1. cody_21's Avatar
    He understood wrong then. If it was available to preorder it would be listed as such. However it is not.
    I don't understand what you're saying. There was no talk or questions about preordering the iPhone 5s. What I was wondering is since the 5S is available to order on the 20th, shouldn't people be able to start placing orders at midnight on the 20th?
    09-10-2013 09:08 PM
  2. stlcheer's Avatar
    I know everyone is getting different answers. The rep I spoke with said the only way to get the 5s on the 20th is to go to an apple retail store or to your carrier.
    09-10-2013 09:13 PM
  3. cody_21's Avatar
    I know everyone is getting different answers. The rep I spoke with said the only way to get the 5s on the 20th is to go to an apple retail store or to your carrier.
    Thats if you want one in hand on launch day. Their website says you can order the 5S on the 20th too, but it will likely be delivered sometime the following week.
    09-10-2013 09:16 PM
  4. stlcheer's Avatar
    Thats if you want one in hand on launch day. Their website says you can order the 5S on the 20th too, but it will likely be delivered sometime the following week.
    Thanks. I meant to say if you wanted one in hand.
    09-10-2013 10:37 PM
  5. smileyboy's Avatar
    I hope Apple says something this week about the preorders.


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    09-10-2013 10:41 PM
  6. John Flud's Avatar
    I'm hoping I can go online at 12:01 that friday morning and order one for reserve at at apple store, thus ensuring I don't wait in line all day for nothing. anybody know if that'll be an option?
    Last edited by John Flud; 09-11-2013 at 03:47 PM.
    09-10-2013 11:06 PM
  7. epicness4G's Avatar
    The only reason why I'll be lining up to buy a couple on the release date outright is to sell it for double the price

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    09-10-2013 11:17 PM
  8. Peligro911's Avatar
    The only reason why I'll be lining up to buy a couple on the release date outright is to sell it for double the price

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    eBay will be loaded lol


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    09-10-2013 11:26 PM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    Looks like I might get one on release or I might not


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    09-10-2013 11:26 PM
  10. jkel777's Avatar
    I'm hoping I can go online at 20:01 that friday morning and order one for reserve at at apple store, thus ensuring I don't wait in line all day for nothing. anybody know if that'll be an option?
    I think you might be able to do something like that. I did that for the iPhone 4, but I was put in the back of the line with the rest of the customers who reserved their 4's, and we all had to wait 7 hours for everyone else in front of us (the one's who did not have a reservation)...

    I think what we can do is just order it whenever it's available on the 20th (be it midnight or early in the morning) and request in-store pickup. I spoke with an Apple rep about it, and she said that it should say whether or not the 5s will be available for pickup that day while you're placing the order. She also said they hold it for 7 days.

    I really hope Apple comes out and sets a pre-order date for the 5s. Perhaps the 14th?
    09-10-2013 11:27 PM
  11. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    I got my friday planned already. if everything works out and i have the day off ill be at the apple store awaiting the 5S while my boyfriends is across the street at the verizon store and hope one of us can the iphone 5s with the line i have on there. I want this on launch day lol.
    09-10-2013 11:40 PM
  12. jkel777's Avatar
    I got my friday planned already. if everything works out and i have the day off ill be at the apple store awaiting the 5S while my boyfriends is across the street at the verizon store and hope one of us can the iphone 5s with the line i have on there. I want this on launch day lol.
    Lol I feel you man. I want it on launch too, but honestly, I may just order online on the 20th as soon as it's up, choose 2 day shipping, and get it Monday or Tuesday. That way I can avoid the hassle and uncertainty of picking it up in store.
    09-11-2013 01:43 AM
  13. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    I'm thinking about that too, hopefully we can order them at midnight next thursday night. ahhhh! i don't know. im so confused. :/ but i think if i get there at opening time i would be fine. through all iphone events since it came to verizon i dont think ive ever seen "lines" outside stores in phoenix where i live. so maybe just maybe, its because people wait so long at night and they just disappear throughout the day.
    hoping this year will be the same and i can just be the first one to walk in and out with a working iphone 5 considering there will be 3 colors now and 3 capacities our chances of getting them will be greater.
    Last edited by Dennisgarcia; 09-11-2013 at 08:28 AM. Reason: more words!
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    09-11-2013 08:26 AM
  14. ame's Avatar
    I think you might be able to do something like that. I did that for the iPhone 4, but I was put in the back of the line with the rest of the customers who reserved their 4's, and we all had to wait 7 hours for everyone else in front of us (the one's who did not have a reservation)...

    I think what we can do is just order it whenever it's available on the 20th (be it midnight or early in the morning) and request in-store pickup. I spoke with an Apple rep about it, and she said that it should say whether or not the 5s will be available for pickup that day while you're placing the order. She also said they hold it for 7 days.

    I really hope Apple comes out and sets a pre-order date for the 5s. Perhaps the 14th?
    That's my plan too. I am really hoping for a preorder as well.
    09-11-2013 09:12 AM
  15. jkel777's Avatar
    I'm thinking about that too, hopefully we can order them at midnight next thursday night. ahhhh! i don't know. im so confused. :/ but i think if i get there at opening time i would be fine. through all iphone events since it came to verizon i dont think ive ever seen "lines" outside stores in phoenix where i live. so maybe just maybe, its because people wait so long at night and they just disappear throughout the day.
    hoping this year will be the same and i can just be the first one to walk in and out with a working iphone 5 considering there will be 3 colors now and 3 capacities our chances of getting them will be greater.
    I know, I like to have everything planned out beforehand haha. If you go to a carrier store, you'll probably be fine. They get fewer quantities of 5s' than Apple stores, but I still think you should be able to get one. I waited in line at an AT&T store (with no reservation or pre-order) for the iPhone 3G back in 2008 and was able to get one easily after being in line for a couple hours. With the iPhone 4, I was able to reserve it online, but still had to wait in a massive line at the Apple store for 7 hours before I could get it. Either way, there will probably be a wait, but the carrier could be your best bet, if you get there early enough.

    That's my plan too. I am really hoping for a preorder as well.
    I'm still debating what to do lol. In all honesty, even though I'd love to have it on launch day, I think I may just order it online, choose the fastest shipping, and get it Monday or Tuesday next week. That's assuming I order it online right when it goes live.
    09-11-2013 12:05 PM
  16. ame's Avatar
    I told myself last time I'd wait a while...I am probably not going to wait unless they sell out too fast.
    09-11-2013 02:57 PM
  17. jkel777's Avatar
    I told myself last time I'd wait a while...I am probably not going to wait unless they sell out too fast.
    Yeah I'm going to try and get it as soon as possible. Now I'm thinking of ordering online on the 20th and picking up in-store... I guess we'll see what options are available at launch.
    09-11-2013 03:35 PM
  18. rednocturne307's Avatar
    I'm just gonna order it on the 20th and choose whatever is the fastest shipping option. I work so I can't go wait in lines.
    09-11-2013 07:43 PM
  19. Superjudge's Avatar
    If you can order it online for store pickup on the 20th, that would make life quite easy. I would actually hope they would say online orders are available after 5pm pr whatever so you can avoid the the most rabid element of the crowd. My apologies Dennisgarcia.
    09-11-2013 08:11 PM
  20. Alli's Avatar
    The ordering on the 20th will be similar to pre-ordering. You'll be able to order and have delivered, not reserve for same day pickup.
    09-11-2013 08:27 PM
  21. Eileen89's Avatar
    If you can order it online for store pickup on the 20th, that would make life quite easy. I would actually hope they would say online orders are available after 5pm pr whatever so you can avoid the the most rabid element of the crowd. My apologies Dennisgarcia.
    This is a nice idea. Although I hope they would make it before 5PM as that is rush hour traffic time around here and I don't want to be anywhere near the mall at that time, lol.


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    09-11-2013 08:28 PM
  22. rednocturne307's Avatar
    If you order online, could you use apple's guaranteed next-day delivery?
    09-11-2013 10:07 PM
  23. KJD209's Avatar
    Verizon Wireless seems to be offering preorder for both C and S at 3:00 a.m. on Friday, 9/13/2013.
    From VZW website:

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    09-11-2013 11:01 PM
  24. meashishnd's Avatar
    when will both available in india ???
    09-12-2013 01:22 AM
  25. rbeisaw3's Avatar
    Only the 5C will be available for pre-order. Just asked Verizon rep and he told me no 5S for pre-order.
    09-12-2013 07:19 AM
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