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Apple: iPhone 5 preorders begin at 12:01AM tomorrow

Apple (AAPL) on Thursday confirmed that it will begin taking preorders for the next-generation iPhone 5 just after midnight PDT tonight. The company announced during its press conference on Wednesday that preorder availability would begin on September 14th, however it did not elaborate on exact timing. Apple has now confirmed to Wired that it will offer iPhone 5 preorders on its website beginning at 3:01 a.m. EDT, 12:01 a.m. PDT on September 14th. Verizon (VZ) and Sprint (S) each announced that preorders on their respective websites will also begin just after midnight PDT, and AT&T (T) has not yet announced preorder timing. Users can check upgrade eligibility on Apple’s website.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.