iPhone 5 pre-orders start at 12:01am PDT, Friday, September 14

“While Apple has yet to officially announce tomorrow’s starting time for iPhone 5 pre-orders, it is beginning to look like the launch will follow the same pattern as last year with pre-orders starting at 12:01 AM Pacific Time / 3:01 AM Eastern Time,” Eric Slivka reports fror MacRumors.

“Apple sales representatives have been telling customers asking about availability that pre-orders will begin at that time, and both Verizon and Sprint have announced 12:01 AM Pacific launches for their own pre-orders,” Slivka reports.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If true, hopefully Apple is ready-to-go right off the bat this year!


  1. Where’s that “meh” guy from a few days ago? At least HE won’t be staying up tonight for the pre-order. (And again, thanks to him and his ilk for freeing up order space for the rest of us!)

  2. The smart ones will wait until about 7:00 am in the morning to place their orders. The initial crush that will inevitably crash the system for the first couple of hours after midnight will be over by then, and last year Apple still had plenty of 4S models available for first day delivery for those that simply waited a few hours. Those that get up at midnight PT and try to order right then will face nothing but frustration for 2-3 hours, so don’t waste your time.

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