Apple to accept iPhone 5 pre-orders beginning tomorrow at 12:01am

By , Sep 13, 2012

Apple told us during yesterday’s presser that it will begin accepting pre-orders for the new iPhone 5 tomorrow, September 14. As the company stopped short of specifying the exact time frame, Wired’s Gadget Lab reached out to Apple’s PR and the company has confirmed that online pre-orders for the iPhone 5 will go live in just less than 24 hours, on September 14 at 12:01…

Roberto Baldwin, writing for Wired:

Apple’s carrier partners Sprint and Verizon have also confirmed that pre-orders will begin on early Friday morning.

Sprint will begin pre-orders at 12:01 a.m. PDT Sept. 14, while Verizon will throw open its online doors a full minute earlier at 12 a.m. PDT Sept. 14.

AT&T has yet to confirm when it will begin selling the phone online, but in the past has offered pre-orders in tandem with Apple.

Of course, you can also get the device at Apple’s retail stores in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore starting next Friday, September 21 at 8am.

The phone will arrive to regional carriers Cricket, C Spire, GCI and Appalachian Wireless on September 28, it has been confirmed this morning.

The second phase of the global roll out will see the device arrive in an additional 22 countries on September 28: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

By December, the iPhone 5 should be available in over a hundred countries.

I’m curious: will you be pre-ordering Apple’s latest iPhone?

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  • Kurt

    Yes I will BE!!!!!!!!! Who wouldn’t you know? With 4G LTE in the mix its a must have upgrade!!! Cannot wait!!!

  • Ignacio Irigoyen

    Only if contract free, but it seems it will not be the case

  • wait. I think you mean September 14th at 12:01…

  • I certainly will. Pre-orders begin at 8am here in the uk

  • johnathan

    Pre ordering tonight at 2AM!

  • Why does it say 12:01 on September 15 in the article?

    • Fixed, thanks. It’s September 14

    • Article is updated with correct date…

  • Joey

    F*** yes I will be ordering mine tomorrow first thing

  • Enis

    will it work in Europe – Macedonia ?? and how can we order ?

  • So if I have AT&T do I preorder through AT&T or Apple websites?

  • chjode

    Will this include the unlocked model? I’d like to buy unlocked so I can use T-Mobile or StraightTalk (when they have nano-SIMs). I think last year the unlocked model didn’t release until a month or two after the locked iPhones.

    Alternatively, does anyone know if I can buy an iPhone 5 from AT&T at the “no commitment” pricing and have AT&T unlock it almost immediately?

    • Would love all these questions answered too.

      • J M

        I was able to see that possibly no-commit pricing, since one of our lines is ineligible for upgrade right now:

        iPhone 5: 16, 32, 64gb
        $449.00, $549.00, $649.00
        iPhone 4S : 16GB, $349.00
        iPhone 4 : 8GB, $199.00

      • Thats early update, with signing a new two year contract.

      • J M

        Ah, well then it’s even higher!

      • The assumed price is $650 for 16gb No commitment. The main question here, is when, for no contract unlocked iPhone, and if you buy from att with no contract, will they just unlock it right away

    • U don’t need to unlock to use on StraightTalk as long is a at&t iphone

      • chjode

        Aye, but I’d like the flexibility of going to T-Mobile, too.

      • Right, if paying full price for a phone, it SHOULD be unlocked. I cant find the info your asking about anywhere, since i want to know too

      • No Whammy

        It takes a while for Apple to release the unlocked version. It will not be available for pre-order tomorrow.

    • I need an Unlocked iPhone.

  • Nycolas

    I will not order mine, at least not right now. I didn’t like this iPhone, he is just faster and bigger, nothing on it impressed me

  • if i can’t preorder tomorrow, when is the last day I ca pre-order to guarantee it’s arrival on the 21st?

    • If you don’t pre order quickly (as in the first few hours) chances are you won’t get it on the 21st.

      • Man.
        Guess I’ll have to wait in line! haha

  • b mo

    Midnight EST ?

    • 12:01 a.m. PDT Sept. 14

    • No Whammy

      Apple is in California. All times are relative to them.

  • Can we get clairifation on 12:01 am Friday the 14th or Saturday the 15th?!

  • what are the chances they sell out before 9AM PST?

    • No Whammy

      Well it’s a pre-order so they don’t really sell out…

      If you mean they run out of them for shipping on the 21st, I’d say the chances are pretty fucking good.

      • Good call, looks like ill try to do this in the middle of the night off my i4.

  • J M

    What is the consensus or information about getting a phone that has the most capability in terms of world-usage (specifically the 3 models with different LTE band availability). If I want to use it on AT&T, but later have the freedom to use it in more places, can I pick which LTE model I want?

  • Since for some reason I’m not able to upgrade at full discount like I have for the last three years I’ll be using my wife’s upgrade since she is off contract. It’s a shame they had to go and change there upgrade policy for main lines.

  • nightmare to switch to verizon from att?

  • No news about China?

  • Ultimahero1

    So if i pre order with apple how do i get a nano sim card? or does it already come with one?