The iphone 5 is going to be my first iphone.
Since I've never purchased one before, I'm wondering, who else besides Apple offers preorders in the United States? Does anyone offer them on the same date that Apple does?
I only ask because I'd prefer to avoid having to go to the Apple store when it comes out. I like Apple but the thought of waiting in line for hours annoys me.
Which retailers, if any, typically offer preorders? Which ones officially offer pre-orders?