Apple iPhone 5 goes on sale Today. Here are some tips where you can get the iPhone 5 now and skip 2-3 week delivery
If you were wondering about those long lines of excited people waiting at certain stores with mobile phones, we can answer your question. Today Apple is releasing its latest and greatest smartphone, the iPhone 5. Last week pre-orders, depleted within an hour, amounted to millions and the lucky ones are either awaiting delivery or heading to stores to pick up their iPhone 5 even as you read this.
If you are not one of them, you can still get your hands on the new iPhone 5, but remember to switch your patient mode on because the line are going to be really long.
How can you get the iPhone 5? First of all, the smartphone can be purchased online through carriers’ websites but you will have to wait between 2 and 3 weeks for delivery, which is a disaster. If you are in no hurry and can wait that long, hit Verizon Wireless, AT&T or Sprint’s website and place the order.
If you want to have the iPhone 5 now, you will not avoid a visit to your local store. Your best (and worst) shot is Apple Store. There is a chance that the stock will not dry out to fast, but the lines are probably the longest.
Shop the Apple iPhone 5 Online
Best Buy is Apple’s big-box retail partner, so there is a chance it will get a decent inventory, but it would be better to call first to make sure you will not wait in vain. If Walmart and Target are your pick, check if they have any stock by calling the stores in your area, just to be on the safe side. When the iPhone 4S was launched at Radio Shack, the retailer got very limited quantities, so with the iPhone 5 it is kind of a gamble, but you can always try it if there is no other option.
As for the prices, there are no surprise on this front. As long as you sign a 2-year contract, the 16 GB version will set you back $199.99, for the 32 GB model you will have to pay $299.99 and if you want to double the storage to 64 GB the iPhone 5 will cost you $399.99.
Some of you may wonder what this fuss is about. Well, we are dealing here with the Apple’s 4-inch Retina display, the fastest A6 chip, latest iOS 6, 8 megapixel iSight camera, Siri assistand, iCloud, access to the largest app store, and many more, so with these specs the iPhone 5 is definitely worth fighting for.
Beside the US, today the iPhone 5 also launches in the U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Australia. Soon it will be available also in 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. Wish all of you good luck who want to get the new iPhone 5 Today.