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Online Orders for iPhone 5s Begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, September 20

While Apple and its carrier partners launched pre-orders for the iPhone 5c today at 12:01 AM, the company is not offering pre-orders for the new iPhone 5s model, despite both models becoming available next Friday, September 20.

In an email sent out to Apple customers today promoting the start of iPhone 5c pre-orders, the company also confirmed that orders for the iPhone 5s will similarly go live at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on September 20. (In an apparent error, the company's email says Pacific Standard Time, but Daylight Saving Time remains in effect until early November.)

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With no pre-order process for the iPhone 5s, orders will simply ship when they are ready, and supplies are expected to be tight.

For those who want to make sure they are able to obtain the iPhone 5s on launch day, Apple will be opening its retail stores at 8:00 AM local time to begin sales. Lines will undoubtedly be long as customers will likely be lining up early to give themselves the best chance at securing their preferred models.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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12 months ago
If they would have put a Zelda logo on the gold edition I would have bought one :)
Rating: 23 Votes
12 months ago

It's nice to know that there are people out there without a job who are receiving financial support from their parents.


Are you brainwashed into thinking that people need to work monday-friday 9-5 to be a working member of society?

How about people who have taken a vacation at work to stand in line (that has been me in the past), project employed (also been me in the past - I have been paid for a 3 month project, and I can work my own hours to get the project done in 3 months). They could have weekend jobs where they work Fri night - Sunday...and numerous others.

To stereotype all people who are not working on a Tuesday 2:00 in the afternoon as losers is very naive. Most successful people vacation and take time off all the time, and only work in spurts.
Rating: 22 Votes
12 months ago

Although apparently at least at some stores there is already a line...


It's nice to know that there are people out there without a job who are receiving financial support from their parents.
Rating: 18 Votes
12 months ago

Is your daughter Veruca Salt or something?


Nah...I dont have a peanut factory. She doesn't ask for much but when I make a promise to anyone, I stick to it
Rating: 17 Votes
12 months ago

It's nice to know that there are people out there without a job who are receiving financial support from their parents.


Actually, the whole "Standing in Line" thing kinda surprised me. At 55 years old and self employed (which causes me being away from home a lot) I found it rather refreshing..

I stood in line for the 3G when it came out, packed a lunch, and had my "NASCAR" folding chair and was out there about 7 hours. Lots of nice people with common interests (ie. Ham Radio, Private Pilots, Classic Cars, NASCAR, music)

Not something I would do everyday but you know, it didn't suck..
Rating: 15 Votes
12 months ago
As much as I'd love one just for the sake of having a new toy to play with, can't justify it over my current 4S. If there had been a 128GB option, I'd be all over it.
Rating: 13 Votes
12 months ago

It's nice to know that there are people out there without a job who are receiving financial support from their parents.


It's nice to feel superior to others, isn't it?
Rating: 12 Votes
12 months ago
Well, Samsung will need some material for their commercials. This should do.

Nothing says don't buy a product like pointing out how many people are willing to wait in line for one right? :rolleyes:
Rating: 11 Votes
12 months ago

I promised my daughter that she could have my iPhone 5 next friday evening so I am taking no chances. I will be queued outside the Apple store at 9pm on thursday....Jeez It had better not rain :(


Is your daughter Veruca Salt or something?
Rating: 11 Votes
12 months ago
since I have a life and a job i'll be waking up at 3am, ordering it, going back to sleep and waiting for it to come to me
Rating: 10 Votes

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