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Pre-Orders for Next-Generation iPhone to Begin September 12?

iMore, which was the first source to claim that Apple will be holding its media event to introduce the next-generation iPhone on September 12, now reports that pre-orders for the device will begin on that same date ahead of the already-rumored first wave of launches on September 21.

Apple's first launch wave typically includes the United States and perhaps a half dozen other countries, and iMore notes that the second wave of launches that will bring the device to additional countries is scheduled for the first week of October.
We've since learned that iPhone 5 pre-orders are currently planned to begin that same day, at least in the U.S. Release is still planned for 9 days later, on September 21, 2012. We've also learned that the second wave of iPhone launches, the ones in international markets, will begin in the first week of October, likely October 5.
The report notes that this sequence of events will be similar but not identical to last year's, which saw the iPhone 4S introduced on October 4 and pre-orders begin three days later on October 7. The iPhone launched in the United States and six other countries on October 14, with the second wave bringing the device to over 20 additional countries two weeks later.

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28 months ago
I can safely say this is pretty much nailed on...I'm going to wait this time, my 4S will happily run IOS6, and if Apple don't deliver on screen size etc. I'll stick..Sometimes enough is enough.
Rating: 16 Votes
28 months ago
September 12. Why u no come sooner?!
Rating: 13 Votes
28 months ago
Fingers crossed, been a while since I bought my 3g (no s!) and to say its on its last legs is an understatement!
Rating: 10 Votes
28 months ago
Yep. Skipping class that whole day.
Rating: 10 Votes
28 months ago
If there is ONE major reason I think people should consider upgrading to iPhone 5, it's for the 4G LTE.

Screen size, camera, NFC... blah blah blah.

I WANT MY LTE FINALLY!
Rating: 6 Votes
28 months ago
Pre-Order Pro Tip: Sometimes the mobile Apple Store App has been able to bypass the slowness of the Apple.com site on pre-order day. Give it a try - you might get through much faster.
Rating: 5 Votes
28 months ago
Although I'm skeptical, that sounds great to me!
Rating: 5 Votes
28 months ago
It will most likely launch in the same way as the iPad 3 did.

Hopefully with less yellow screens.
Rating: 4 Votes
28 months ago
Ah yes, this will bring back good memories of senior year, staying up all night trying to pre-order my iPhone 4, before graduation rehearsal.
Rating: 4 Votes
28 months ago
Question is, how many of my fellow classmates will I have to fight off to make it from the mailroom back to my dorm?
Rating: 4 Votes

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