If you want to get one of the new iPhones on the iPhone 6 release date next week without waiting in line tonight is the best time to to buy one. Technically the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus don’t go on sale until Friday September 12th, but since it happens in the middle of the night you need to make plans now.
The iPhone 6 pre-orders start at 12:01 AM Pacific, which is in the middle of the night for anyone in the rest of the country. In Ohio and New York shoppers are already setting alarms to wake up at 3 AM to buy one of the new iPhones.
No matter which model you want, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, tonight is the best time to order one if you need it on day one.
By this time tomorrow you will still be able to go online or in to a store for an iPhone 6 pre-order, but you may be looking at delivery in October if the new iPhones prove as popular as analysts expect. Apple sold more than 9 million iPhones in the first week of sales last year and for two brand new iPhone designs with bigger screens sales are expected to go bigger and faster this year.
You don’t need to wake up in the middle of the night to place an iPhone 6 pre-order if you are willing to wait in line, chance walking in on the iPhone 6 release date or simply don’t care when exactly you get the new iPhone, but if you are one of the few million buyers that want or need a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, a pre-order is your best bet.
Here are the most important things you need to know for a successful iPhone 6 pre-order.
Both of the new iPhone 6 pre-orders start tonight. If you want the regular iPhone 6 you can expect to pay $199 or about $27 a month on one of the new early upgrade plans. The iPhone 6 Plus is $299 on a two-year contract or $37.50 or so on an Edge, Jump! or Next upgrade.
There are five places to go for an iPhone 6 pre-order tonight, six if you count the Apple Store app which is a favorite place for many shoppers to go for an easy upgrade.
Apple takes iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders for home delivery or in store pickup. You can order on Apple.com or in the Apple Store App.
All of these iPhone 6 Pre-order options start at;
- 12:01 AM Pacific
- 1:01 AM Mountain
- 2:01 AM Central
- 3:01 AM Eastern
You can also check out more on where you can pre-order the iPhone 6 to see the in-store options like Radio Shack, Walmart and Best Buy that allow you to make an in store iPhone 6 pre-order starting tomorrow soon after they open.
For more on what you need to know, read our 11 iPhone 6 Pre-order tips which walk you through everything you need to make sure you are successful. There is always a chance that the websites will slow down and the iPhone 6 you want will sell out — and you need the right login information handy so be sure to check out this guide for a stress free iPhone 6 pre-order.
You’ll see options to buy iPhone 6 warranties or insurance plans when you check out, so check out the top iPhone 6 warranties before you start the process so you know what to buy.
If you still need help deciding which iPhone to buy you should read our iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus comparison and check out why one member of the Gotta Be Mobile team believes the iPhone 6 Plus is the best new iPhone.