Preorders for the newest iPhones, rumor has it, will begin on September 15. At 12:01 am PDT, Apple enthusiasts from all around the globe will rush Apple.com/iPhone in a frenzied attempt to get their hands on the newest model.
Luckily, the midnight availability (3am Eastern) is going to limit some of those that’d otherwise be interested in purchasing one. But it’s not going to limit interest enough to avoid the slowdowns associated with hundreds of thousands of people furiously hitting refresh in hopes of getting that coveted new iDevice. And, if rumors are to be believed, this year’s model will experience a longer backlog than usual, as supply chain issues could leave all but the earliest preorders waiting weeks for their delivery date.