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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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iPhone 5s Orders Launch to 7-10 Day Estimates in Australia/China, 'October' in Hong Kong/Singapore




As we've been documenting in updates to our article about shortages of gold iPhone 5S models in Australia, shortages of all models of the device are rapidly coming apparent as Apple's online stores in the Asia-Pacific region are coming back online.

In both Australia and China, all models in all colors are showing shipping estimates of 7-10 business days at launch, with Hong Kong and Singapore seeing even longer estimates simply stating "October".

The extended shipping dates suggest that supplies are likely to be tight around the world, meaning that those looking to order through Apple's online stores will need to consider their plans if they hope to have a device in hand quickly. In-store stocks are also likely to be quite limited, with perhaps more customers now electing to camp out at their local stores once they've seen the delays they may encounter ordering online.

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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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How are the queues in Australia?
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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Telstra seem to have stock except for the gold version on their online store. That's if you want a contract.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:33 AM   #4
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you guys updated the other thread w/ this info, no need for this new one to fill your 1st page MR...
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:36 AM   #5
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I guess I have no other choice than go online at 1201 am this morning when the 5s goes on sale here in the US.

I initially was going to go my nearest Apple store (or AT&T store if the Apple sold out) and but the phone. This does not bode well.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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Are those the same prices that apply to the US?

e.g., $999 for a 32GB?
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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Ugh

If that's the case, Apple could've just said: "ships whenever".
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:39 AM   #8
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Well that sucks, lines are going to be awesome and upset tomorrow.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:40 AM   #9
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I think it is cool that the 5s started selling in other countries before the US. Helps the world market image of the company and sticks it to the silly ones who think the US should get everything first
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:41 AM   #10
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As I commented in a previous thread Apples no preorders for the iPhone 5S followed by controlled leaks of tight supplies and now this are all to get people lining up. It has been years (iPad 2 launch) since there were crazy lines for an apple product so I am not surprised that Apple wants to get back some of the thunder and the free publicity that having stupid long lines provides
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:42 AM   #11
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I guess I have no other choice than go online at 1201 am this morning when the 5s goes on sale here in the US.

I initially was going to go my nearest Apple store (or AT&T store if the Apple sold out) and but the phone. This does not bode well.
Hey, at least you don't have to wait until 3:01 am like those in the east coast!

My plan is: first try to order online, if that fails, stay awake and line up outside at&t store at like 6 or 7 am.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:42 AM   #12
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Are those the same prices that apply to the US?

e.g., $999 for a 32GB?
NO, those prices are in Australian Dollars. Hence the A$...
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:42 AM   #13
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I envy those prices. They'll be twice as large once they hit Brazil. No, I'm not exaggerating.
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Are those the same prices that apply to the US?

e.g., $999 for a 32GB?
LOL.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:43 AM   #15
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I just need mine in the next 2 weeks. So, hopefully, I'm able to get through quickly tonight and can get an order in that will ship to me in a reasonable amount of time.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:44 AM   #16
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Wow this is looking quite shiitty for....anyone. Looks like I'm going to my carrier
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:45 AM   #17
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It a little odd this year round.
Usually in Singapore, they would state the shipping times.
This time round it's by october...

I guess they are giving out Telcos priority...
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:46 AM   #18
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Looks like I'll be waiting for October or possibly November for general availability before going to a T-Mobile store to pick one up to test their coverage in my area. Maybe the new rMBPs will be released before then
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If that's the case, Apple could've just said: "ships whenever".
That's pretty much what they said. If they don't give a specific time frame, it basically means whenever they get more.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:47 AM   #20
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my buddy in S Fla who is a att manager confirmed to me his store received NO white or gold phones.. only black.. and about 30 of each size for tomorrow morning... Apparently Apple has notified all carriers and retail that only black phones will arriving today for sale tomorrow... and according to apple people I know in S. Fla also.. they also haven't gotten anything but black phones..
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 11:48 AM   #21
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For 1 update a year, you would think the supply chain king would have his house in order. If not, don't announce the damn thing.

I can hear the earnings call now- supply constraints and channel inventory hit the bottom line- iMac all over but at its largest flagship item.
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Are those the same prices that apply to the US?

e.g., $999 for a 32GB?
that's outright, and includes tax.
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NO, those prices are in Australian Dollars. Hence the A$...
to be fair the usd and aud is pretty similar
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If that's the case, Apple could've just said: "ships whenever".
or 'eventually'
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Hey, at least you don't have to wait until 3:01 am like those in the east coast! .
I'm in the same boat. I guess I'll be setting the alarm for 2:55am LOL
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