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Apple and the carriers start taking iPhone 5c pre-orders

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Apple and the carriers start taking iPhone 5c pre-orders
When Apple announced the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, the company said that pre-orders would start on September 13th. Well, it has been September 13 for almost two full hours here on the east coast, but as you might expect, Apple wants everyone to wait until it is midnight on the west coast before the pre-order begins.

AT&T has a countdown timer running on its site that will run out at 3AM EST (midnight PST). Verizon has a banner up saying that pre-orders will begin at 12:01AM PST. Sprint doesn't actually have any sort of indication that the pre-order is almost here, nor does T-Mobile. And, the official Apple Store website has actually gone down, as you might expect just before something big like this. 

Apple and the carriers start taking iPhone 5c pre-orders
Just to be clear though, there are no pre-orders for the iPhone 5s. The pre-orders will begin soon enough on all major carriers and at the Apple Store website, but the pre-orders will only be for the iPhone 5c. If you want to go with a conspiracy theory, you can say that Apple is doing this because the profit margin is higher on the 5c, so the company is pushing it. Or, if you want to consider reasonable facts, Apple has consistently been rumored to have production issues with the iPhone 5s, likely due to the fingerprint scanner, so it wouldn't be a surprise if stock is relatively low at launch for the new Apple handset. 

source: AT&T & AllThingsD

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posted on 13 Sep 2013, 00:48

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5876; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Only for the C, though. The S is too exclusive for pre-ordering.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 01:40 1

2. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Why wait for the 5C when they still have the iPhone5 on the shelves ? Here, the 5 priced the same as the 5C on contract

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 01:50 1

3. TechDork (Posts: 239; Member since: 10 May 2010)


I'm just gonna wait for the iPhone 6. No point in upgrading when I have the iPhone 5, which I got back in February. I just hope they actually innovate the iPhone 6 & make it something really special.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 03:40

6. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Something special? Keep telling yourself that. I've been waiting for that device since the 4S. Still nothing.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 03:18 4

4. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Who's gona pre-order this thing??

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 04:43

7. taikucing (unregistered)


iFanboy

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 03:23 1

5. Nokfan1603 (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


No preorders for 5s, rumors of a low stock of the 5s. We see here Apple's marketing machine running, they want to see mindless people filling lines in front of their stores for the hype.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 05:55

8. bucky (Posts: 1509; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Doesn't every company?

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