don’t kid yourself. Tim Cook could take a crap in a box and you’d buy it.

      • That was……well…………………….”funny”

      • cruzcontrol1001

        Such stupidity trolls like you say. I guess if Eric Schmidt put shit in a box you would buy it too. Huh boy.

      • Hh


      • No Whammy

        My little joke isn’t targeting you personally, it smirks to all Apple fans. We’d buy almost anything they come out with. I own an iPhone and an iPad…tomorrow will be my 4th iDevice for pete’s sake.

        After your comment it’s pretty obvious you’re a cut above the average fanboy. You might want to have that checked.

      • Adesh Rampersad

        good one !

      • cruzcontrol1001

        Sorry If I attacked I’m just so used to being attacked on this site I just snap now a days. You know how that is being an apple fan.

  • jose castro

  • I have my money ready and waiting 😀

  • Damiano Patane

    Me for sure but does anyone know if the iphone also comes on 21 september in The Netherlands in the EU??

  • I play on pre-ordering it but will it work with my sim?

    • As I’ve only ever brought from O2

      • No Whammy

        Well it’s probably going to be a nano SIM, so it’s doubtful.

    • jen

      nope you would need a new sim

  • Dan

    Really leaning towards Galaxy S3 (big screen is a plus for me since I like watching TV shows on my phone when doing cardio at the gym). If the new iphone has good spec (bigger screen, more memory) I will consider ordering it once it’s jailbroken 🙂

  • mfncl

    Wasn’t going to bother as was very happy with my 4S, but seeing as i just had it pickpocketed on my vacation in Barcelona last Friday I’ll be preordering. Android just doesn’t cut it for me, used my friends htc one while my 4S was stolen.. Not as polished as iOS yet.

    • JerseyD

      Have to watch out for those gypsies

  • JerseyD

    I wish Tim cook would come out and do a massive troll like show the 4S running iOS 6 and call it the 4S2. Show some videos of people using it and call it revolutionary and magical then put up a slide w the tag line ‘this changes everything again.. again’

    At this point someone in the audience would have their head explode.

    Then come out w the iPhone 5 which is totally different from what we saw. Taller and wider screen, LTE, NFC, HD FaceTime, better rear camera, A6, 2gb ram, stereo speakers, wireless charging and better battery life

    • stereo speakers and better battery life don’t go together too well 😀

    • I want the “and one more thing” to be – No need to Jailbreak this one because iOS 6 comes with Cydia ready installed on your springboard. We have done the hard work for you! Just install your favourite tweeks right out of the box…… I can dream 🙂

    • built in pussy !!

    • C’mon. Please dont be a 4S2. We are eager to see an all-new design. Something different. Something “Apple” …

  • pn2bade

    Ya, I seriously doubt that preorders will be released tomorrow. I mean ios 6 gold master hasn’t even been released. And from what I remember, apple releases the next iOS just before the next phone.

    • cruzcontrol1001

      Unless they want to hide feature.

    • jen

      the phone comes out september 21 the announcements start the 12 i know because i work for apple

  • jen

    yes preorders start the 14 of september