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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. itsjustlenny's Avatar
      itsjustlenny -
      how long does it take to get the email confirmation?
    1. soldoutluck's Avatar
      soldoutluck -
      Quote Originally Posted by itsjustlenny View Post
      how long does it take to get the email confirmation?
      should only take 5-10 min at the most
    1. itsjustlenny's Avatar
      itsjustlenny -
      Quote Originally Posted by soldoutluck View Post
      should only take 5-10 min at the most
      hmmm mine has been like 15 mins
    1. soldoutluck's Avatar
      soldoutluck -
      Quote Originally Posted by itsjustlenny View Post
      hmmm mine has been like 15 mins
      could really depend on how slammed they are at this point and who you order through. I went through the apple store at 3:00 this morning and got thew email almost instantly.
    1. kmonty1's Avatar
      kmonty1 -
      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?
      On the number with unlimited data it did not ask me for a rate plan change. But for the one with only 3GB it did ask if I wanted to change to the family share plan.
    1. FNR32's Avatar
      FNR32 -
      I was able to get trough using apple's website around 2am CST, but it would only work with Safari. Both of my orders show as being delivered on 9/21
    1. cdrwinston's Avatar
      cdrwinston -
      I just ordered through AT&T and it says mine will ship on or before the 21st.
    1. ScottyColorado's Avatar
      ScottyColorado -
      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?
      Did you mean 6 month's early upgrade? I think normal upgrade times for iphone are 18 months
    1. blinxtom's Avatar
      blinxtom -
      I was able to preorder it. I got a reservation number because ATT servers were being over loaded. I tried completing my order today but it kept on looping back and forth from the "Place Order Now" page back to where I started.
    1. dualmax's Avatar
      dualmax -
      Those of you have the 2 weeks out date, what carrier and model you ordered?
    1. Papiriqui's Avatar
      Papiriqui -
      Do you think the ATT shipping date is actual?? Seems to me apple would have more iphones than ATT. That seems a little weird. We'll have to wait and see
    1. kadernal's Avatar
      kadernal -
      I ordered last night, but 4 seperate people I have talked to today have placed pre-orders today after 8am EST (2 vzm, 2 ATT) and all of them said they were told they will ship on the 21st.
    1. ScottyColorado's Avatar
      ScottyColorado -
      Ordered mine for Apple site. Took like 6 minutes and no lag/crashing.....
    1. Fender's Avatar
      Fender -
      I had already committed to spending at least an hour waiting to get through but within 18 minutes of being on apple.com I had a confirmation email. I'm a happy boy!
    1. catstide's Avatar
      catstide -
      All Verizon models say "will deliver by 9/26" now. Looks like I'll be lined up with the kids again.
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      preordered two, meh, one of mine is on the 2 weeks. darn att servers were being lame so it took so long and it got reserved.
    1. DoWoRkSoN's Avatar
      DoWoRkSoN -
      Verizon's estimated delivery date is 09-26-2012 now also. Just seen it on their site.
    1. itsjustlenny's Avatar
      itsjustlenny -
      Quote Originally Posted by cdrwinston View Post
      I just ordered through AT&T and it says mine will ship on or before the 21st.
      Did you get an AT&T email confirmation? I ordered mine at 10:15 eastern and I got my confirmation number but no email.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Ya did mine thru the Apple store App :P worked like charm. Done in a few mins and had email confirmation within a min and delivery date 9-21 :P that was at about 12:15amPST when both ATT and Apple sites were down. Someone on here said to try the Apple store app so i did and BINGO!!
    1. itsjustlenny's Avatar
      itsjustlenny -
      Quote Originally Posted by Papiriqui View Post
      Do you think the ATT shipping date is actual?? Seems to me apple would have more iphones than ATT. That seems a little weird. We'll have to wait and see
      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