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  • Initial iPhone 4S Supplies Run Dry, Now Shipping in 1-2 Weeks


    If you havenít already pre-ordered an iPhone 4S, then you probably arenít going to get one on October 14, when they officially go on sale. Apple now shows ship times of 1-2 weeks for every iPhone 4S configuration.

    The iPhone 4S pre-sale has been going on for approximately 24 hours and it now seems likely that Appleís initial supply may have run dry for the moment. High demand is sure to keep supplies tight for the foreseeable future.

    In the past, Apple has updated the iPhone every 12 months or so. The last iPhone update came 16 months ago and rumors of a new model have been running rampant ever since.

    Many people were let down when Tim Cook unveiled the new iPhone 4S. For a time, it seemed that Apple might release two new models this year, but those rumors turned out to be false. Despite some members of the media being disappointed with the new iPhone 4S, most people seem happy with the new features being introduced with this model.

    Apple is set to turn the iPhone into an intelligent assistant with Siri when the iPhone 4S is released next week. Siri demonstrations appear to be very impressive and the voice recognition technology seems to work flawlessly. Weíll see if Siri is as accurate in the real world. If youíre lucky and donít mind long lines, you might be able to find an iPhone 4S at an Apple Store next Friday. Good Luck.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Initial iPhone 4S Supplies Run Dry, Now Shipping in 1-2 Weeks started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Everyone else in your situation will be out there standing in line so get there EARLY Good luck!
      For sure. Last year I camped out just so I could get in early to pick up and activate; I managed to be 5th in line out of nearly 1000 at the Cherry Hill Mall in NJ. I'm gonna try the same timing this year, if not earlier.
    1. rud3bwoy's Avatar
      rud3bwoy -
      MINES IS being prepared for shipment =D the status update was changed a few hours ago i changed my order from atnt to apple the next day THANK GOD!
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      Quote Originally Posted by purplemonkeyspank View Post
      Will apple never bloody learn!!! Half a decade later and they still Don't have the braincells to think their phones will do well and make enough to go around on launch? After all these months between what SHOULD have been this iPhones release and they STILL haven't made enough? What a useless bunch of morons! Am i the only one annoyed by this?
      I don't see how you think they didn't plan for this. Do you not think producing close to 1.5 million units a week is good enough? ( I'm pretty sure about that number, I mat be off a little though) With launching on three carriers, in multiple countries, at the same time, just how long did you expect for the stockpile to last? That and you have to take into account god knows how many units they are shipping to every apple store in America, and att, and Verizon, and sprint. Just how quickly do you think they can make these things AND keep up with demand on all of their other products?

      Quote Originally Posted by buttrr76 View Post
      actually its not apple who is not letting you change your shipping address it is your phone carrier. for security reason they only allow you to ship your phone to your billing address that way you can't say you didn't get your phone. it shows this on the att website if you read the fine print. just like you i wanted to ship the phone to my work, so i could get my phone during the day and not wait until i got home
      I wanted that as well and figured out how. I just changes my billing address to my work address for the time being and once I get my phone, I'll change it back. The system updates live and as soon as I changed it on att site, apple got the new shipping address.
    1. ricroc911's Avatar
      ricroc911 -
      I dont understand people saying that us in the UK have to wait 1-2 weeks after launch day. I pre-ordered mine yesterday from Orange UK and rang them today after reading this story and they have told me that "They know how many they are getting for launch on the 14th and that i am in the first batch to receive mine on the 14th". I got the lady on the phone to check this with her supervisor and she said 100% i will get my 4S on launch day!!! So happy days here :-)
    1. sammo123's Avatar
      sammo123 -
      People need to stop getting so frustrated with the pre-ordering. Clearly they have a lot of phones at the ready. if they let 100% of their phones to be pre-ordered then there would be none in the stores. They also have to supply many countries. Limiting supply is a way to increase demand, people are going to want it either way so it won't stop them from buying it in the long run. I personally do not like to pre-order because what makes the release of apple products so great is the formation of lines outside the stores. Its a great experience and i personally would rather wait around with other apple fans than click a button on the computer and wait for it to be delivered
    1. Greatbiguns's Avatar
      Greatbiguns -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      How did initial supplies run dry? Didn't they order millions of these phones from the manufacturers? Didn't Apple hire MULTIPLE companies to build this phone instead of just Foxconn?

      lol. Apple is playing you people like a fiddle.

      This is intentional supply shortage at its finest yet again.

      We all know this is Apple's trick to hype the newest product, whatever it may be... I'm still holding out for the iPhone XL


      Every launch is the same, Apple holds back the supply to keep the interest and hype up as long as they can!! Long lines everywhere for as long as possible makes Apple look more desireable and helps to peak interest longer. It has been successful for them in the past and they will continue to do it, those sneaky Bastards...
    1. kwatson301's Avatar
      kwatson301 -
      Does anyone know what service AT&T will be shipping the iPhones 4S? AT&T used my previous address to ship the iPhone, and when I called AT&T they said that it would have to contact whichever service my tracking number says. If it's ups or fedex then I can have it held, but I don't know if i can do this with USPS. I only live a few blocks from my old address, but it's an apartment complex and I don't want to have the fight the current residents for my package. I only live a block away from my post office, so I would much eager just have it held. I also moved in March and did a change of address, would they still forward a package to my new address? Thanks for help in advance!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kwatson301 View Post
      Does anyone know what service AT&T will be shipping the iPhones 4S? AT&T used my previous address to ship the iPhone, and when I called AT&T they said that it would have to contact whichever service my tracking number says. If it's ups or fedex then I can have it held, but I don't know if i can do this with USPS. I only live a few blocks from my old address, but it's an apartment complex and I don't want to have the fight the current residents for my package. I only live a block away from my post office, so I would much eager just have it held. I also moved in March and did a change of address, would they still forward a package to my new address? Thanks for help in advance!
      It will either be UPS or FedEx. You won't know until you get a tracking number though who they decided to use.
    1. kwatson301's Avatar
      kwatson301 -
      Thanks for the reply. I'm hoping it's one of those, because I can just have them hold it. I think if it's shipped USPS, then I think it will be a bit hard to have them hold it.
    1. kent0t's Avatar
      kent0t -
      when it says "ships by oct 14" does that mean we received by 14th?
    1. ricroc911's Avatar
      ricroc911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kent0t View Post
      when it says "ships by oct 14" does that mean we received by 14th?
      No it means it will be loaded for delivery on that date, not delivered. But you should still get it on the 14th, i just think they are covering thereselves by saying that.
    1. GranDaddyPurp's Avatar
      GranDaddyPurp -
      Quote Originally Posted by kwatson301 View Post
      Thanks for the reply. I'm hoping it's one of those, because I can just have them hold it. I think if it's shipped USPS, then I think it will be a bit hard to have them hold it.
      My friend, she got her iPhone thru AT&T and they shipped it via USPS so maybe it's the same for you.