iPhone 5c pre-orders now live! Here's how to make sure you get one!

iPhone 5c pre-orders are now open and you can head on over to your regional Apple Online Store, as well as many carrier and other retail stores, to get a pre-order in for an iPhone 5c of your very own. Want to make sure you get one? Based on previous year's ordeals, if Apple.com crashes under the pre-order load, try the Apple Store app, and if neither work, start trying preferred carrier website.

Now the iPhone 5c pre-orders might not prove as popular as previous year's pre-orders because some folks might be waiting for the iPhone 5s. However, the iPhone 5s won't be available for pre-order, so who knows? Twice as many new iPhones to choose from means twice as hard to predict as previous years. Just make sure you keep trying!

If you're still having trouble deciding which color, capacity, and carrier to go with, check out our awesome iPhone 5c buyers guide. Then tell us what you got, and when it's shipping your way!

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.