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  • Lucky iPhone 5 Customers See Improved Arrival Dates


    Early iPhone 5 orders might be shipping sooner than originally advertised based on e-mails that are being sent out by Apple. According to AppleInsider, one of their readers who was quoted for an arrival date of two weeks received the following email that informing them of the improved arrival date:



    Apple’s online store began quoting customers for an estimated shipping time of two weeks just an hour after preorders of the iPhone 5 began early Friday morning. Apple officials were “completely blown away” by the demand for the iPhone 5. As of today, Apple’s online store indicated that all models of the iPhone 5 are available to ship in two to three weeks. The device is set to become publicly available this upcoming Friday, September 21. Apple’s carrier partners are also selling the iPhone 5 at launch but AT&T and Verizon have been completely sold out of their launch-day inventory as well.

    For those of you who missed out on preordering an iPhone 5 for launch, you can still attempt to buy Apple’s latest handset at a brick-and-mortar store for Friday’s launch. Apple’s retail stores announced selling the iPhone 5 at 8:00 AM local time on the 21st and retail partners such as Best Buy, Radio Shack, and Walmart will also have inventory on the same day.

    Did any of you get such an email?

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Lucky iPhone 5 Customers See Improved Arrival Dates started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. kingcha's Avatar
      kingcha -
      So I did the pre-order for mine last friday. The only thing is, I made a mistake on the billing address which I just changed with an apple rep. My question here is will this affect the shipping time for my phone? I had my order complete by 1215 and was quotted a deliv of next friday. Just curious to see if any of you guys experienced this same problem.
    1. bbrradd's Avatar
      bbrradd -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrhudson View Post
      well 2 weeks from the day you preordered it. it wouldnt be oct. 9th, it would be sept 28.
      I think Apple means 2 weeks from release date. I am also quoted as shipping in 2 weeks with a delivery date of oct 5. I do not think you need to point out that this timeframe is actually more than 2 weeks

      I ordered a 32gb black from apple 2 hrs after pre-orders started, i didnt get a confirmation email until a few hours later "
    1. Papiriqui's Avatar
      Papiriqui -
      I ordered at 4am ET and check yesterday and says to be delivered on Oct 5 on the app store app on the phone. We'll see i guess!
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbrradd View Post
      I think Apple means 2 weeks from release date. I am also quoted as shipping in 2 weeks with a delivery date of oct 5. I do not think you need to point out that this timeframe is actually more than 2 weeks

      I ordered a 32gb black from apple 2 hrs after pre-orders started, i didnt get a confirmation email until a few hours later "
      oh, i wasnt aware. well mine will be be here 9/21. and when i was looking at the delivery dates for the various phone companies. it said 2 weeks and it said 9/28 and such.
      thats lame. to think they would accommodate all the customers. meh
    1. 14u2nv's Avatar
      14u2nv -
      my email was instant when I preordered mine, but already said 2wks. Same for my brother who ordered a 16gig white 30mins after me.
    1. kissdaring's Avatar
      kissdaring -
      I just dont understand how they are basing their priority on orders? some order before others and get a later arrival date and other order earlier with a later shipping date? makes no sense
    1. Parana6's Avatar
      Parana6 -
      Ordered mine at 4:50 am est and got a confirmation email at 5:06.
      It was saying 2weeks but apple store says deliver on oct 5th. 😡
    1. soldoutluck's Avatar
      soldoutluck -
      Quote Originally Posted by kissdaring View Post
      I just dont understand how they are basing their priority on orders? some order before others and get a later arrival date and other order earlier with a later shipping date? makes no sense
      I think they are just drawing straws or some crap. I ordered a black 16g 1 hour and 9 min after the site went live and I still have an oct 2 ship date. I'm planning for the worst but hoping for the best at this point.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Don't get it either I ordered from the vzw at 3am est. still no email but vzw says it went through and my date is the 21st. It's pushed back to like the 2nd or 3rd week in oct. now for the vzw iPhone on the site. Well all in all I still have my iPhone 4s jail broken. Hopefully a jail break will pop up soon.
    1. kissdaring's Avatar
      kissdaring -
      I called the dummies at apple and asked what the deal with this was and as usual they had no answer. I could care less when it comes it's just point at this point. As jay-z said in his "cry song" an iPhone without a jailbreak is useless to me. Lol. 4s untethered till something drops.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kissdaring View Post
      I called the dummies at apple and asked what the deal with this was and as usual they had no answer. I could care less when it comes it's just point at this point. As jay-z said in his "cry song" an iPhone without a jailbreak is useless to me. Lol. 4s untethered till something drops.
      U mean song cry?
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      I had ordered my iphone 5 at 5:00am EST and received the email after 5 mins and then i saw this

      Is this some kind of joke are they serious
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      The day of pre order or just now?
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by matrixhunter View Post
      I had ordered my iphone 5 at 5:00am EST and received the email after 5 mins and then i saw this

      Is this some kind of joke are they serious
      Serious. They ran out and orders got pushed back.
    1. kissdaring's Avatar
      kissdaring -
      Yes, song cry. Lol
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      The day of pre order or just now?
      The day of pre order

      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Serious. They ran out and orders got pushed back.
      Why werent they ready before hand. -_- s**t
    1. buttrr76's Avatar
      buttrr76 -
      I used the iphone apple store ap at 12:008 am on the 14th pst ordered 2 phone was done by 12:15 am. got confirmation email by 12:17 am
    1. Irish_Man's Avatar
      Irish_Man -
      Pre-ordered my i5 32GB/black at 3am EST. 10 min. later got an email. Shipping date: Sept.21. Next day got an email;. Shipping date changed to October 2nd....
    1. reefamadness's Avatar
      reefamadness -
      Quote Originally Posted by willieworks View Post
      Wondering if anyone else got a 'Reservation Number'? When Verizon's Server wasn't responding to Apple early on Friday morning a pane appeared telling me that I had a Reservation Number and that I would receive an e-mail instructing me to follow a link to finish my order, which would be processed in the order of my reservation, provided I complete the order by 5pm on Sept 15. I received that e-mail but was never able to complete the order. Two calls to 1-800-MYAPPLE were unsuccessful. Neither intrepid apple rep could figure out why my particular reservation was failing to advance to the next level in the process, and I eventually lost my priority. There is more to this story, and if someone at modmyi would like to e-mail me I will send you screen shots that follow what happened the other night and a full explanation of my conversations with Apple customer service.
      My order was placed 38min after they went on sale and my expected arrival is not until Oct 5. Something doesn't smell right!

      My guess is they want to increase the line sizes
    1. iJoy's Avatar
      iJoy -
      I placed my order at 3:40am ET... Delivery day will be the 9/21 64GB
      In Black.