iPhone 5 Preorders Go Live, Get Yours Now

iPhone 5 Preorders Go Live, Get Yours Now

It’s the middle of the night and we want to get back to bed, so we’ll make this quick: you can now pre-order the iPhone 5.

Well, it’s a little more confusing than that. As of writing, if you’re doing it through the web, the Apple Store is still down. However, you can complete your preorder quickly using the Apple Store app, and we were able to preorder our iPhone 5 directly from Verizon’s website a few minutes before the slated time with no trouble. Doubtlessly the Apple.com preorder page will go live soon.

Update: iPhone 5 preorder page on Apple.com is now up for us. Hurrah!

We got the 64GB Verizon iPhone 5 in white. What did you get?

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  • CoreyDigital

    16Gb AT&T in white. The apple website never came up for me. I was able to easily get through with the apple store app.

  • David Heidke

    They “Buy” button didn’t work. I clicked the link at the bottom of the Apple page that said buy, that one worked. Why is Verizon a different price for the Share Everything Plan? On the Apple site it was $110 and on the Verizon site it was $70? I got 64GB Verizon in White, from Apple BTW, and a couple of extra cables.

  • Eric R. Price

    64GB white – Apple Store app worked for me long before I ever got past the sticky on the website (which was auto-refreshing on three computers simultaneously. I need help…seriously! :D

  • LR_Blitzkrieg

    Black 64g Sprint.

  • Will Mann

    this is driving me mad.

  • Will Mann

    the app won’t allow me to change the shipping address from the billing address i have on file with my cell service provider. shouldn’t this be easy. why isn’t the apple store online yet? its 12:40. bagh.

  • Eric R. Price

    the app won’t allow me to change the shipping address from the billing address i have on file with my cell service provider. shouldn’t this be easy. why isn’t the apple store online yet? its 12:40. bagh.

    My guess is that is for security. Although if you are using the app, it should ship to the address you have on file with Apple. You could always go online and try to update your address at apple.com and then see if it lets you ship there from the store app.

  • Eric R. Price

    OBTW, it was 12:35 when the Apple Store finally popped the pre-order button on my desktop browser.

  • Allan Cook

    32GB Black on AT&T. Came up rather suddenly at about 2:40 here in Austin. Now to wait another week.

  • brmorris
    the app won’t allow me to change the shipping address from the billing address i have on file with my cell service provider. shouldn’t this be easy. why isn’t the apple store online yet? its 12:40. bagh.

    My guess is that is for security. Although if you are using the app, it should ship to the address you have on file with Apple. You could always go online and try to update your address at apple.com and then see if it lets you ship there from the store app.

    For iPhone releases, Apple has always required it to be shipped to the billing address, which is a big hassle for me.

  • brmorris

    I’ve messed with the app to order, but I can’t find how to add AppleCare+ and the ATT.com and apple.com sites are still down..

  • brmorris

    I’ve messed with the app to order, but I can’t find how to add AppleCare+ and the ATT.com and apple.com sites are still down..

    Oops — was refreshing an error page on ATT.com. Will try there now.

  • trevoclark

    Empty your browser’s cache to get the store up. Good luck now cause the carriers are swamped. 32GB Black on AT&T.

  • wardlawc

    16G, Black x2. Here’s a somewhat rare oversight. The Apple Store should show the phone number associated with the phone being ordered. I needed to order for two lines and could never tell which phone I was upgrading. I almost ended up getting one only for my wife when I thought I was upgrading mine. Remember, it’s the little details that matter in the crush.

  • SamuelBrock

    already slipped to 2 week delivery this 4:30 AM. Say hello to another blockbuster.

  • brmorris

    I ordered on the apple.com website at 4:03am EDT. I kept refreshing, but that is a bad strategy — Apple was redirecting to a few different subdomains, so make sure to go to apple.com and go from there. I was able to buy AppleCare+ and a Lightning-to-30-pin adapter on the website (couldn’t find those options on the app).

  • syphkqube

    black 32gb at&t.. used the apple store app with no problem

  • BenjyWeeks

    Unlocked 64GB Black. So glad we have unlocked in the UK already..

  • seanymac81

    Unlocked 64gb Black iPhone 5 with new adaptors – boom thank you Apple!

  • Ed Napiorkowski

    Black 64 unlocked

  • gettysburg11s

    Sadly, I’ll have to wait until November 23rd for mine, so I can get the $199.00 upgrade price. The black one is definitely my choice. White looks fine, and is good for anyone, man or woman, but black just looks cool…

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    64GB AT&T in White/Silver. The app didn’t give me the option to start a new contract, so I had to use the page. It was crazy. Within an hour the shipping time was 2 weeks!!!

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