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BLOG: FAQ: How to score an iPhone 5 on Friday

Gregg Keizer | Sept. 21, 2012
If you're jonesing for an iPhone 5 and you didn't order in the middle of the night last week, here's a look at how you might still get on when they go on sale Friday.

I'm desperate...! I hit the snooze button on the alarm last week and my pre-order won't show up until Oct. 5, for Pete's sake. Can I cancel the online pre-order and go stand in line tomorrow? -- Signed, "Frustrated in Mass." You are desperate. And kind of sad, too.

But yes, you can.

Look at your order for the iPhone 5: To find it, go to the online Apple Store, click Account at the upper right, then "View Order History." Pull down the "All Items Action" list for the iPhone 5 order. If it says "Cancel Item," you're set.

You might want to wait to pull that trigger until you score one Friday by heading out into the real world. Once you have your iPhone, you can return to the online order and cancel.

Someone else will get that iPhone 5. And you'll have just added some karma to your account.



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