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post #81 of 114

Another question - is the pre-ordering really a queue? As in, orders will be processed in the order that we pre-ordered?

 

Just trying to determine my chances of receiving my "present" on 9/21.

post #82 of 114
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I think it's just worded oddly, as I haven't heard anything about an adapter being included with the phones themselves. Would be nice, as that would save me 30 bucks, but oh well. My fault for buying a car with a hardwired OEM connector.

 

I dunno, it's worded pretty clearly to me. But I think it is wrong.

 

Oh yeah, I forgot about the cars with OEM 30-pin connectors. Guess Apple really screwed you guys there. Hopefully there's an elegant solution.

post #83 of 114
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It's MUCH easier to just order from the Apple Store app. No waiting, no refreshing, and it's fast. Learned that the hard way back wit the iPhone 4.

 

Ordered my iPhone 5 with a few button clicks.

Superb suggestion. Thanks.

post #84 of 114
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Another question - is the pre-ordering really a queue? As in, orders will be processed in the order that we pre-ordered?

 

Just trying to determine my chances of receiving my "present" on 9/21.

 

If I recall correctly, all orders placed before noon EST Friday of last year all earned first day delivery, and even some shortly after that. Everything else was a day to a week behind. Considering you ordered yours within the first half hour of availability, I'm pretty confident you'll be seeing a small brown box on your doorstep in a week.

post #85 of 114

I believe so AIA.  For now mine says a delivery of 9/21, that the order is received and can't be cancelled.  If its like last year, waiting too long will result in a several weeks delay as you won't get in on the initial batch.
 

post #86 of 114

Got my order in via the iPhone app while the store is still down. Back to slumber

post #87 of 114

ALSO A REMINDER FOR THOSE WITH DISCOVER CARDS. LOG INTO DISCOVER AND USE THEIR SHOP-MALL. IF YOU ENTER APPLE'S WEBSTORE FROM YOUR DISCOVER CARDS SHOP-MALL, YOU GET 5% CASH BACK. IT WORKED FOR ME WHILE IN "PRIVATE BROWSING".

 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! IM OFF TO BED! I HAVE TO GET UP IN 3 HOURS FOR WORK!!!!!!!!!

post #88 of 114

The Apple Store site did not come up on time, but once it did everything went fast!  Order placed and e-mail received by 2:19AM CDT.

post #89 of 114

Appleinsider is taking longer to refresh for me than Apple.com  =)

 

I think they got the issues sorted out this time.

post #90 of 114

I got my 2nd iphone order completed through ATT. Something of note though. Last year, I ordered through ATT and was only charged $217 total. In the billing receipt, it said $199 for the iphone and $18 upgrade fee. I was never charged for the sales tax but ATT did add another $18 upgrade fee to my phone bill later.

 

This time, I got my first order through apple and got a receipt for $255.79 ($199 + $56.79 estimated tax).

 

My second order through ATT has a receipt for $292.86 "total one-time charges" ($199 + $56.87 estimated tax + $36 upgrade fee).

post #91 of 114
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I dunno, it's worded pretty clearly to me. But I think it is wrong.

 

Oh yeah, I forgot about the cars with OEM 30-pin connectors. Guess Apple really screwed you guys there. Hopefully there's an elegant solution.

 

Eh, if by elegant you mean a chunky adapter that plugs onto the end of your existing connector, like when they changed the pin lineup/charging circuits so they no longer worked with older firewire-compatible cables a few years back, sure. 30 bucks isn't much considering I just dropped several hundred on a set of new phones, but it would have been nice if they'd made the thing in black so it at least matches the cable it's plugging into. As it is, I'll probably throw a coat of black paint on it. I've got some left over from the repair job I did on my wife's side view mirror after someone thoughtfully bashed it off and tossed it into my yard in the middle of the night.

post #92 of 114
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If I recall correctly, all orders placed before noon EST Friday of last year all earned first day delivery, and even some shortly after that. Everything else was a day to a week behind. Considering you ordered yours within the first half hour of availability, I'm pretty confident you'll be seeing a small brown box on your doorstep in a week.

 

Excellent, thanks for the reassurances Cash907! This is my first time pre-ordering, so it's all very new and exciting to me.

post #93 of 114

Wow my phone company went into meltdown, it took twenty minutes of failed calls just to get put on hold.

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post #94 of 114
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I believe so AIA.  For now mine says a delivery of 9/21, that the order is received and can't be cancelled.  If its like last year, waiting too long will result in a several weeks delay as you won't get in on the initial batch.
 

 

Interesting, my order says "Delivers 9/21-9/25" though I ordered though the Apple Canada store (and the iPhones will be delivered to a Canadian address). Anyways, as long as it gets delivered that week I'll be ok.

 

Your note about the order not being cancellable intrigued me so I checked my order and it says the same ("Not eligible to edit or cancel"). However, when I click on the "Why?" it explains that we will be able to edit/cancel the order once they begin processing it.

 

Good point about waiting too long and missing out. If I do end up changing my mind I could resell these easily (and not lose money).

post #95 of 114
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Excellent, thanks for the reassurances Cash907! This is my first time pre-ordering, so it's all very new and exciting to me.

Yea your good to go!!!

1st time is always special. This one was not that bad. When I preordered the new iPad, it took me three hours to get through the website!
post #96 of 114
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Eh, if by elegant you mean a chunky adapter that plugs onto the end of your existing connector, like when they changed the pin lineup/charging circuits so they no longer worked with older firewire-compatible cables a few years back, sure. 30 bucks isn't much considering I just dropped several hundred on a set of new phones, but it would have been nice if they'd made the thing in black so it at least matches the cable it's plugging into. As it is, I'll probably throw a coat of black paint on it. I've got some left over from the repair job I did on my wife's side view mirror after someone thoughtfully bashed it off and tossed it into my yard in the middle of the night.

 

I was thinking that some luxury cars might have a dedicated iPhone dock - but I wouldn't know as I don't drive one. If it's just a wired connector then it's not too bad.

 

Sorry to hear about your wife's side view mirror. Sounds like the doing of some drunk college students... oh the memories!

post #97 of 114

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Yea your good to go!!!
1st time is always special. This one was not that bad. When I preordered the new iPad, it took me three hours to get through the website!

 

Yeah, Apple probably has their fancy server farm handling these orders.

 

What's surprising to me is the total lack of guilt about having just spent over $1600 (including taxes)! I suppose this is the Apple magic/Steve RDF at work.

post #98 of 114

exactly my question please keep us updated if you find out the answer and if i do I will do the same.....

post #99 of 114

So I tried ordering through Apple's website and got an iPhone reservation.......

 

It's telling me they will email me when they can get a hold up my carrier's systems and then I can finish my order but I wonder how long that will be and if I will ge my phone in the first batch delivered 9/21

 

So dumb. I should have just ordered from the Apple Store app on my phone

post #100 of 114

WTF? Now all the iPhones on Apple's site are saying shipping in 2 weeks. I was going to go ahead and buy one for myself and take the $250 hit for upgrading early.

post #101 of 114
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Yeah, Apple probably has their fancy server farm handling these orders.

What's surprising to me is the total lack of guilt about having just spent over $1600 (including taxes)! I suppose this is the Apple magic/Steve RDF at work.

Yep. I hear ya. I dropped 684 after tax.

And even though I really have no use for it, since I use the new iPad for most of my net browsing and my iMac for more involved stuff, I am slowly convincing myself the retina MacBook pro should be my next buy.
post #102 of 114
WOW. IPHONE 5 HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO TWO WEEK SHIPPING TIMES!

WE SURE HIT THEM HARD AS HELL. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT HAPPEN SO QUICKLY. MINE WILL BE HERE THE 21st THANK JEBUS!!!
post #103 of 114

I do mac/pc/ios game development so I purchase these things with my company profits.

post #104 of 114
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WOW. IPHONE 5 HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO TWO WEEK SHIPPING TIMES!
WE SURE HIT THEM HARD AS HELL. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT HAPPEN SO QUICKLY. MINE WILL BE HERE THE 21st THANK JEBUS!!!


that was fast.

post #105 of 114
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I was thinking that some luxury cars might have a dedicated iPhone dock - but I wouldn't know as I don't drive one. If it's just a wired connector then it's not too bad.

 

Sorry to hear about your wife's side view mirror. Sounds like the doing of some drunk college students... oh the memories!

 

Yeah it's my wife's Audi. The cable has this proprietary connector on one end, and a dock connector on the other. Conversely, my F-150 just has a USB port that I can plug my iPhone or a USB drive loaded with songs onto, so I'm good with just an extra cable which I ordered along with the new phone. One in the truck, one in the house.

 

And I think that's pretty much what happened. It was just a casual act of "F you," probably by some kids as it happened around graduation time, but thankfully wasn't too expensive to fix. I went down to a wrecker yard that had a pancaked A6 that was just like my wife's, except red, paid them 150 for the mirror, bought 20 bucks worth of color-matched paint + clearcoat from Pep Boys, and that was that.

post #106 of 114

Wow... it was hours before shipping was pushed back with the 4S launch. Either supply is being tightly constrained, or they just sold one buttload of phones in a hurry.
 

post #107 of 114
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If I recall correctly, all orders placed before noon EST Friday of last year all earned first day delivery, and even some shortly after that. Everything else was a day to a week behind. Considering you ordered yours within the first half hour of availability, I'm pretty confident you'll be seeing a small brown box on your doorstep in a week.

 

Both the US and Canada stores are now showing delivery as 2 weeks! Given the fast international rollout, I doubt this time it's because of supply issues. It looks like Apple is off to another record-breaking release.

post #108 of 114
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Wow... it was hours before shipping was pushed back with the 4S launch. Either supply is being tightly constrained, or they just sold one buttload of phones in a hurry.
 

 

I have a feeling it's the latter!

post #109 of 114
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I have a feeling it's the latter!

 

Probably. Good on them. This ought to result in a nice bump in their stock price tomorrow.

post #110 of 114
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Yeah it's my wife's Audi. The cable has this proprietary connector on one end, and a dock connector on the other. Conversely, my F-150 just has a USB port that I can plug my iPhone or a USB drive loaded with songs onto, so I'm good with just an extra cable which I ordered along with the new phone. One in the truck, one in the house.

 

And I think that's pretty much what happened. It was just a casual act of "F you," probably by some kids as it happened around graduation time, but thankfully wasn't too expensive to fix. I went down to a wrecker yard that had a pancaked A6 that was just like my wife's, except red, paid them 150 for the mirror, bought 20 bucks worth of color-matched paint + clearcoat from Pep Boys, and that was that.

 

Audi will most likely come out with a new cable that has the Lightning connector, though it will probably cost you an arm and 2 legs.

 

And in case someone misreads my last reply, just to set the record straight I have never vandalized anyone's property. The "worst" we ever did was set a small Christmas tree on fire outside of my friend's dormitory - we were actually a bit stunned by how quickly it went up in flames. We didn't have much time to admire our work as a sober neighbour quickly came out and put out the fire.

post #111 of 114
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Yep. I hear ya. I dropped 684 after tax.
And even though I really have no use for it, since I use the new iPad for most of my net browsing and my iMac for more involved stuff, I am slowly convincing myself the retina MacBook pro should be my next buy.

 

I am very tempted by the rMBP! I don't really need mobility, but I really want that display.

post #112 of 114
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Probably. Good on them. This ought to result in a nice bump in their stock price tomorrow.

 

True, and this is probably why I don't feel guilty at all about spending this much money on their gadgets.

post #113 of 114

Anybody have insight as to why on AT&T order confirmation one of the feature lines says, 

-Data Unlimited for iPhone on 4G LTE without Visual Voicemail $30.00
post #114 of 114
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Interesting, my order says "Delivers 9/21-9/25" though I ordered though the Apple Canada store (and the iPhones will be delivered to a Canadian address). Anyways, as long as it gets delivered that week I'll be ok.

 

Your note about the order not being cancellable intrigued me so I checked my order and it says the same ("Not eligible to edit or cancel"). However, when I click on the "Why?" it explains that we will be able to edit/cancel the order once they begin processing it.

 

Good point about waiting too long and missing out. If I do end up changing my mind I could resell these easily (and not lose money).

 

My order status is now "Preparing for Shipment" - yay! The delivery date is still the same, however.

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