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09-19-2012, 02:48 AM #1
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
09-19-2012, 03:36 AM #2
Anyone receive an email stating their phone has shipped?
09-19-2012, 04:09 AM #3
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 sadiPhone Firmware - 4.1
Service - AT&T
Device - iPhone 4 BLACK 16GB
09-19-2012, 05:48 AM #4
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.
09-19-2012, 07:47 AM #5
09-19-2012, 07:48 AM #6
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.
09-19-2012, 08:01 AM #7
Go to ups website, track by reference, enter phone number, country, and zip. Blam there is your tracking info.
09-19-2012, 08:02 AM #8
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.
09-19-2012, 08:16 AM #9
Just checked AT&T now. My order says its been shipped!
Didn't get my preorder in till about 10am EST
09-19-2012, 08:45 AM #10
Genius, right here ^^^!iPhone Firmware - 4.1
Service - AT&T
Device - iPhone 4 BLACK 16GB
09-19-2012, 08:53 AM #11
Well, looks like I'm going to be waiting for a while. During Christmas it'll only get worse I'm sure.
09-19-2012, 08:55 AM #12
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
Last edited by loocfa; 09-19-2012 at 08:59 AM.
09-19-2012, 09:10 AM #13
For those with a shipped status, what shipping service did you pick? For example I picked free standard shipping from apple.
09-19-2012, 09:29 AM #14
09-19-2012, 10:02 AM #15
Anyone else that ordered on ATT still has pending?
09-19-2012, 10:14 AM #16
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.
Last edited by macsrock; 09-19-2012 at 10:19 AM.
09-19-2012, 10:21 AM #17
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09-19-2012, 12:18 PM #19
Just called ATT and they told me mine has shipped!!! YAY!!!!!!!! Cant wait til friday!!!
09-19-2012, 02:07 PM #20
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,
Last edited by Youngblood 78; 09-19-2012 at 03:03 PM.