By Sébastien Page on Sep 11, 2014
Unlike last year, Apple will let you pre-order your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus tonight, starting at 12.01 am PT. If our recent poll is any indication, it seems that almost twice as many people will pre-order the phone rather than wait in line next Friday to buy it directly from an Apple Store or one of the authorized retailers.
Pre-ordering has both its advantages and its drawbacks, so you should carefully weight your options before making a decision. To help you out, we’ve created this survival guide to pre-ordering your iPhone 6 where we share some simple tips on how to prepare for tonight. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 13, 2013
The iPhone 5c might already be available for pre-order, but for some reason, Apple will not let you pre-order the flagship iPhone 5s. We speculated why, but we’ll probably never know for sure the reasoning behind this decision.
If it’s been clear since this week’s event that the iPhone 5s would be available in store on the 20th, the exact time hadn’t been made official until today, when Apple sent an email to customers saying the iPhone would be available for order online at 12.01am PST (3am EST)… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 23, 2012
If you pre-ordered your iPhone 5, either through Apple or your wireless provider, and didn’t get it in within the first hour or so, chances are you haven’t received the handset yet. Shipping estimates slipped to two weeks shortly after retailers began taking pre-orders last Friday.
But good news today for those of you that fall into that category. It appears that Apple has started shipping many “late” iPhone 5 pre-orders earlier than expected… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 19, 2012
Apple started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 last Friday at 12:01 am. And it wasn’t 45 minutes after that, that people started seeing estimated shipping times drop from one to two weeks.
The Cupertino company would later announce that it sold 2 million iPhone 5s during the first 24 hours of availability. And apparently it’s having trouble keeping up with the high demand… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 15, 2012
The iPhone 5 pre-order kickoff yesterday morning was fairly reminiscent of last year’s launch. Apple’s website, despite having months to prepare, quickly buckled under the influx of traffic, and more than half an hour passed before some folks could logon.
The real story though is how fast the initial pre-order stock of iPhone 5s ran out. Shipping times slipped from one to two weeks in less than an hour. Some people even saw their ship dates drop a week during the time it took them to place their order… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 14, 2012
Good news for folks who couldn’t get their iPhone 5 pre-order to go through this morning, or don’t want to wait two weeks for it to ship. It looks like Walmart will be offering another round of pre-orders today.
According to a new report, the retail giant will start accepting in-store pre-orders for the handset at 8 a.m. local time… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 14, 2012
Wow…it looks like the inventory for the first round of iPhone 5 pre-orders on Apple’s online store has already been completely exhausted. Now, whenever you try to pre-order, you get a message saying that the iPhone 5 will ship in 2 weeks, instead of arriving on September 21st like it originally stated. Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 14, 2012
Well, they were a little late, but Apple is now taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5. If you live in one of the initial launch countries, you should be able to log into Apple’s website and snag a handset.
Hopefully, the company has planned ahead this time for the influx in traffic, and we won’t have to spend forever trying to place our orders. Last year it took me 2 hours to pre-order the iPhone 4S… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 8, 2012
It’s that time of the year again. We’re all waiting on pins and needles until March 16th when the new iPad is officially available to the public.
As Cult of Mac’s Killian Bell points out, Apple’s own Apple Store app is a great way keep tabs on your new iPad and/or new Apple TV shipment.
It’s not going to make your new iPad hit your doorstep any faster, but it’s a nifty way to ease some of the anxiety of waiting… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Mar 11, 2011
It seems Apple turned the switch a little before the official 1am scheduled release. At about 0.50am here in California, I was able to purchase a couple white iPads for my mom and future mother in law.
Ordering went smoothly compared to my last experience pre-ordering the iPhone 4. I guess opening orders in the middle of the night is a good way for Apple to prevent massive amounts of visits to their site at the same time.
While Apple initially offered “fast shipping” on the iPad, my order is said to ship between 3-5 business days. Hopefully it will go faster.
Now time to go to bed because tomorrow I have to get in line to get my own iPad 2.
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