We all are aware of the fact that Apple will be unveiling the iPhone 5 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10:00AM PDT that is tomorrow. It was believed that the iPhone 5 would be available for pre-orders the same day on September 12. The same report of the same day pre-orders is now being contradicted by another incoming report from Macrumors that is making Friday as a favorite day for the iPhone 5 pre-orders to begin. Previously it was believed that Apple would announce the pre-orders the same day the iPhone 5 will get unveiled. However, Apple’s pre-order policies have varied with the passage of time. They never remained consistent.
Following the announcement of the iPhone 4S last year, Apple announced the pre-orders would start at 12:01 AM Pacific Time and the pre-orders never started at the same time. The pre-orders were 45 minutes late.
So forth today, the report from Macrumors stated:
MacRumors is now hearing that pre-orders may not begin tomorrow following the media event and that they may instead start on Friday morning in a scenario similar to last year’s debut. We’re hearing that certain portions of Apple’s sales support team are significantly increasing their staffing levels beginning at 6:00 AM Eastern on Friday, with a major surge for the initial shift beginning at that time and a sustained level of high staffing for at least the remainder of the day.
According to the recent report, the pre-orders for the iPhone 5 are not going to start before Friday. It was highly expected that Apple would announce pre-orders on the same day of the iPhone 5 unveiling as they did on WWDC 12 for the Retina Mac Book Pro’s. Apple at WWDC 12 announced the pre-orders of the newly announced retina MAC Book Pro the same day sales also starting the same day. After seeing that behavior, it was highly expected the pre-orders for the iPhone 5 would begin the same day.
Unfortunately, the iPhone 5 will not go for pre-order before Friday. However, it has also came into consideration that Apple is doing conscription of employees for Friday. It is widely expected that the iPhone 5pre-orders will kick off at 6:00 AM Eastern Time Friday. We can say the expected time is 6:00 AM and the delayed time would be around 6:45 AM Eastern Time (calculated on last year’s delay).
The sales of the iPhone 5 pre-orders would start exactly a week later on September 21, 2012. Don’t be too much reliant on the above-mentioned time or date because you never know when the iPhone 5 shortage starts and the delivery time increases from days to months. Delaying of products has been the worst gift from Apple for its fans.
Today on September 12, Apple held its Media Event announcing the iPhone 5 with iPod ‘s Refreshment. The iPhone 5 pre-orders will start on the same date of September 14 as mentioned in the above post.