iPhone 5 Pre-Orders To Begin September 12th In The U.S. [Rumor]

iPhone 5 Pre-Orders To Begin September 12th In The U.S. [Rumor]

Get your checkbook ready for the new iPhone next month.

Apple is expected to unveil the next iPhone at a rumored media event Wednesday, September 12th. Today iMore reports that Apple will start U.S. pre-orders for the sixth-gen iPhone on the same day as the announcement. International customers will reportedly have to wait until the first week of October to place pre-orders.

iMore originally reported the September 12th announcement date and an in-store U.S. release date of Friday, September 21st.

According to Rene Ritchie of iMore:

A couple of weeks ago iMore reported that Apple would be holding their iPhone 5 event on September 12, 2012. We’ve since learned that iPhone 5 pre-orders are currently planned to begin that same day, at least in the U.S. Release is still planned for 9 days later, on September 21, 2012. We’ve also learned that the second wave of iPhone launches, the ones in international markets, will begin in the first week of October, likely October 5.

The information on Apple pre-orders comes from sources that have provided iMore with accurate iPhone related launch dates in the past. The information on the international launches comes from sources that have provided our network, Mobile Nations, with accurate information in the past.

If this timeline is to be believed, Apple will be making a more aggressive international push to quickly rollout the next iPhone. The first wave of pre-orders for the iPhone 4S didn’t start until three days after Apple’s media event last October.

Ritchie has been on a roll lately. iMore has also said that a 7-inch iPad will be announced next month alongside an entire refresh of the iOS device lineup. According to Ritchie’s sources, Apple will update all of its devices with a smaller dock connector to match the new iPhone. The next iPhone (dubbed ‘iPhone 5’) is expected to feature LTE networking and a redesigned form factor.

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  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    All I ask forks an A15 CPU and the SGX543MP4: a true A6. I don’t want a ‘modified’ A5. The A5 was great for 2011. Apple needs to compete, now.

  • mr_bee

    “check book”??? What is this the 1970′s? Who uses cheques anymore?

  • BigLama

    All I ask forks an A15 CPU and the SGX543MP4: a true A6. I don’t want a ‘modified’ A5. The A5 was great for 2011. Apple needs to compete, now.

    I gotta agree!!!

  • breck001

    Haha! :D C’mon guys, please just call it the upcoming iphone. It is so probably NOT the iPhone 5. Just an observation > https://dl.dropbox.com/u/59786241/6GeniPhone.jpg

  • Tallest_Skil

    Mind if I use that image occasionally on AppleInsider? It’s short, sweet, and to the point.

  • Bulldogger123

    Lot’s of people saying it won’t be the iPhone 5, why? By that logic wouldn’t the iPhone 3g have been the iPhone 2? Isn’t Apple fully capable of naming their new device whatever they want? So grow up people!

  • Tallest_Skil

    By that logic wouldn’t the iPhone 3g have been the iPhone 2?

    I’m… trying to wrap my head around just how broken that logic is… Do you realize what you’re saying? Have you read a single post I’ve ever written on this subject?

    Every article on every website on the entire Internet called the iPhone 3G “iPhone 2″ before its launch. They were certain that would be the name. And then it was released and they all shut up about it. Now you can find only two or three articles with “iPhone 2″ still referenced, as all the old ones were either rewritten to use “iPhone 3G” or deleted entirely.

    This is what will happen with all the “iPhone 5″ tripe. It is not the 5th iPhone. It is not running iOS 5. It will not have an A5 chip. It will not use 5G telephony. It will not have 5GB of RAM. It will not run at 5GHz. It will not have downloads capped at 5Mb/s. There is not a single thing about this phone that would make it worthy of a “5″ in its name.

    And since we’re on the subject of names, “iPhone” is what the 6th iPhone will be called, prefaced with “the new” until the 7th iPhone is released.

  • Bulldogger123
    By that logic wouldn’t the iPhone 3g have been the iPhone 2?

    I’m… trying to wrap my head around just how broken that logic is… Do you realize what you’re saying? Have you read a single post I’ve ever written on this subject?

    And when your wrong, which you probably will be, will you rant on and on about how wrong you are? I doubt it!

  • Tallest_Skil

    And when your wrong, which you probably will be, will you rant on and on about how wrong you are? I doubt it!

    No, wait, I’m sorry, you’re saying I’m wrong that the 6th iPhone will be called “the new iPhone”?

    Keep pretending that. Also keep pretending that it’s “iPhone 5″. It’ll make your life all the more painful come release.

  • breck001

    Mind if I use that image occasionally on AppleInsider? It’s short, sweet, and to the point.

    Yes, thank you, Tallest_Skil! Please share! > https://dl.dropbox.com/u/59786241/6GeniPhone.jpg

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