Apple finally unveiled their hotly anticipated 6th generation iPhone – the iPhone 5 at the media event on Wednesday.
iPhone 5 is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the previous generation and comes with several new features and improvements such as a taller 4-inch display, faster A6 chip, improved front and back-facing cameras, support for faster 4G LTE networks, improved battery life and more.
Apple has announced that iPhone 5 will be available in US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 21 and will start taking iPhone 5 pre-orders from Friday, September 14th. It hasn’t clarified the time yet.
But Sprint – Apple’s carrier partner in the U.S. has announced that it will start taking pre-orders on it’s site from 12:01 am PT or 3:01 am ET on Friday. So it is very likely that Apple and it’s other major carrier partners in the U.S. – AT&T and Verizon will also start accepting pre-orders from 12:01 am PT or 3:01 am ET. Update: Verizon has also confirmed that it will start taking pre-orders from 12:00 PT or 3:00 am ET.
We expect iPhone 5 preorders to start in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK at 12:01 AM local time on Friday, September 14th. [Update: iPhone pre-orders haven't started in countries like Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong or Japan yet, so it looks like pre-orders will start at 12:01 AM PT in these countries as well. We'll let you know if we get any further updates.]
We’ll let you know when Apple confirms the time.
iPhone 5 pre-orders will start at 12:01 AM PT in all the 9 countries. Here’s the iPhone 5 pre-order time in your timezone:
- Melbourne (Australia) – 17:01:00 EST
- Sydney (Australia) – 17:01:00 EST
- Tokyo (Japan) – 16:00:00 JST
- Singapore - 15:01:00 SGT
- Hong Kong - 15:01:00 HKT
- Paris (France) – 09:01:00 CEST
- London (UK) – 08:01:00 BST
- Berlin (Germany) – 09:01:00 CEST
- Frankfurt (Germany) – 09:01:00 CEST
- Toronto (Canada) – 03:01:00 EDT
- Vancouver (Canada) – 00:01:00 PDT
- New York (US) - 03:01:00 EDT
- San Francisco (US) – 00:01:00 PDT
Apple has confirmed to Wired that iPhone 5 pre-orders will indeed start at 12:01 am PT on Friday, September 14.
Do you plan to pre-order your iPhone 5 or plan to wait in the line to get your hands on one?