1. ColoradoGiant's Avatar
    There is conflicting information about this in other threads so I thought I'd ask the question here:

    Apple will be doing pre-orders for the iPhone 5S at 12:01AM PDT on Sept 20th. If I do the preorder is it for delivery only, or would I have the option of being able to drive into the Apple Store the following afternoon (for example) and have a phone waiting for me?

    Thanks in advance for the clarification
    09-17-2013 01:14 PM
  2. trandz's Avatar
    Also want to know this. I heard that if you do in store pickup its not like their holding the phone for you which doesn't make sense to me
    09-17-2013 01:28 PM
  3. mjsavage's Avatar
    From what I heard and especially if supply is tight assuming it will be order online and have deliver sometime next week or go to the store. There will not be an order online with in store pick up just as that is not an option with the 5c.
    09-17-2013 02:34 PM
  4. ame's Avatar
    If you select to pickup in store, you've paid for it because you have to put in your credit card info and therefore it is your phone and you can go get it. That assumes that option is presented for those trying to buy online at midnight PST. When you get there, you bring a printout of your receipt, they confirm you paid with that card, check your ID, and away you go.
    09-17-2013 02:56 PM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    There is no preorder for the 5s.

    If you go online Friday morning at 12:01, you will be placing an order - not a pre-order. That means you can have the phone delivered right to your door.

    ​If you want to pick the phone up in the store, you will need to show up bright and early Friday morning to stand in line.
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    09-17-2013 06:56 PM
  6. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    There is conflicting information about this in other threads so I thought I'd ask the question here:

    Apple will be doing pre-orders for the iPhone 5S at 12:01AM PDT on Sept 20th. If I do the preorder is it for delivery only, or would I have the option of being able to drive into the Apple Store the following afternoon (for example) and have a phone waiting for me?

    Thanks in advance for the clarification
    It's NOT CALLED preordering because on the 20th the iPhone will be released.
    If we could order before the iPhone came out then it's called " preorder".


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    09-17-2013 07:03 PM
  7. Dennisgarcia's Avatar
    has anyone actually called an apple store and just ask and get an official answer?
    09-17-2013 08:13 PM
  8. Eileen89's Avatar
    has anyone actually called an apple store and just ask and get an official answer?
    Yes, I did. My local Apple store said that they are not doing online orders with pick up at their store. Wouldn't give me a reason why, though.
    09-17-2013 08:23 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Is anyone planning on ordering their 5S via the Apple Store app?
    09-17-2013 08:43 PM
  10. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    Is anyone planning on ordering their 5S via the Apple Store app?
    I thought about that but I think I'll be going through their site just in case. I have to renew my contract with VZW and feel I'll have better luck doing that on the Apple website versus the app.
    09-17-2013 09:01 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I thought about that but I think I'll be going through their site just in case. I have to renew my contract with VZW and feel I'll have better luck doing that on the Apple website versus the app.
    I understand, and under the circumstances, I'd be doing the same thing...
    09-17-2013 09:03 PM
  12. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    Glad to know I have the right mindset!
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    09-17-2013 09:35 PM
  13. Eileen89's Avatar
    Is anyone planning on ordering their 5S via the Apple Store app?
    I plan on trying this first, but I'll have the online store open and ready on my computer just in case.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-17-2013 09:44 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I plan on trying this first, but I'll have the online store open and ready on my computer just in case.
    (Laughing)....I hear ya, and I like that plan...
    Eileen89 likes this.
    09-17-2013 09:46 PM
  15. Alli's Avatar
    Is anyone planning on ordering their 5S via the Apple Store app?
    ​Yes. I don't have an Apple store anywhere nearby, even though I can get to the house where Tim Cook grew up in 30 minutes. Bleh. So Apple store app it is!
    09-18-2013 08:43 AM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ​Yes. I don't have an Apple store anywhere nearby, even though I can get to the house where Tim Cook grew up in 30 minutes. Bleh. So Apple store app it is!
    ​Outstanding!...
    09-18-2013 09:05 AM
  17. ame's Avatar
    Only if completing the purchase on the website doesn't work.
    09-18-2013 12:19 PM
  18. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    This will be the first time the planets have been aligned for me to get in on getting an iphone on launch day....so I will be trying Apple's website first. I kinda refuse to use AT&T for anything unless I absolutely have to. I really prefer the "Apple" experience more.
    09-18-2013 10:44 PM
  19. Fausty82's Avatar
    Delivery. UPS and FedEx are my friends...
    Alli likes this.
    09-18-2013 10:54 PM
  20. guinnkevinr's Avatar
    I get off work at 1am and will be heading straight to best buy to stand in line until opening.


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    09-18-2013 11:03 PM

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