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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. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      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).
      Some employees don't know ****. I called yesterday and some chick said she had no info. Called today and the rep gave me a lot of info. Told me is shipping tomorrow with over night shipping. Said I would get it because I placed my order for the first wave. He said 9 cut off but not sure if am or pm, or its ET or PT. just keep checking. AT&T takes a while to update stuff.
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Damn it UPS sucks in my area! I was hoping they use FedEx.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
      Damn it UPS sucks in my area! I was hoping they use FedEx.
      I Thought they were using FedEx as the main shipping carrier.
    1. Youngblood 78's Avatar
      Youngblood 78 -
      I finally got ups track by reference to work , I've only been trying for about12 hrs . One thing I know about myself I's I'm very persistent . N the way I did it was in track by reference option, my phone# (no 1 before areaCode) that's on the order in the refrence box , picked United States for country, n zip code n that's it leave ship acct empty I repeat empty n wallla.,!,!HAYB,!(HOLLAR at Your Boy)
    1. arebee25's Avatar
      arebee25 -
      Called Apple and they will be using FedEx and UPS. Tried the reference route thru UPS by using my primary phone as reference and it showed shipping label created but not shipped. Other odd thing is it shows 2 packages (I only ordered one iPhone). I was charged yesterday on my acct only one. Still says 9/21 delivery date. Guess I'll find out in couple days. Oh well
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      my phone is shipping to my job by ups, delivery time & date is 10:30am on the 21st!
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      AT&T just updated for me this morning. tracking number with fedex gonna be here by 3pm tomorrow
    1. wildgene789's Avatar
      wildgene789 -
      my delivery date says today
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Got the AT&T email with a UPS tracking number and shipment confirmation for tomorrow. Very excited -- didn't do the preorder online until around 9 a.m. last week and figured I'd be looking at a couple of weeks delay.
    1. pasmaczek's Avatar
      pasmaczek -
      woo woo just got my email from best buy that my pre-order will be ready for pick up tomorrow!! i cannot wait!!
    1. Iphoneracer's Avatar
      Iphoneracer -
      Got my shipping e-mail from Verizon this morning. My phone will be here tommorow morning.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Just got my email from apple that it has been shipped.
    1. pasmaczek's Avatar
      pasmaczek -
      Quote Originally Posted by pasmaczek View Post
      woo woo just got my email from best buy that my pre-order will be ready for pick up tomorrow!! i cannot wait!!
      just got a call from the best buy and they set me up an activation appointment for 9 am to make the process easier and more organzied... love it
    1. Mustafabaquari's Avatar
      Mustafabaquari -
      Read that the shipping is going on time but the status when checked online is not updated. The volume of orders has astonished apple and looks they are facing problems updating it.
    1. wildgene789's Avatar
      wildgene789 -
      So no one else has expected delivery date for the 20th? I dont know if i believe it then.

    1. mik3y08's Avatar
      mik3y08 -
      Mine is shipping via UPS, and still shows Louisville, KY. It has been there since Tuesday, which kinda worries me. Should be closer to me by now. Also it just says "Friday, 09/21/2012, By End of Day." Wish it was a little more specific, gunna be sitting around all day bitting my nails lol. Anybody else's showing the same?
    1. macsrock's Avatar
      macsrock -
      Apple lies! 2-3 weeks my a**. Got an email from at&t stating all 3 of my phones will be here tomorrow.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Who is going to have to stand in line tomorrow morning. If there are any lines. I got picked to do it so I might head over at 6am they don't open til 8.
    1. wildgene789's Avatar
      wildgene789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Who is going to have to stand in line tomorrow morning. If there are any lines. I got picked to do it so I might head over at 6am they don't open til 8.
      Why didnt you just preorder it?
    1. SneakyFox's Avatar
      SneakyFox -
      Ordered mine on Tuesday night (Should have done it on the Sunday ), now it's not going to be here until October 1st.
      I'm in the UK, by the way. I guess they're just not handling supply so well/I should have ordered sooner. A painful wait is to come!