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  • iPhone 5 Shipment Dates Slip Once Again to 3-4 Weeks


    Continued demand for Apple’s new iPhone 5 has caused shipping times to slip to 3-4 weeks from the Apple Online Store along with partner carriers and resellers seeing similar delays. After a large number of pre-orders filled up quickly and ended up eating away at Apple’s first batch of iPhone 5 units last Friday, demand for the new device remains strong as the company is continuing to push back shipping times as more orders continue to pile in.

    Apple just recently announced that the iPhone 5 saw over two million pre-orders in its first 24 hours of availability, while AT&T posted record numbers but failed to offer specifics. The pre-orders as many of you already know opened up last Friday at midnight Pacific time with such high interested that the Apple Online Store ended up burning through its stock in an hour. The company issued a statement later that day saying the following; “Pre-orders for iPhone 5 have been incredible. We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response.”

    Apple’s U.S. partner carriers such as AT&T and Verizon also show stockouts with both telecoms quoting delivery dates in two to three weeks for all iPhone 5 models. Even shipment times for Sprint, the last of the “big three” U.S. wireless carriers are beginning to sell out of its initial allotment, with the time slipping as well. Meanwhile, previously placed orders are already in transit to select customers with the iPhone 5 officially launching in nine additional countries on Friday as part of the fastest product rollout in Apple history as well.

    Source: Apple, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 5 Shipment Dates Slip Once Again to 3-4 Weeks started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 43 Comments
    1. flash66's Avatar
      flash66 -
      Anyone receive an email stating their phone has shipped?
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      I haven't got mine but did you see the article the other day? Someone had got their shipment email.. I'm glad I am not the only one still waiting for mine, I got a iPhone 5 reservation number before 1 am and completed the order the following morning around 6 am and it says delivery is 9/21 but still says preparing for shipment when I check my order number at the Apple website.. Hope I get something today or else I'll really start to feel sad
    1. Striknine's Avatar
      Striknine -
      Same here, preparing for shipment. Ordered mine at 3:10am EST and got confirmation number right away.
      I hope they pull through or I will be p*ssed.
      Anyone know where they are shipping from? I thought my 4 shipped from China.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by flash66 View Post
      Anyone receive an email stating their phone has shipped?
      Not yet still waiting to hear on my two phones AT&T sight still says processing bummer.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      I have the standard shipping. I wonder if I will get it by the 21st?

      & you should always order from apple.com, way more reliable.
    1. Striknine's Avatar
      Striknine -
      Try this:
      Go to ups website, track by reference, enter phone number, country, and zip. Blam there is your tracking info.
    1. blueglide's Avatar
      blueglide -
      I ordered my Blk 32 GB from AT&T at 0800 EST on 9/14. I got a shipping confirmation at 1204 9/19 and this morning my online status was changed from processing to shipped. I was up at 0300 that morning to order but ended up giving up and going back to bed and trying that morning.
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      Just checked AT&T now. My order says its been shipped!
      Didn't get my preorder in till about 10am EST
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
      Try this:
      Go to ups website, track by reference, enter phone number, country, and zip. Blam there is your tracking info.
      Try this, it worked for me, mine says 2 days left.. 9/21 I figured with over 2 million orders the email's from apple might be lagging but the shipments are on time I'll admit it does feel great to see the UPS status though.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Well, looks like I'm going to be waiting for a while. During Christmas it'll only get worse I'm sure.
    1. loocfa's Avatar
      loocfa -
      you iphone 5 may have already been shipped, i found this interesting article. i found out my iphone is already in louisville KY

      [url=http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2012/09/your-iphone-5-may-already-have-shipped-heres-how-to-tell/]Your iPhone 5 may already have shipped. Here’s how to tell. [Updated] | TechBlog | a Chron.com blog[/url


      update, sorry for the repost, but the link is a good read anyways.
      have faith people, not long now
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      For those with a shipped status, what shipping service did you pick? For example I picked free standard shipping from apple.
    1. flash66's Avatar
      flash66 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
      Try this:
      Go to ups website, track by reference, enter phone number, country, and zip. Blam there is your tracking info.
      Worked perfectly. For those that chose standard shipping as I did, your info Is on the UPS website. Use your phone number to track by reference. Both phones are in Louisville Ky. One came from china and the other from Nashville. 64GB black and 16GB black.
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Quote Originally Posted by tridley68 View Post
      Not yet still waiting to hear on my two phones AT&T sight still says processing bummer.
      Mine says the same I got finished with my order at 4:15am ET on ATT website. Said i would get it on 9/21. Up until last night i had a 1 back order quantity now it says 0. But still says in progress. Its already wed and no update, not looking good.

      Anyone else that ordered on ATT still has pending?
    1. macsrock's Avatar
      macsrock -
      I had ordered 3 phones on the 14th evening by calling AT&T. And for one of them now it says "Shipped". But no tracking number can be found. Maybe it will come here tomorrow!!

      I tried the track by ref on ups, but could not find anything.
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by macsrock View Post
      I had ordered 3 phones on the 14th evening by calling AT&T. And for one of them now it says "Shipped". But no tracking number can be found. Maybe it will come here tomorrow!!

      I tried the track by ref on ups, but could not find anything.
      i tried to find the track number with ups and fedex to no avail.
      not really sure who att ships with..
    1. jrhudson's Avatar
      jrhudson -
      Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
      Try this:
      Go to ups website, track by reference, enter phone number, country, and zip. Blam there is your tracking info.

      it worked.
      yup 9/17 shipped. boom bam



      uhh they were in nashville.
      now in louisville, ky.
      yay in transit
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Just called ATT and they told me mine has shipped!!! YAY!!!!!!!! Cant wait til friday!!!
    1. Youngblood 78's Avatar
      Youngblood 78 -
      I thought I was the only one , I going to try track by reference hope it works this time tried it earlier with no luck I'm in the dark over here .fingers crossed HAYB,

      Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
      Try this:
      Go to ups website, track by reference, enter phone number, country, and zip. Blam there is your tracking info.
      I tried but no dice I put phone # in account zip n country ,what did u put for reference .im going nuts .thanks for any help
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Just checked online. My order shows as shipped, but no info regarding delivery date. Up until now, it was showing as processing.
      I placed my order on 9/14/12 at 12:48AM PST and had received confirmation. My banking acct has not been charged yet. I've called AT&T several times about the order and they don't have a clue...plus they issue the company blab that says I should expect to wait 2 to 3 weeks before getting it.

      I don't actually know why I am so apprehensive, since I will be taking a step backwards by getting an iphone 5 with IOS 6, no google maps, can't jailbreak, etc...(I say this because I have a jailbroken iphone 4 factory unlocked).