The German telecoms giant, Deutsche Telekom has started taking iPhone 5 Pre-Orders, reports Bloomberg. Deutsche Telekom (Parent company of T-Mobile) has in fact begun issuing support tickets – one per customer to their existing customers.
Deutsche Telekom AG will allow customers to reserve the next generation of Apple Inc’s iPhone as of today in anticipation of supply bottlenecks for the device, spokesman Alexander von Schmettow said by phone. The operator will hand out coupons to people who expressly request the successor model to the iPhone 4, without providing the name or release details of the device, he said.
Deutsche Telekom has taken this unusual step of offering pre-orders to their existing customers without any actual existence of the device because it foresees “supply bottlenecks.” The tickets issued will be redeemed on a first-come-first-served basis once the fabled handset arrives.
Would you pre-order a phone that hasn’t been announced and doesn’t even have a name yet?