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  • Shipping Times for iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Already Slip to Two Weeks


    Just a little over one hour after pre-orders for Appleís iPhone 5 opened up at midnight on Friday, the device shipping times increased to two weeks for all models. That means it took less than two hours for Apple to run dry of its initial batch of iPhone 5s, with the company already quoting a two-week wait time for customers who are still interested.

    Although a sellout was expected from analysts and consumers, many didnít think it would happen so quickly. It currently hasn't been made clear whether Apple actually sold more units than the previous iPhone 4S launch, which took nearly 24 hours to run through its stock or if the company had less stock on hand to begin with.

    If you still havenít purchased the iPhone 5 yet and want to grab one on launch day, your options are limited to visiting the brick-and-mortar Apple store or going to an Apple reseller such as Best Buy or Walmart on the day of the iPhone 5ís official release (September 21). As of right now, some are saying carriers still have some stock left over but chances are that wonít last too long either if it is true to begin with.

    Were you able to pre-order yours?

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Shipping Times for iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Already Slip to Two Weeks started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 104 Comments
    1. Papiriqui's Avatar
      Papiriqui -
      Quote Originally Posted by itsjustlenny View Post
      Maybe apple did have more phone but probably everyone went to apple site first and then AT&T. At least that's how I tried lol
      Could be, i tried at 4am eastern through the app and went through normal so i never tried ATT
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      I went to Bestbuy this morning and was first to pre order and its guaranteed on the 21st. No lines, loss of sleep or any hassles.
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      hmm it still says on att that the phones will be delievered on 9/21. but i dont believe them, can anyone confirm this?
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by LUFT5_THOR View Post
      I went to Bestbuy this morning and was first to pre order and its guaranteed on the 21st. No lines, loss of sleep or any hassles.
      Sweet
    1. DarkDragonAn's Avatar
      DarkDragonAn -
      Quote Originally Posted by soldoutluck View Post
      I feel your pain.I was up at 1:40am central @ 2:00am exactly I was trying to order through the apple store app, but had no way of choosing a gift card as payment, so had to wait an extra 4 min to get into the actual site, got into theire order and payment process and noticed that they would not ship to a different address then the one attached to your att account, so I then had to log into att and update my address since i have recently moved, once that was finished completed the process through apple and got an email at 3:10am central time that it will be a two week wait. maybe they will ship early and this was just a percausion that apple was taking so they didn't have a bunch of pissed off people come the 21'st
      I hoppe so.
    1. jjr3211's Avatar
      jjr3211 -
      Mine still says processing my order how long dose it take to change to the next step. At least it says will arrive on the 21
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Think i messed up on my plan thou when ordering! I have unlimited data which i choose. I also have 1400 family talk. So at the choose plan screen i was choosing unlimited txt but wouldnt let me saying i had to either choose the 1400(Current plan) or choose unlimited txt. Does this mean that i loose my unlimited txt or is it included with the 1400 family talk i would assume?
    1. cdwardell's Avatar
      cdwardell -
      I just spoke to AT&T and I was told as of 11:45AM PST that APPLE has run completely out of stock on the iPhone 5s and that anyone who ordered their phones through AT&T after 1:00AM PST will get a date change for shipping.
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      That's weird, because I called AT&T and they said the phone will be shipped by the 21st

      You're right, just called AT&T again and this time the lady told me mine will be moved back two weeks.
      So, I cancelled my order.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      I used the apple store app to order as the Apple site was still under construction when I visited. Mine was ordered in less than 5 min and got an e-mail instantly.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Ordered at 3am est. says it should arrive by the 21st. When I called vzw they said the 21st is and anticipation date they might arrive sooner. Can't wait.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by evolution83 View Post
      i used the apple store app to order as the apple site was still under construction when i visited. Mine was ordered in less than 5 min and got an e-mail instantly.
      +1
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      Wow I initially got my order confirmation email at 3:22am EST but then at around 5am got a cc denied email, wasn't able to get it sorted out till about 8:22am and got another confirmation email. I wonder if that's gonna put to the back of the line? lol O well if I gotta wait 2 weeks.....as long as I get it
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Shouldn't mess with it. Buddy had the same problem at work today.
    1. soldoutluck's Avatar
      soldoutluck -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sniper488 View Post
      That's weird, because I called AT&T and they said the phone will be shipped by the 21st

      You're right, just called AT&T again and this time the lady told me mine will be moved back two weeks.
      So, I cancelled my order.
      don't want anyone left out on launch day but hopefully that means anyone that had an order in prior to say 6am PST with apple will consequently have their ship date moved up from 2 weeks to the 21'st
    1. DayumQuitPlayin's Avatar
      DayumQuitPlayin -
      Well I'm getting mine delivered on the 5th of October. *sigh*

      iPhone 5 64 gig Black AT&T
      (ordered thru Apple around 1pm EST)
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DayumQuitPlayin View Post
      Well I'm getting mine delivered on the 5th of October. *sigh*

      iPhone 5 64 gig Black AT&T
      (ordered thru Apple around 1pm EST)
      Yuck for sure.
    1. catstide's Avatar
      catstide -
      Quote Originally Posted by DayumQuitPlayin View Post
      Well I'm getting mine delivered on the 5th of October. *sigh*

      iPhone 5 64 gig Black AT&T
      (ordered thru Apple around 1pm EST)
      Dang...I'd cancel and stand in line if you could.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
      Dang...I'd cancel and stand in line if you could.
      Ya I think I would try that myself
    1. skodwarde's Avatar
      skodwarde -
      21st for me...i knew it would go in an hour, i remembered they said the WWDC 2012 tickets sold out in a few hours. anyway will the Aluminum back scratch easier than the glass?