The iPhone 5 pre-orders are set to commence tomorrow at 12.01 AM.
While Apple did confirm that pre-orders will open on Friday, the firm didn’t specify an exact time frame. However, Apple’s PR firm has told Wired that pre-orders for the iPhone 5 will go live in several hours.
Apple’s carrier partners Sprint and Verizon have also confirmed that pre-orders will begin on early Friday morning.
Sprint will begin pre-orders at 12:01 a.m. PDT Sept. 14, while Verizon will throw open its online doors a full minute earlier at 12 a.m. PDT Sept. 14.
AT&T has yet to confirm when it will begin selling the phone online, but in the past has offered pre-orders in tandem with Apple.
The iPhone 5 will be released on September 21st in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
The second stage of global roll out of the device, meanwhile, will see 22 countries receiving the smartphone on September 28th – Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.