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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. Ozdude's Avatar
      Ozdude -
      had my 4s set to alert at 4:58pm AEST. I launched the store app on my 4s that I had preloaded with the order page from yest. Saw they took down page few hours prior to preorder. It was up with the price and purchase moments after I launched app, so don't know bout the gobal :01 after the hour scenario, but I reckon mine was in system only few seconds after it turn the hour. Got the conf email soon as I went back to my PC and checked bout 2 mins later. Noted it state available for deliver 21/9-27/9. So now I wait to see if it was worth it. They cert made it easy for us in Oz by setting the 12am Pacific time- very handy Maybe I'll get a 'Sheeple' award for my swiftness(won't call it an effort cause it wasn't)
    1. Papiriqui's Avatar
      Papiriqui -
      I ordered mine with the app at 4am ET and got a 2 week waiting or delivery.
    1. BIG BUFF's Avatar
      BIG BUFF -
      3:00am order 2 📱📱iphone5 32gb from apple web site went smooth and will receive 21st can't wait to get my hands on that baby.
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      I preordered when I got into work about 45 mins ago and it was still at 2 weeks. I don't mind waiting the extra week because I'm sure a new JB won't be ready for it that soon anyways..
    1. itsjustlenny's Avatar
      itsjustlenny -
      i cant decide between the white or blackkkkk!!!!!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I purchased both of mine at 6:00am MT and both will take 2 weeks to ship....crazy! I see another Apple record coming!
    1. jeproks's Avatar
      jeproks -
      I ordered mine at at&t's website at 7:45am EST and shows delivery for Sept. 21. I am also glad that they are letting us with unlimited data keep it. "Data Plan Unlimited on 4G LTE-R" with 25% service discount through my company.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Yup, ATT website still saying the 21st. So that's where to go now I guess for online pre-orders if you want it then.
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eurocivic View Post
      I preordered mine through the apple store app around 3:10 est. with no problem at all.
      Same here after trying several times on AT&T and apple I remembered to use the app lol although my cc was denied cuz of multiple charges at 3am I called my cc and my orders are now being processed and say will ship 9/21
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      Just finished ordering mine about 8:50am EST from AT&T. Ship date the 21st cant wait!

      estimated 5 days before the"can we jailbreak the iphone 5?" questions start flooding the threads.
    1. kmonty1's Avatar
      kmonty1 -
      Got mine at 3:30 ET, will be here the 21'st.
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      Just ordered mine from AT&T and it said 21st.
      8:30 CST
    1. de4ek's Avatar
      de4ek -
      For those of you that used the iOS app to order your iPhone's... Do you remember filling out rate plan info? I don't. Please, did I breeze past something?
    1. DarkDragonAn's Avatar
      DarkDragonAn -
      I pre-order my iPhone 5 right when the site came up cause it was down for almost 40 mins before pre-order, and it only took me 10 min to be done, and I have to wait 2 weeks. WTF .
    1. Earnhardtfan77's Avatar
      Earnhardtfan77 -
      I was trying to do mine on the apple site for about 2 min and then thought about the apple store app. Went through like a charm. Was done within 5 min... Got a email instantly after placing my order saying will deliver on the 21st
    1. catstide's Avatar
      catstide -
      Verizon just backordered the white and black 64's
    1. soldoutluck's Avatar
      soldoutluck -
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkDragonAn View Post
      I pre-order my iPhone 5 right when the site came up cause it was down for almost 40 mins before pre-order, and it only took me 10 min to be done, and I have to wait 2 weeks. WTF .
      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
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      For those of you that used the iOS app to order your iPhone's... Do you remember filling out rate plan info? I don't. Please, did I breeze past something?
      Mine rate plan was there I just pick the one I had on there. It had mine and a couple other options to pick from.
    1. Seacat's Avatar
      Seacat -
      Quote Originally Posted by kingchkn View Post
      I hopped on Verizon around 3:45 EST, ordered, got confirm of the 21st, went back to sleep. Though I just tried checking the status of the order and Verizon says it's not in the system. I am just hoping that's from the overload.
      Yep, same thing with me. I ordered at about the same time you did with Verizon and had no problems but getting the same message this morning when checking the status.
    1. p1mpdog1's Avatar
      p1mpdog1 -
      set an alarm and got up at 3:10 AM EST and two black 64GB Ordered for the 21st!!! Hopefully the shipment comes a day or two sooner!?!?