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09-27-2012, 11:39 AM #1
Inventory 'Dwindling' Ahead of International iPhone 5 Launch
Within its first few days of availability, Apple sold an estimated five million units of the newest generation iPhone. And, as a result, supply took an enormous hit as crushing demand showed - and continues to show - no sign of decreased momentum.
Unfortunately for Apple, the demand burden will only be amplified in the coming hours as Apple prepares to introduce the iPhone 5 to nearly two dozen additional countries across multiple large and small wireless carriers in those particular geographic locations.
Although Apple isn't speaking to the rumor, it is speculated that the iPhone 5 could be immensely difficult to come by this weekend as first-run stockpiles rapidly dwindle.
On Friday, the iPhone 5 will arrive in 22 new countries. They include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Compounding the supply crunch in North America, the iPhone 5 is also launching tomorrow across multiple smaller carriers in the US. As of Friday, you can get the iPhone 5 through such carriers as Cricket, C Spire, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, GCI, Golden State Cellular, Nex-Tech Wireless, Pioneer Wireless, Appalachian Wireless, MTA Solutions, and Alaska Communication Systems and nTelos.
09-27-2012, 12:40 PM #2
South Africa isnt even getting it in the 'international launch' - you guys should consider yourselves lucky. We'll probably only see it in December
09-27-2012, 12:59 PM #3
09-27-2012, 02:02 PM #4
09-27-2012, 02:55 PM #5
for me i'd rather have a stable reliable JB 3 months down the road than an unstable one or tethered now. (specially since A5 and prob A6 devices won't be able to go backwards or restore to JB firmware like in iOS5)
09-27-2012, 03:32 PM #6
09-27-2012, 07:06 PM #7
Imagine one day everyone in the world had a iPhone,that would suck
09-28-2012, 12:21 PM #8
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.