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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, 05:17 PM   #7
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I would suggest move the iPhone launch back to the Summer time period - Jun/Jul frame, so you have plenty of stocks during holidays.
I wonder if this is exactly what they'll do. Just in the beginning of Dec. starting to have proper stock of your flagship product is way too late I think. I would imagine you'd want that early-mid Nov. at the latest. Also keep in mind majority of people are very locked down and set by contracts when they can get a new phone. Meanwhile iPad's are a very hot Christmas gift especially the Mini since it's priced nicely. I would imagine next year iPhone=summer, iPad=Fall as consumers will be tempted more to get an iPad if a brand new one had been released just months before. You want a decent amount of time for each new release to have it's own time in the spotlight. This Fall them releasing the iPhone and iPad so close together was odd.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:19 PM   #8
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Plenty of stock for the holidays here. I walked into an Apple store at 10:00 am today and got a 16g white. No issues at all.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:29 PM   #9
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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, 05:33 PM   #10
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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   #11
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Two words, One number....Galaxy Note 2
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:45 PM   #12
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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   #13
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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, 05:55 PM   #14
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It looks like if you want a iPhone 5 or iPad mini, you shouldn't have any problems now. We're probably six months away from an updated/new iPhone anyway.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 06:03 PM   #15
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 06:06 PM   #16
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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, 06:28 PM   #17
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AAPL should totally go private. They could finance it with 10-20 international banks. Starting with Japan, USA and UK.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 06:31 PM   #18
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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   #19
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I'm finding in New Zealand more are not up grading to the 5 as the 4 and 4s does every thing they need. I only upgraded to the 5 as I sold my 4s for a good price. The 5 will do me for a long time unless I can sell once again for 80% of retail next year.

I find and many others are using iPads more and the iPhone is just for calling. I don't even have my company email on my iPhone only my iPad which I have in my car most of the time I'm out and about.

What we need is a lot better camera in the next iPad. Their is room too, and make the lense and flash bigger and better
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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   #21
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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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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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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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iPhone 5 is now available for online order in Hong Kong for the first time.
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