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Old Dec 7, 2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 Now 'In Stock' in Apple's Online Stores for Several Countries




Just days after shipping estimates for new iPhone 5 orders improved to 2-4 business days, they are taking the final step with Apple now listing the device as "in stock" in many of its online stores.

We've noticed the new "in stock" quotes in Apple's online stores for the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand, while a number of other countries are still seeing estimates of 1-3 business days for the time being. Unlocked iPhone 5 models in the U.S. are also still seeing 1-3 business day estimates.

Apple has achieved supply-demand balance for the iPhone 5 just ahead of the holidays and even as the company is working to bring the device to more than 50 additional countries this month.

Apple's deadlines for other holiday delivery of other products are also approaching, with U.S. customers having until December 12 to place their iPad mini orders with guaranteed delivery before Christmas. Other products are already unavailable for the holidays, with the new 27-inch iMac now seeing January shipping estimates as Apple works to deliver the first units to customers.

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Old Dec 7, 2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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Just in time for iPhone 5S production to start kicking in !
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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I call b*llsh*t. Still waiting for mine to be delivered. UPS is seriously slacking.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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I call b*llsh*t. Still waiting for mine to be delivered. UPS is seriously slacking.
I totally agree. After staying for a day and a half in Korea and traveling almost two times across America my iPhone is at the nearest city about to be delivered just to have the delivery rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions (I live in Canada). Seriously? My brother's iPad mini ordered at the same time and shipped later than the iPhone has already arrived (via Fedex). UPS needs better management.

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Old Dec 7, 2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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Give credit to Apple and Tim Cook, they know how to handle a launch. They launched with decent but never enough stock to keep the fever burning in the Apple crowd but come through with full stock just in time to make sure NO ONE who wants one for Christmas is left wanting. That is the genius of Tim Cook, he is no Steve Jobs, but he sure knows how to handle production on a scale no other company in the industry can dream of.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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Give credit to Apple and Tim Cook, they know how to handle a launch. They launched with decent but never enough stock to keep the fever burning in the Apple crowd but come through with full stock just in time to make sure NO ONE who wants one for Christmas is left wanting. That is the genius of Tim Cook, he is no Steve Jobs, but he sure knows how to handle production on a scale no other company in the industry can dream of.
I would suggest move the iPhone launch back to the Summer time period - Jun/Jul frame, so you have plenty of stocks during holidays.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 06:44 PM   #7
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I totally agree. After staying for a day and a half in Korea and traveling almost two times across America my iPhone is at the nearest city about to be delivered just to have the delivery rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions (I live in Canada). Seriously? My brother's iPad mini ordered at the same time and shipped later than the iPhone has already arrived (via Fedex). UPS needs better management.
Yep, guess ours is the same consignment. Sat in Korea for 2 days, now Louisville, KY, for 1 day (and counting). Something smells fishy. UPS can go to hell. Won't be a happy bunny if it doesn't turn up Monday.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:33 PM   #8
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I call b*llsh*t. Still waiting for mine to be delivered. UPS is seriously slacking.
They probably forgot yours.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:40 PM   #9
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:45 PM   #10
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Two words, One number....Galaxy Note 2
Was at Costco not long ago and saw someone with a huge brick up to his face and the first thing I thought of was "what the f..."

Haven't ever played with one before so I won't say anything else about it other than how ridiculous people look with them up to their face.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:50 PM   #11
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Two words, One number....Galaxy Note 2
Love my Note 2 as well. If Apple copied Samsung we might have some competition.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 06:06 PM   #12
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Two words, One number....Galaxy Note 2
ya apple screwed up royally.

4-5 weeks out. especially when all those sales were going on for s3's and note 2's during black friday weekend etc.

loved Apple, but grew tired of the wait / slack. had s3, went up to note 2. at first i thought was massive, but the more i use it. the more normal it feels to hold/use.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:29 PM   #13
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When Apple estimated the iPhone 5 uptake and scheduled the country rollout to a record number of countries, that estimate was made 6 months in advance. So far they have less than a week of error bandwidth. They have even added China! I don't know exactly where the bad news is, but am open to hearing the basis for it.

Last I checked AAPL is a public stock company where sales, margins, and growth are the metrics for success. Where is the variant from that? I ask.

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Old Dec 7, 2012, 06:31 PM   #14
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Looks like the Samsung marketng team are out in full force on Macrumors again. It doesn't surprise me. iPhone 5 launch put a serious dent in S3 sales.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 06:35 PM   #15
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In two years you'll still be able to sell your iPhone 5 for $250, while you'll be lucky to get $100 out of the S3. That's a huge plus for Apple in my opinion, upgrades become very affordable.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 06:44 PM   #16
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Seems a little late to be buying an iPhone5 being that its replacement is right around the corner
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Seems a little late to be buying an iPhone5 being that its replacement is right around the corner
As with any gadget in fast-progressing technological world.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 07:13 PM   #18
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I upgraded from the iPhone 1 to the 4S. I am pretty sure I pulled the trigger to soon since the 1 was still working great and the 5 was coming soon, but hey. If you are upgrading phones in less than 2 years you are too involved in the latest news and products. BTW when you buy a Mac it will last 7 years. If you upgrade in under 3 years, see the above comment.

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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:43 AM   #19
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In two years you'll still be able to sell your iPhone 5 for $250, while you'll be lucky to get $100 out of the S3. That's a huge plus for Apple in my opinion, upgrades become very affordable.
Not surprising - as the S3 costs half of the 64 GB iPhone 5. In other words today you pay 900€ for the iPhone 5 and 500 for the S3 - so you lose 400 on the S3 and 650 on the iP5 according your equation.
(64 BG mini SD 48€ on Amazon - so ist 200 bucks difference if you compare the then 80GB S3 with the 64GB iP5)

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Was at Costco not long ago and saw someone with a huge brick up to his face and the first thing I thought of was "what the f..."

Haven't ever played with one before so I won't say anything else about it other than how ridiculous people look with them up to their face.
(Talking about the Note 2)
1st: people with self confidence don't care what others think.
2nd: it is a smartphone - meaning it's made for surfing, ebooks etc. and for that it is just great.
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Can't wait to see the Q1 numbers. Dec will make up for Oct-mid Nov.
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New iPhone 5S

I'm going to wait for the iPhone 5S anyway.. I ordered the 4S (64 gb white) on launch day and AT&T won't allow me a subsidized upgrade until May.. so, I'll just wait a couple of months and get the 5S
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 08:56 PM   #22
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iPhone 5 is now available for online order in Hong Kong for the first time.
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 04:42 AM   #25
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Got my 5 a week after launch in Canada (had to time it with the stores delivery timing)

LOVE the phone, this is coming back from a SIII. I have the full apple ecosystem at home, so an iphone is the perfect fit. Plus iOS is great, as stale as it is, I prefer having no bugs and problems like I did with android
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