Apple Cites 'Incredible' Demand for New iPhones Amid iPhone 5s Sellouts

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    With the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c having now officially launched in nearly all of Apple's first-wave locations, Apple has issued a brief statement citing "incredible" demand for the new devices and acknowledging shortages of iPhone 5s models, reports AllThingsD.
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    Shipping estimates for online orders of the iPhone 5s opened at 7-10 business days in many countries, and while the device launched with 1-3 business day shipping in the United States, estimates quickly slipped to a minimum of 7-10 business days and even "October" in the case of the gold models.

    In-store stock has also been very tight, with third-party retailers and even some Apple retail stores having little or no stock of gold and silver iPhone 5s models. In-store stocks of iPhone 5c models appear to be much more plentiful amid lower demand driven by excitement for Apple's higher-end iPhone 5s with early adopters and the availability of pre-orders for the iPhone 5c.

    Article Link: Apple Cites 'Incredible' Demand for New iPhones Amid iPhone 5s Sellouts
     
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    Went to an Apple store this morning at 8AM and they had no white, gold and very limited supply of black.
     
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    szw-mapple fan

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    Who knew gold could be so popular?:D
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Of course it´s "incredible". If there´s a shortage of 5s devices, what would you expect them to say otherwise.
     
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    Oh wait, "Apple is doomed"...said, an "analyst".

    :apple:
     
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    d0minick

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    I got the gold.

    What can i say, i looovveee gooollldddd. :) stoked about using the TouchID. Little things like this and i'll stay with Apple.
     
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    Apple marketing does it again, to much stock means you're not planning to your customer.

    Not having enough stock makes "incredible demand" headlines, drumming up excitement for more sales.
     
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    Gold with black instead of white. I would have bought that. Sticking with the Space Gray.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Quick question... I ordered mine online last night. arrives Sept 30-Oct 2. If I go to the Apple Store today and see one available... am I able to purchase it? How would I do it if I can?
     
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    doomed. stagnate. failure. flop. scam.
     
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    Have to admit, wasn't all that impressed when Apple unveiled them but I still find myself wanting the black S... Power of their shiny shiny things.
     
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    I'd like to know how much devices were shipped across the globe compared to the number of devices for the iPhone 5 launch; it's just article after article of shortages and/or no supplies at all:eek:
     
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    You'd have to pay again as the online and store systems are different. So if you can afford to have two balances and one phone go for it, then go home and cancel the online order and await a refund to your card.
     
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    best buy and wal mart had the 5 discounted to $149 last november. waiting till then
     
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    I wonder why supply is so sparse. Maybe the fingerprint sensor? The new chip?
     
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    or maybe they made what's reasonable for a brand new item in under a year while keeping it under wraps as long as possible, and sold out of them. they don't come out of thin air...
     
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    It seems with 5s coming out, nobody cares about the 5c anymore... :)
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    short line at ATT

    Went a hour before ATT store opened and two people where there. Walked out 30 minutes later with a space grey/32GB.
     
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    You have to cancel the online order to get your upgrade back, which can take some time. If you buy in the store again today, you will pay full price.
     
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    I walked into my Verizon Reseller this morning at 9:00 AM, stood in line behind a couple of people, all who were getting an iPhone, obviously. Before me, there were 3 iPhone 5c's and 2 iPhone 5s' sold. I picked up my Space Grey device and went to work. No problems.
     
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    Kuo prediction came true then... He said its because the low yield of the fingerprint sensors.

    Come on apple, lots people eager with this phone
     
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    I'm not telling it's not true, but I won't believe any "incredible" from Apple anymore. Abused word from them
     
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    They want to pull the finger out and actually start having supplies of the stuff.
    This "incredible demand" is getting old.

    Of course there will be "incredible demand" if you only have two dozen of the things to sell in every shop.
     
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    The AT&T Store I went to had only 40 black 5s models (and all colors of 5C in unspecified amounts). No white or gold 5S :-(
    I got it in black (didn't care too much about the color, just wanted the 64GB one - but the gold was on my mind as an option, but I wanted to see it in person before deciding - guess AT&T/Apple decided that I get black, which I am fine with) - when I got there half an hour before opening the line was < 10 people (but it was one of the tiny AT&T stores where low stock and little choice was to be expected)

    Guess Apple was expecting people to go crazy for the cheaper colored iPhones and not so much for the gold ones ....
     
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    This is correct
     

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