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Just an hour after pre-orders for the iPhone 5 went live , Apple Store shipping estimates for new pre-orders have already slipped to two weeks in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, and Australia. Once transit times are accounted for, users pre-ordering now may not receive their iPhones until nearly two weeks after the official launch date of September 21. Customers may still be able to receive launch-day delivery by ordering through their carriers. AT&T , Verizon , and Sprint are listing 9/21 delivery dates at the time of this posting — but those dates may not immediately reflect available stock
Verizon , AT&T , and Sprint and Apple are now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 5. U.S. customers can order on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint. Pricing may vary with your upgrade eligibility. Standard prices with 2 years contract are $199 (16GB), $299 (32GB), and $399 (64GB)
Both Apple’s Online Store and AT&T’s website have gone offline in preparation for the iPhone 5 preorders in the next few hours. AT&T has posted a countdown to their site. MacRumors also has a countdown at the top of our front page .
There has been some consternation over the lack of backwards compatibility with the new Lightning dock connector in the iPhone 5. The Lightning to 30-pin adapter doesn’t pass any video and may not work with all audio docks . One MacRumors reader expressed particular concern over the lack of video support, noting that many in-car aftermarket entertainment systems use the video out function of the 30-pin connector to display and control apps from head units.
Apple has added the web versions of Reminders and Notes to the public iCloud.com website for access from desktop Macs and PCs. These web apps have been live for developers in beta for several months
The Verge has confirmed that the Verizon version of the iPhone 5 will not support simultaneous voice and data. The AT&T iPhone has supported simultaneous talk and data since the iPhone 3G was released because of the GSM network it uses. Verizon gave this statement to MacRumors : iPhone 5 was designed to allow simultaneous voice calling on the Verizon Wireless network while browsing the Internet over WiFi. This is no different from the current iPhone 4S
Verizon, Sprint and AT&T have all confirmed that FaceTime over Cellular will be supported by their networks on all devices that are capable of the feature . This contradicts other reporting which suggested that FaceTime over Cellular would only be available on the iPhone 5.
Architecture website Dezeen was prominently featured in the iPhone 5 promotional video revealed yesterday, and today the site has posted a brief behind-the-scenes look at how the collaboration came to fruition. The site is featured in the video starting around the 1:16 mark, with the iPhone 5 user opening an email with a link to the website. He clicks the link, views the site, navigates to Safari’s bookmarks list and then opens another page
While Apple has yet to officially announce tomorrow’s starting time for iPhone 5 pre-orders, it is beginning to look like the launch will follow the same pattern as last year with pre-orders starting at 12:01 AM Pacific Time / 3:01 AM Eastern Time. Apple sales representatives have been telling customers asking about availability that pre-orders will begin at that time, and both Verizon and Sprint have announced 12:01 AM Pacific launches for their own pre-orders.
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.