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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. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      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)
      That sucks but what are you gonna do with 64gb??
    1. catstide's Avatar
      catstide -
      Quote Originally Posted by skodwarde View Post
      will the Aluminum back scratch easier than the glass?
      Good question.It's the same material that the macs are made of and they don't scratch too easily. I guess time will tell.
    1. pathtologos's Avatar
      pathtologos -
      Set alarm for 2:45 am. Couldn't get thru apples site. Went to sprint and ordered 32 gb black with no problem. Got my shipping confirmation "on or before 9/21"!!! Loving it. Glad I got up at 3.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by skodwarde View Post
      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?
      thats what a bumper or case is for :P LOL

      iPhone 5 Cases l iPhone 5 Screen Protectors l iPhone 5 Accessories | SPIGEN SGP
    1. catstide's Avatar
      catstide -
      Good lookin stuff^^^
    1. Saved0ne's Avatar
      Saved0ne -
      Got mine ordered at 12:11am
      Their website was still down for a while after they pushed the purchase availability in their Apple Store App.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Vzw site says the 28th now was the 26th. So hopefully mine is still the 21st. Tried calling them to confirm the order since I didn't get a email but they are overloaded with calls.
    1. jcolbert66's Avatar
      jcolbert66 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RoloDiva13 View Post
      Waaay back in March 2011 they changed the upgrade rules. That every 12 mo (for $100 or more in monthly charges) mess is over. Now, they're just like the others: every 21mo. My guess is you upgraded at some point last year.
      Call them they will let you upgrade.I just did mine had to talk to supervisor but was able to get it for $199.

      Quote Originally Posted by quad104 View Post
      Did AT&T kill the upgrade every 6 months if you renew your contract?

      I went to preorder and it shows the phone being 549. What gives?
      Call At&t they will let you upgrade.
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by quad104 View Post
      Did AT&T kill the upgrade every 6 months if you renew your contract?

      I went to preorder and it shows the phone being 549. What gives?
      Basically.... Steve Jobs more than likely got them to do the early upgrade thing for the iPhone 4 release. :-(
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      yay, they fixed one of my orders now both of my iphones are gonna be here on 9/21




    1. Andaz's Avatar
      Andaz -
      Thanks for info, I'm skipping this time. I was willing to get iPad mini though but sad that's not going to happen.
    1. smittyjf's Avatar
      smittyjf -
      Anyone that preordered through Verizon and got the 21st date have their Credit Card Charged or a Pending Charge?
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Sweet my status went from processing to pending shipment :P that thru Apple
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      You guys waiting the 2 week pre-order, you do know you can go to a low volume carrier retail store and they will have plenty in stock right? Just get on launch day. You may have to stand in line for 20-30 mins but beats waiting 2 weeks! ::
    1. christoepurrr's Avatar
      christoepurrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by jcolbert66 View Post
      Call them they will let you upgrade.I just did mine had to talk to supervisor but was able to get it for $199.

      Call At&t they will let you upgrade.
      What do you mean they'll let you upgrade ? I wasn't eligible for an upgrade and got my preorder in, but if there's a way to save some money, might as well !
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jcolbert66 View Post
      Call them they will let you upgrade.I just did mine had to talk to supervisor but was able to get it for $199.

      Call At&t they will let you upgrade.
      When my 3Gs broken I was 1 week away from upgrade. AT&T rep told me there wasn't anything they could do it was a policy put in place by apple on upgrades and they couldn't do it. I spoke to the supervisor same answer, I spoke to the supervisors boss same answer. Do you have personal experience and knowledge on this?
    1. Saved0ne's Avatar
      Saved0ne -
      Quote Originally Posted by jwil736 View Post
      When my 3Gs broken I was 1 week away from upgrade. AT&T rep told me there wasn't anything they could do it was a policy put in place by apple on upgrades and they couldn't do it. I spoke to the supervisor same answer, I spoke to the supervisors boss same answer. Do you have personal experience and knowledge on this?
      Yeah honestly, just tell them that Verizon is more than happy to your business they become very negotiable. Also mention friends willing to move that are signed up pretty close to when your contract is up.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by smittyjf View Post
      Anyone that preordered through Verizon and got the 21st date have their Credit Card Charged or a Pending Charge?
      I Pre ordered on Friday but I also still didn't get a pending charge. Also I called vzw just to make sure the order went through and they said yea so the expected be here date is the 21st. Could be earlier. Going off of last year stats.
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      I Pre ordered on Friday but I also still didn't get a pending charge. Also I called vzw just to make sure the order went through and they said yea so the expected be here date is the 21st. Could be earlier. Going off of last year stats.
      oh yea i vaguely remember, it was being shipped earlier. how early?
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrhudson View Post
      oh yea i vaguely remember, it was being shipped earlier. how early?
      I think it was a day or two earlier last year with the 4s pre order.