1. DeeDudnath's Avatar
    I went to my carrier Rogers Wireless and the lady working there told me that next week they will have pre orders just not now and they will release it on the 20th. so i'd presume that would be for the other carriers in america and other countries aswell! Just check your carriers sites next week because they'll update it and hopefullly you can see it!
    09-10-2013 07:56 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Apple is NOT doing pre-orders... typically, carriers follow suit.

    If you have a good working relationship with a rep at one of your carrier's retail outlets - it might be possible to arrange for an appointment on launch day and guarantee you get the color and GB capacity model you desire.
    09-10-2013 08:04 PM
  3. finn5975's Avatar
    Apple is NOT doing pre-orders... typically, carriers follow suit.

    If you have a good working relationship with a rep at one of your carrier's retail outlets - it might be possible to arrange for an appointment on launch day and guarantee you get the color and GB capacity model you desire.
    I wonder what impact, if any, this will have on the 64GB version being available on launch? I have always pre-ordered so I am not sure whether corporate carrier stores such as Verizon typically carry these at launch or not. I imagine Apple will in store but I am not near one.
    09-10-2013 08:08 PM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar
    I wonder what impact, if any, this will have on the 64GB version being available on launch? I have always pre-ordered so I am not sure whether corporate carrier stores such as Verizon typically carry these at launch or not. I imagine Apple will in store but I am not near one.
    I don't believe this will have any impact at all regarding the storage availability on launch day. Typically all 3 sizes have always been available through the local carriers as well.
    09-10-2013 08:12 PM
  5. finn5975's Avatar
    I don't believe this will have any impact at all regarding the storage availability on launch day. Typically all 3 sizes have always been available through the local carriers as well.
    Thank you. I wasn't sure. Well, so much for securing it from the comfort of my couch. This could get messy unless I just order from Apple and wait for it to be shipped.
    09-10-2013 08:14 PM
  6. DeeDudnath's Avatar
    If she is telling the truth hopefully i can get the space grey 16gb, i plan on going right in the morning, wasting litttle time! but if i cant i'll still be there bright and early in the morning
    09-10-2013 08:17 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    Thank you. I wasn't sure. Well, so much for securing it from the comfort of my couch. This could get messy unless I just order from Apple and wait for it to be shipped.
    Yea, I hear ya Finn. I'm pretty sure after hearing this announcement that I'll just stick to my plan on saving my early upgrade for the iPhone 6 and just get the unlocked 5S when it's available from Apple instead. No waiting in line for this Irish woman, lol.
    09-10-2013 08:32 PM
  8. Eileen89's Avatar
    If she is telling the truth hopefully i can get the space grey 16gb, i plan on going right in the morning, wasting litttle time! but if i cant i'll still be there bright and early in the morning
    You will want to get up pretty early in that case,as the 16GB models usually are among the first to sell out, followed by the 32GB model.
    09-10-2013 08:34 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I wonder what impact, if any, this will have on the 64GB version being available on launch? I have always pre-ordered so I am not sure whether corporate carrier stores such as Verizon typically carry these at launch or not. I imagine Apple will in store but I am not near one.
    Carrier stores get more limited shipments than Apple stores. I'm guessing they get them in approximate percentages for the storage capacities they plan to sell. But then demand might be different then what they expected. Still they should have some in each color and storage capacity the question is how many of each.
    09-10-2013 08:40 PM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Yea, I hear ya Finn. I'm pretty sure after hearing this announcement that I'll just stick to my plan on saving my early upgrade for the iPhone 6 and just get the unlocked 5S when it's available from Apple instead. No waiting in line for this Irish woman, lol.
    The unlocked one is available on launch day this time because it's the only one that works with t-mobile.
    09-10-2013 08:41 PM
  11. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    I was already planning on going to an actual store just because I want to see the color options in person this time but normally this would annoy me very much. I have always avoided these lol, I know a lot of people get into it but i hate lines and crowds. Slightly off topic but I find it funny that on the other thread about pre-order people went out of their way to comment several times, post links and even tell you to look at the bottom (where it clearly said the 20th anyway) but can't put out a "I was wrong, sorry"
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    09-10-2013 08:43 PM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    The unlocked one is available on launch day this time because it's the only one that works with t-mobile.
    Are you sure Karen? I've seen a link to the Canadian site for the unlocked version, but not the US Apple site.
    09-10-2013 09:00 PM
  13. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Are you sure Karen? I've seen a link to the Canadian site for the unlocked version, but not the US Apple site.
    Yeah you get the unlocked tmobile version without a sim.
    09-10-2013 09:01 PM
  14. Eileen89's Avatar
    Yeah you get the unlocked tmobile version without a sim.
    Do you know if there is a link to the US site for the unlocked 5S? All I can find is this one for Canada, which lists the unlocked version almost $100 over what the unlocked 5S should be. Buy iPhone 5s in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB - Apple Store (Canada)
    09-10-2013 09:04 PM
  15. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Do you know if there is a link to the US site for the unlocked 5S? All I can find is this one for Canada, which lists the unlocked version almost $100 over what the unlocked 5S should be. Buy iPhone 5s in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB - Apple Store (Canada)
    Just the standard US apple store. You select your color and capacity and scroll to the carriers and select tmobile. Them you have an option to not get a sim or at least you can replace the sim with a different one.
    Eileen89 likes this.
    09-10-2013 09:10 PM
  16. Eileen89's Avatar
    Just the standard US apple store. You select your color and capacity and scroll to the carriers and select tmobile. Them you have an option to not get a sim or at least you can replace the sim with a different one.
    Now I got it. Thanks Karen. Buy iPhone 5s in 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB - Apple Store (U.S.)
    09-10-2013 10:11 PM
  17. iRy757's Avatar
    Well as for me, if my boss doesn't let me get dibs in the morning, then I'm going to head to my local Apple store at 9p Thursday night with MacBook and iPhone fully charged and a backpack full of snacks and water.
    09-10-2013 10:31 PM
  18. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    Well as for me, if my boss doesn't let me get dibs in the morning, then I'm going to head to my local Apple store at 9p Thursday night with MacBook and iPhone fully charged and a backpack full of snacks and water.
    all my apple stores are in indoor malls :/ so i have to wait for the doors to open luckily seems easier to do that then wiating outside the apple store seriously hope im off friday!
    09-10-2013 11:38 PM
  19. tbaptista's Avatar
    Can you order it on the 20th at 12am pacific time and use pick-up at store?
    09-11-2013 09:14 AM
  20. Fausty82's Avatar
    Can you order it on the 20th at 12am pacific time and use pick-up at store?
    I’m guessing (1) yes and (2) hopefully. I’m certainly going to give it a shot...
    09-11-2013 09:27 AM
  21. Eileen89's Avatar
    Can you order it on the 20th at 12am pacific time and use pick-up at store?
    There are people that say you can. I plan on trying it myself.


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    09-11-2013 09:37 AM
  22. tbaptista's Avatar
    It's going to be a late Thursday next week. lol
    09-11-2013 09:44 AM
  23. justabrake's Avatar
    Do you know if there is a link to the US site for the unlocked 5S? All I can find is this one for Canada, which lists the unlocked version almost $100 over what the unlocked 5S should be. Buy iPhone 5s in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB - Apple Store (Canada)
    I think it might be best to download the apple store app and order from it directly
    Eileen89 likes this.
    09-11-2013 10:19 AM
  24. rj5570's Avatar
    this blows, no pre-order? gaaaaaaaaaaa!!! stomp/pout
    09-11-2013 10:56 AM
  25. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    I'll post AT&T's plans as soon as I hear something, I should know within a day or so if AT&T will follow Apple or allow iPhone 5S pre-orders as well as the 5C.
    09-11-2013 12:34 PM
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