New rumors say that Apple will take pre-orders of the iPhone 5 as soon as the announcement is done.
Apple is supposed to announce the iPhone 5 on September 12. Now iMore reports that their sources say that Apple will also start to take iPhone 5 pre-orders on the same day. The release of the iPhone 5 is still seen to be on September 21.
The iPhone pre-order phase is already is already a tradition. If you do not pre-order your new iPhone you will have to wait weeks unless you camp in front of an Apple Store and be one of the first to get in.
Apple always holds a certain stock of iPhones for the also very traditional lines that form in front of Apple Stores for the iPhone launch.