Back in April we first heard that Apple was planning to release their newest iPhone in September and earlier this month we got official confirmation. Last night/this morning at 12:00 AM PT, the iPhone 5 became available for presale online. As many of you are well aware, Apple has enjoyed many, many years of success selling their products … particularly, the iPhone. In years past, I have clocked more hours than I care to admit waiting in line at Apple stores around the SoCal area. I’ve learned over the years that the best way to get the iPhone on release day is to preorder the phone … IF you can manage it. It is being reported that the entire stock of release day iPhone 5s sold out in under an hour at apple.com. Dang.
I was among the throngs of people hammering the online Apple Store last night at 12:00 AM and was among the throngs of people who could not access the site at all. Fortunately, I have the Apple Store app installed on my current iPhone and was able to breeze thru the preorder process, securing the iPhone 5 in less than 30 seconds. I’m not sure how difficult it was for others trying to place preorders with the app but I assume many people were very successful seeing that the release day stock of phones sold out so quickly. On release day, next Friday, you can count on seeing massive lines of people waiting in front of Apple Stores all across the country, hoping to get their hands on the iPhone 5. Thankfully, I’ll be one of the lucky folks who will just wait for the phone to be delivered to my door on release day.
So, yeah, that was pretty much the highlight of my night last night. Yesterday afternoon was spent in quiet reflection … it was a very chill day. Not sure what my plan is for today. I’m in a cleaning/purging mood so I may make some headway on that front. We’ll see. I hope you are having a fabulous Friday. Happy Weekend, folks :D