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  • iPhone 5 Late Pre-Orders Seeing Improved Shipping Dates


    The extended shipping times for a number of iPhone pre-orders might turn out to be considerably shorter than Apple’s online store is suggesting.

    Within few short hours of Apple opening up iPhone 5 pre-orders buyers were being alerted that their phones wouldn’t be shipping for 1-2 weeks. Then 2-3 weeks, Then 3-4 weeks. However, numerous buyers have had their phones shipped to them despite being quoted with October delivery dates.

    Tech Crunch’s own Frederic Lardinois was originally quoted with an October 5th delivery date, but was notified this past Friday that his phone had shipped and just before Apple’s own stores opened. Lardinois will most likely have his phone in-hand sometime Monday, nearly two weeks earlier than Apple promised.

    Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be an pattern to the early delivery of late pre-orders. The times and dates of expected delivery, versus actual delivery and the time the pre-order were placed are all over the place, with no apparent relation. The most likely scenario is Apple played it safe with their delivery estimates. After all, it’s better to have someone pleasantly surprised that their device is arriving weeks early, instead of weeks late.

    Or Apple knew what they were doing and manipulated the shipping dates to create and artificial supply vs demand shortage thereby increase the demand and coverage for the iPhone 5.

    Source: TechCrunch
    This article was originally published in forum thread: IPhone 5 Late Pre-Orders Seeing Improved Shipping Dates started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. charliebee's Avatar
      charliebee -
      Quote Originally Posted by soldoutluck View Post
      Mine is on a flight from china as I type, UPS doesn't show an ETA but the email I got from apple is saying the 28th so I'm hopping it shows up early until then iPhone 5 Music Video - YouTube
      Hahaha I look so much like that guy in the video. Always refreshing the UPS tracking page, hoping some kind of magic would teleport it to my door 5 days early
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      I did not pre order I just went to the AT&T store this morning and picked up the only IPHONE left if a 50miles of Atlanta. A white/silver 64gb 5 and the ups truck cam in at same time with otter boxes for the 5 so got 1 of them also.
    1. GunHo198's Avatar
      GunHo198 -
      Still waiting on ours. Was told 2 weeks. I call BS! Still says processing...
    1. GunHo198's Avatar
      GunHo198 -
      Dear David Ford,
      Thank you for taking the time to e-mail AT&T regarding your order/delivery status. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. My name is Thelma Taylor, and I will be more than happy to assist you with your inquiry.

      I regret to inform you that delivery of your pre-order for iPhone 5, originally scheduled for September 21, 2012, will be delayed. Devices purchased as part of presale are shipped on a first come first serve basis. The actual shipment date is not guaranteed and may be delayed for reasons that include, but are not limited to, product availability, inventory, credit issues, number porting or carrier delays, and customer's completion of other required AT&T business processes.