iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Start Off With Issues

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We were able to successfully pre-order an iPhone 5 at 3:14 a.m. EDT.

At around 2:50 a.m. EDT we logged on to Apple, Verizon, and AT&T.

AT&T’s website displayed a neat countdown clock that helped us stay on track of exactly when pre-orders released.

We ordered our phone through Apple’s Apple Store app. We were also successful on Verizon’s site.

Before the clock struck 3 a.m. EDT Verizon’s website was not responding. It took 8 minutes for us to break through on AT&T.

Here’s a quick rundown of what we experienced:

  • As of 3:32 a.m. EDT the Apple Store website is still down.
  • At 3:37 a.m. EDT we broke through Apple. The Apple Store is working and we aren’t experiencing any problems. AT&T’s website and Verizon’s seem ok too from what we can tell.
  • As of 3:41 a.m. EDT everything seems to be working well. We’re annoyed that you can’t pre-order no contract/unlocked phones but sort of expected that.
  • We scanned Twitter to see other’s reactions, some people are still having issues.
  • As of 4:00 a.m. EDT everything is working fine.

Tell us about your iPhone 5 pre-order experience in the comments.

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