iPhone 5 pre-orders start September 14, available on September 21

iPhone 5 pre-orders start September 14, available on September 21Apple has just announced that it will be taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 starting Friday September 14. It will be available to buy in-store on Friday September 21.

Countries included in the September 21st release are the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. A second phase release will happen on September 28, just one week later and over a 100 countries by December. We'll give you an updated listing of countries as soon as they officially become available.


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There are 14 comments. Add yours.

GPAbsinthe says:

What time will it start??

gregg37 says:

Same question! What time? Midnight tomorrow?? 8AM? Hammertime?

bobreck says:

For the 4S, it was 12am Pacific. So, if that holds true, 3am for me on the East coast.

iRy757 says:

Good call considering the HQ is in Cali. Sheesh it's gonna be a long night tomorrow!

sudbury78#WN says:

Chris/Rene, do we assume it will start at the normal 6am Eastern time?

iRy757 says:

I would also like to know this. I don't want to be refreshing my laptop at midnight tomorrow just to find out I've now got to wake up at 5:30 lol!

dloveprod says:

I have to order 3 phones this year, tis not gonna be easy.

RoxyRox307 says:

Can't wait to pre order! :)

elnomi says:

iphone5 coming in sprint

FlopTech says:

Yay. Will pre-order the nanosecond the Apple Store's iPhone "Buy Now" button works. And if that takes enormously long (like it did in 2010 for the iPhone 4) we'll try pre-ordering via the App Store app.

dpeeples281 says:

does anyone know what time the pre-order will start?????????

SciTeach3 says:

I definitely want to preorder on Friday but only if the shipment is set to get to me on the 21st. I really do not want to stand in line next Friday but will if the preorders will only "ship" on the 21st.