iPhone 5s Orders Launch to 7-10 Day Estimates in Australia/China, 'October' in Hong Kong/Singapore

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    Article Link: iPhone 5s Orders Launch to 7-10 Day Estimates in Australia/China, 'October' in Hong Kong/Singapore
  2. F1 Fan macrumors regular

    F1 Fan

    Apr 18, 2012
  3. darrens macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Telstra seem to have stock except for the gold version on their online store. That's if you want a contract.
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    you guys updated the other thread w/ this info, no need for this new one to fill your 1st page MR...
  5. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816


    Jun 16, 2006
    Lost Angeles, Ca. usa
    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.:(
  6. rtr1985 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    Are those the same prices that apply to the US?

    e.g., $999 for a 32GB?
  7. rdy0329 macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2012

    If that's the case, Apple could've just said: "ships whenever".
  8. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68020

    Apr 7, 2012
    Well that sucks, lines are going to be awesome and upset tomorrow.
  9. thebeans macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2009
    Others first

    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 :D
  10. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009
    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
  11. imageWIS macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2009
    Hey, at least you don't have to wait until 3:01 am like those in the east coast! :eek:

    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.
  12. thebeans macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2009

    NO, those prices are in Australian Dollars. Hence the A$...
  13. polterbyte macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2012
    I envy those prices. They'll be twice as large once they hit Brazil. No, I'm not exaggerating. :mad:
  14. darkslide29 macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2011
    San Francisco, California
    LOL. :confused:
  15. Jman13 macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    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.
  16. VanillaCracker macrumors 68000


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    Wow this is looking quite shiitty for....anyone. Looks like I'm going to my carrier
  17. p3ncil macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2009
    It a little odd this year round.
    Usually in Singapore, they would state the shipping times.
    This time round it's by october...:confused:

    I guess they are giving out Telcos priority... :(
  18. UnfetteredMind macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2012
    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 :)
  19. VanillaCracker macrumors 68000


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    That's pretty much what they said. If they don't give a specific time frame, it basically means whenever they get more.
  20. tekie99 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    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..
  21. tigres macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    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.
  22. lantheria macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2008
    that's outright, and includes tax.
  23. nick_elt macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    to be fair the usd and aud is pretty similar
  24. Hakone macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2011
    Southern California
    I take it we'll be screwed. :eek:


    or 'eventually'
  25. xero9 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2006
    I'm in the same boat. I guess I'll be setting the alarm for 2:55am LOL

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