Apple iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Now Available Online [Update]

Apple announced iPhone 5 pre-orders would be available on Friday, September 14th and now the time has come. We first noted to you the 12:01AM PDT start time for iPhone 5 pre-orders, as confirmed via Apple’s online chat. This midnight PDT start time is similar to what we saw last year for iPhone 4S pre-orders.

The Apple Store online has been down for the past couple hours preparing for an impending surge of traffic and should be online anytime now…

Pricing

iPhone 5 pricing for unlocked units is as follows:

  • 16GB/$699
  • 32GB/799
  • 64GB/899

You’ll note that these prices are $50 higher compared to last year’s iPhone 4S. Strangely enough, the US pricing for the iPhone 5 this year remains at $649/$749/$849 for unlocked models. Gee, welcome to Canada.

Take our poll below: what model/colour will you be ordering (can’t see it? you’ll need to click through to the site to vote!)?

PS – looking to reserve online for carrier upgrades? Telus pre-orders have started at the same time (12AM PDT/3AM EDT) and Rogers/Fido is set to kick off between 6AM-7AM EDT. Bell hasn’t mentioned a time yet, but expect it to be in the early AM.

Update: You can also place your order through the Apple Store iOS app. My order went through without a hitch. GOOD LUCK.

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  • Hilton Routley

    Very impressed with apple. Checked out and everything at 12:05 32GB black and slate iPhone 5

  • ca264

    Tried buying online but the store was down, tried the Apple Store app on the phone and had my unlocked 16gb in under a minute.

  • jin

    as wondering the same thing.

  • Pat

    Page is still down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511284933 Bailey Mc

    ,,,,,,,,,,and still down

  • wuju

    Anyone got into the pre-order yet? I still have the “We’ll be back” messaging. :(

  • Courteney

    I got my white iPhone 5 through Telus. Yippee! :)

  • Guest

    Ordered it through app

  • eszai

    I just successfully placed an order of 64gb black via apple store application thru iphone.

  • Magrat22

    Use the iPhone app. Got through no problem :)

  • larrylarry

    What’s everyone’s expected delivery date? I have Sept. 21-24

  • Dave

    Well, 15 mins past and still not up. What a surprise. :)

  • jin

    thanks for the heads up. total bs

  • Magrat22

    Use the App Luke..use the App!!

  • Magrat22

    Use the App :)

  • benbar21

    Working on my iPhone!
    I already have one phone in my cart.
    It’s just really slow.

  • Magrat22

    Apple Store app works no problem :)

  • Vikram662

    USE THE APPLE STORE APP!!!

    Just got mine!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Mine came online just before 12:01am. Ordered and done.

  • Magrat22

    S’what I keep telling people :P

  • anon

    It was up on the iPhone ‘Apple Store’ right away.

  • Magrat22

    21-25 :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/Pharmerboy Bruce Liao

    use the Apple Store App on your iphone or ipad…it’s up on there already (and I already pre-ordered)

  • Vikram662

    Does this phone come with a nano sim?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    No.

  • Magrat22

    Nano sim

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedmc Zaid Choudhary

    What’s the delivery date showing up for you guys? mine is

    Ships: Delivers 9/21-9/25

  • Vikram662

    ;)

  • xxxJDxxx

    The apple store wasn’t loading in chrome, so i tried in safari. Order placed.

  • eszai

    It is impossible to order it thru on line right now, but no problem with iphone apple store

  • Vikram662

    Do you know how much rogers will charge me for one?

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedmc Zaid Choudhary

    same chrome screwed me up, i was like 10 mins late

  • Wstoneman

    Getting an error on the app… Really?!?!

  • anon

    If ordered from Apple, I don’t think it’ll come with anything at all. Only if ordered from a Carrier

  • bhinder

    my apple store is saying that updating sight can anyone help please

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    $10. Free at Apple Stores.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedmc Zaid Choudhary

    use safari

  • wuju

    go to the App all I get is “Turn Epxress Checkout on”, Help, or Call Apple. :(

    Where is the buy button!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Pharmerboy Bruce Liao

    Expected Delivery = Sept 21-25!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    It’s the price in the middle of the screen.

  • anon

    mine worked, bought 2.
    But it timed out and gave me an error probably 5 times before it went through

  • dave

    Nice, got it through the app no problem. Figured the webpage would be up first.

    Said delivers 21-25. Guessing it will be like the new iPad in that major cities will get them launch day.

    Time for ZzZ

  • gerry

    Got mine as well

  • Vikram662

    Sweet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedmc Zaid Choudhary

    Did anyone get Delivers by Sep 21?

  • Kirk

    Done and done. 32 GB ordered through app. Got email. Huzzay!

  • woodynuts

    App worked for me, was a total piece of cake. Finally all that hard work through the summer has paid off!

  • Vikram662

    NOOB QUESTION

    My receipt iPhone 5 64GB Black & Slate (GSM), Unlocked.
    “GSM” is the only option in Canada right?

    Noob Nooby Noob Nooooob

  • wuju

    Hurray. Went through. Order the 64G black. Thanks guys for the order through the App tip. :)

  • Kirk

    Lmao ur good bro

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Yes.

  • Vikram662

    They’re why I come here everyday!

  • wstoneman

    Had to turn off the one click checkout…. 20 minutes wasted. Better get mine on the 21st.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Yes

  • benbar21

    Yay it worked, round 1/3 done.
    Still need to line up as my entire family wants them. So I’ve now ordered 2/6.
    Also need to wake up at 6 to order one on rogers.
    By the way, before the rogers myaccount went down, it said that it would be back up at 6.

  • Vikram662

    You done did it with that move!

    I was thinking about it but was like nah it can’t be that easy lol

    Great call.

  • Hilton Routley

    Anyone get an option to select a nano sim for their carrier? because I did not throughout the checkout process

  • http://twitter.com/derekpurdy Derek Purdy

    Well, I got one (Black 64GB).. don’t know what carrier to choose yet. want lots of data, unlimited text, and very little minutes.. cheap price… any ideaS?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    SIM is not included.

  • Dave

    No, looks like no sim with the app orders, not sure about webpage.

  • Pat

    Web site was slow to login, but once pass it went pretty well to complete the order. Now the waiting continues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedmc Zaid Choudhary

    So its a safe bet I wont get mine on the 21st? Mine said delivers 21-25

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    App or Webpage, no SIM.

  • Vikram662

    I got “Delivers 9/21-9/25″

    Anyone get anything else?

  • Kirk

    Gah the dang lightning connector is 45 bucks! B I ordered it…damn u apple…lol

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    The price people pay for plastic…. :(

  • http://twitter.com/derekpurdy Derek Purdy

    well, it comes with one already.. guess i should of bought a car charger or something..

  • http://www.facebook.com/yk.andrew.lee Andrew Young Keun Lee

    Same here. Is that mean we might get the iPhone after 9/21?

  • Guest

    I went through the webpage and there was no option

  • Kirk

    Lol

  • Kirk

    Oh Derek I meant the adaptor not cable

  • Hilton Routley

    I better not have to pay Rogers for a new sim. Had to get a new one already because I sold my 4S

  • http://twitter.com/hac_horacio Hora Coronel

    I’ve used the Apple Store app. Everything went fine. No way to order a nano sim for my carrier though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zedmc Zaid Choudhary

    I got the same. The mod said people got Delivers by the 21st.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    $10. Free at Apple Stores though.

  • http://twitter.com/derekpurdy Derek Purdy

    oh to use with older cables, devices, etc.. gotcha

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    I got Delivers September 20… :)

  • VPrime

    Same here… Looks like a potential situation similar to the 4S preorder from last year. Where a lot of people got it on Monday or tuesday.

  • Vikram662

    Sweet baby jebus!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Not necessarily. Shipments have been known to arrive a day before even.

  • Hilton Routley

    Just wanted everyone to know Apple posted this delivery map to show the delivery zones for launch day and then the following week! hopefully everyone is in dark blue area!

  • Hilton Routley

    The map in my post above explains that situation

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Yeah I remember that map. They like to under promise and over deliver with these pre-orders that’s for sure.

  • Vikram662

    Crap! I bought the 30 pin adapter but just found out it comes with one.

    Not a big deal.

  • CptKirk

    @xxxJDxxx:disqus Thanks for the safari tip. Was trying with Firefox and saw your post. Sure enough opened Safari and had no troubles. Just wondering, I noticed during the selection process that an adapter was $45 instead of $35 and it said additional adapter. when I read the description it says your iPhone includes an adapter, did anyone else notice that?

  • Vikram662

    That’s because you on the inside. we’re just a bunch of normies looking in :(

  • CptKirk

    Ordered mine through Safari as well. Did anyone else notice that the lightning adapter was $45 during the process but it said additional. In the description it said your iPhone includes one. Is this true?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Where is stated that the adapter is included? The cable is there..

  • Kirk

    It is the adaptor to switch from 30 pin to lightning that is 45 dollars. But my receipt says ships oct so the other thing must be the reg cable

  • Hilton Routley

    Lightening to USB adapter not the lightening to 30pin

  • Kirk

    Oh fuk? Really? Is that the reg cable? Cause if not I made same mistake

  • http://twitter.com/derekpurdy Derek Purdy

    hrmm need someway to protect it, going to need a skin and screen protector asap.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Ya, very strange. Could they actually be favouring people using safari? LOL

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    I kid, I kid. 21 to 25 for me.

  • Hilton Routley

    Hopefully it’s the same as the iPad 3 launch because I got mine as they promised according to the map haha

  • http://twitter.com/derekpurdy Derek Purdy

    if you’re on virgin and can’t log into the website with firefox use Safari. I dont know why, but it works.

  • Vikram662

    HEY! just noticed that through the app i got charged $45 for the adapter but on the site its $35
    Whaaaaa??

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    I think people are confusing the difference between the Lightning to 30-Pin ($35), the Lightning to 30-Pin 0.2m ($45), and the Lightning to USB ($21) (included)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    You probably purchased the larger adapter with the cable.
    http://store.apple.com/ca/product/MD824/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter-02-m

  • http://www.ryantoyota.com/ Ryan

    Lightning to USB would be the standard cable, not technically an adapter.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Yea, it does state that it includes an adapter. Interesting.
    “Your iPhone includes a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter for connecting 30-pin accessories to devices featuring the Lightning connector. Purchase this additional adapter to have a second adapter for your home or office.”

  • http://www.ryantoyota.com/ Ryan

    Your iPhone includes a Lightning to USB cable. Not an adapter to the old 30-pin connection. That’s extra.

  • Hilton Routley

    well it plugs into the usb adapter, didn’t specify enough

  • Vikram662

    I just went through the site just to make sure that I didn’t miss anything by going through the app and in the descriptions of the addable accessories they say “one comes with it but buy an extra blah blah”.

  • http://www.ryantoyota.com/ Ryan

    You mean the USB power adapter?

  • http://twitter.com/hac_horacio Hora Coronel

    This is what their website says:
    Additional Lightning to 30-pin Adapter
    Your iPhone includes a Lightning to 30-pin Adapter for connecting 30-pin accessories to devices featuring the Lightning connector. Purchase this additional adapter to have a second adapter for your home or office.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Hmm…based on that it may in fact be included.

  • Kirk

    Ex what is the difference between the 45 one and 35? I’m one of those folks

  • http://www.ryantoyota.com/ Ryan

    I think people must be confusing the power adapter with a 30-pin adapter.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    $45 has a cable attachment. $35 does not. See here: http://store.apple.com/ca/product/MD824/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter-02-m

  • http://www.ryantoyota.com/ Ryan

    Oh really? I didn’t place an order, but I’m going by the “What’s in the box” section on the product listing page. Strange that it wouldn’t list it there.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Yep. Noticed the same thing, and it clearly has a picture of the 30 pin to lightning adapter right beside it.

  • Vikram662

    “Additional Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    Your iPhone includes a Lightning
    to 30-pin Adapter for connecting 30-pin accessories to devices featuring
    the Lightning connector. Purchase this additional adapter to have a
    second adapter for your home or office.”

    Additional Lightning to USB Cable

    Your iPhone includes a Lightning
    to USB cable. Purchase this additional cable to charging and syncing
    your iPhone with your Mac or Windows PC.”

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    According to the second page during ordering where customers can add additional items, the information under the Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter clearly states that the iPhone 5 includes one free adapter. Interesting.

  • CptKirk

    Yup that’s what I noticed. Was going to order adapter but saw the $45. And then noticed it said additional…

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Screenshot or you’re lying.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    How about…fu? :)

  • Vikram662

    DOUBLE CRAP!!

    THERES TWO TYPES OF 30 PIN ADAPTERS.

    One is just a dongle while the other has a wire.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    I’m less sad/angry now that one may be included. Still a ridiculous price to pay for additional adapters.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Yep.
    Dongle = $35
    Dongle with wire = $45 (mental price for a cable. mental)

  • Kirk

    Oh that’s much better then. But it ships oct >_>

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    This is going to be a fairly jam-packed box. iPhone, USB power, lightning to USB cable, earpods, earpods travel case, lightning to 30-pin adapter. wow!

  • xxxJDxxx

    I’m sure the “knockoffs” from HK will be shipping very soon.

  • Rick

    ya I didn’t have the option either I was sweating for a few min cause I wanted to go thru the via rail e boutique every dollar spent equals 1 point its enough for a 1 way Trip to Toronto :-) as a bonus

  • Vikram662

    Just realized something

    Since I used the Apple Store App…

    My iPhone 4 just bought my iPhone 5

    MIND BLOWN!!!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    lol…someone needs a hobby :)
    (that is pretty wild though…very Back to the Future-esque…kinda)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    BOOM. Shipment times just pushed to TWO WEEKS!!!!!!!
    1 hour and 5 minutes after midnight. Might as well wait in line at Apple Stores at this point. Will definitely be faster in about a week.

  • Scratch

    Ordered through iOS app. It went through smoothly and with launch day delivery. Sweet!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Whoa. Rude much?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Lol

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Isn’t it way past your bedtime?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Didn’t I already say fu earlier? :)

  • wuju

    strange. according to the website what is included in the box. It says

    iPhone 5Apple EarPods with Remote and MicLightning to USB CableUSB Power AdapterDocumentation

  • erik thiessen

    just ordered thru the app. ie said the store was closed.

  • saberon

    Yahoo! My order confirmation email has a time of 1:00MDT (midnight pacific)

    Here’s hoping for a day 1 delivery

  • Nonsuch30

    Order status changed to ‘Preparing Shipment’

  • Stephanie Lefebvre

    I just received an email from Telus stating that they are offering me a free upgrade from a 16GB iPhone 5 to a 32GB iPhone 5 if I am willing to wait unitl October 12 to receive it. I said yes but have no confirmation anything. Did I totally get scammed? Has anyone else received this email?