iPhone 5c Preorders Set to Start Friday at 12:01AM PST

Both Sprint and Verizon will start taking iPhone 5c preorders starting at 12:01AM pacific time (3:01AM eastern) on Friday, September 13. Apple introduced the new midrange iPhone model during a special media event earlier this week.

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The iPhone 5c is much like the iPhone 5. It uses an Apple designed A6 processor, has a 4-inch Retina Display, includes an 8 megapixel digital camera, Siri support, and more. Unlike the iPhone 5, it sports a scratch-resistant plastic back available in several colors.

Apple said iPhone 5c preorders would start on Friday, but didn't announce a time. With two carriers already announcing a time, and AT&T saying "coming soon," it's a safe bet Apple's official preorder launch time will be 12:01AM pacific time, too.