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Now that the much-anticipated iPhone 5 has been unveiled, millions will be flocking to be among the first to get their hands on the new device. But what is the best way to do that? Here are all the details you need to pre-order your iPhone 5.
Should I Pre-Order an iPhone?
Given that this is Apple's first redesigned phone since the iPhone 4 in 2010, the iPhone 5 release could definitely prompt a sort of Black Friday madness, and its not even Christmas yet.
Pre-ordering the iPhone 5 may be more difficult this time around than it has been in the past. It is unclear whether customers on any network will be able to make reservations for the phone at this point. Presales will be available online, however, beginning Sept. 14. Those looking to buy the phones in stores will have to wait an extra week.
Verizon Presale Online: Sept. 14 (3 a.m.) In Store: Sept. 21
ATT Presale Online: Sept. 14 ( ? ) In Store: Sept. 21
Sprint Presale Online: Sept. 14 (3:01 a.m.) In Store: Sept. 21
Apple Presale Online: Sept. 14 (12 a.m.) In Store: Sept. 21 (8 a.m.)
For those who happen to be behind on all the new features of iPhone 5, its not too late to watch the release or get the specs here.
Apple has also provided a link for new wireless customers to find which phone plan is the best fit or perhaps the most bang for your buck. The link fails to include Verizon's newest family share plan, though. Share plans start at $60 a month for 2G of data and they go up to $100 for 10 GB of data. For each smartphone added on the plan, customers pay an extra $40 (basic lines add $10).