Entries in Pre-Order (3)


You Can Now Pre-Order the iPhone 5

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- You can now pre-order the iPhone 5 from Apple, Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint’s websites.  The phone went on sale online at 3:01 a.m. ET Friday.

No matter where you shop, the 16GB model will start at $199 with a two-year contract.  Apple will offer an unlocked version of the phone -- one that isn’t tied to a carrier -- for more money but it isn’t expected to go on sale Friday.

While it will be late at night for many, lots of people are expected to get up in the wee hours of the morning, fork over their credit card numbers and order the phones.  The iPhone will actually ship to those who order in one week, on Friday, Sept. 21.

The new phone, which was announced earlier this week, has a number of new features, including a larger 4-inch display, LTE, a faster processor, improved camera and a new design.

Even before the phone was announced, iPhone owners began to sell their phones on sites like Gazelle and Glyde.  According to those sites, iPhone sales have been at an all-time high over the last few weeks as people prepared to buy the new phone.  Analysts predict that Apple could sell as many as six to 10 million iPhone 5s before the end of September.

Apple and the cellular carriers will begin selling the phone in stores on Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. ET.  And in typical Apple product launch fashion, lines are expected.

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Verizon Posts Record Sales for iPhone 4 Pre-Orders

Photo Courtesy - Verizon Wireless(BASKING RIDGE, N.J.) -- Verizon Wireless announced Friday its pre-order sales of the iPhone 4 marked the "most successful first day sales in the history of the company."

Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless, said, "In just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history.  And, when you consider these initial orders were placed between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., it is an incredible success story.  It is gratifying to know that our customers responded so enthusiastically to this exclusive offer -- designed to reward them for their loyalty."

The iPhone 4 was made available for pre-orders on Thursday starting at 3 a.m.  The company set aside a limited amount of the phones exclusively for its existing customers.  Verizon said that by 8:10 p.m. on Thursday, online orders were ceased.

The general public will be able to purchase the iPhone 4 from Verizon on Feb. 10.

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Verizon Offers Customers Pre-Order of iPhone 4

Photo Courtesy - Verizon Wireless(BASKING RIDGE, N.J.) -- Some Verizon customers will have the opportunity to get their hands on an iPhone 4 before the wireless provider offers the smart phone to the general public.

Verizon Wireless announced Wednesday it would allow its customers to pre-order the phone starting Feb. 3 at 3 a.m. EST.  The company has set aside a limited amount of iPhone 4s available exclusively to its existing customers.  Those who pre-order the phone will receive it on or before Feb. 10 -- the date when the phone becomes available to everyone.

The iPhone 4 will cost $199.99 for the 16 GB model and $299.99 for the 32 GB model with a new two-year contract.  Those interested in pre-ordering the phone can visit on Thursday.

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