Next chance at Verizon iPhone: Thursday, Feb 9/10 launch day

If you didn't manage to snag a Verizon iPhone during the pre-orders -- which have since sold-out and resulted in the most successful sales in Verizon history -- your next chance is Thursday February 10 when the Verizon iPhone launch goes public. Unlike pre-orders, the Verizon iPhone will then be available to everyone and in addition to online, it will be available at Apple Retail, Verizon Wireless, and Best Buy stores.

Once again we recommend shopping early:

  • Feb 9, 3:01 AM EST online
  • Feb 10, many stores opening at 7am local time.

Online you get a head start but may face server issues and will definitely have to wait for delivery, which could take a couple days. Line up and you get the full iPhone launch day experience and immediate access to your new iPhone, but may risk them selling out before you get yours.

Which way are you leaning? Or are you one of the luck ones sitting outside waiting for FedEx already?

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.