If you don’t like the idea of lining up to get your hands on Apple’s shiny new iPhone 5c on September 20, you can pre-order it starting Friday, September 13, at 12:01 AM Pacific. So plan to brew a fresh pot of coffee tonight if you want to be among the first to see the phone show up on your doorstep on September 20. East coasters: Set your alarms.
Although Apple itself has not yet specified a pre-order time for the phone, Sprint’s landing page shows that the phone will be available for pre-order beginning September 13 at 2 AM Central. And Verizon’s(vz) site shows that online pre-orders begin September 13 at 3:01 AM EST.
Of course, you can also order the phone directly from Apple itself. For the first time, Apple is selling its new iPhones on all four major U.S. carriers at launch. Prices are the same across the board at either $ 99 for 16GB or $ 199 for 32GB with a two-year contract. T-Mobile’s phone is not subsidized, so it’ll cost you $ 549 for the 16GB version and $ 649 for the 32GB.
The iPhone 5c is made of plastic, and comes in five different colors. It replaces the iPhone 5 as Apple’s midrange phone, falling between the $ 199 iPhone 5s and the free iPhone 4s.
The iPhone 5s also goes on sale September 20, but Apple will not be making it available to pre-order.
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