iPhone 5s Gold October 21st Order

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chaudhry747, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. chaudhry747 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2013
    Ordered an iPhone 5S Gold on October 21st and apple just updated following:

    Processing Items Available to ship: October 24-28
    Delivers: Nov 1 by Next Day Shipping

    This is insane, 40 days :mad: to delivery an iPhone. What the hell.
  2. acarney macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2007
    See maybe if you can cancel if there are stock at a local store? I just was able to order a 64Gig Verizon Gold iphone for in instore pickup tomorrow. Looks at least on the west coast like a bunch of 64Gig gold CDMA models hit stores, almost every store in WA and OR have stock for tomorrow. A few 16Gig GSM phones too...

    Keep an eye out and maybe see what your options are. Though, if you ordered with a discount, you might have to roll the dice and wait 24 to 48 hours AFTER you cancel for the discount to refresh with your carrier... I would figure you'll be able to snag one within a 2 or 3 hour driving range before Nov though, unless you've got no Apple stores in your state...

    (I was ready to do a 3.5 hour drive at 4pm yesterday for a gold one but it got snagged out from under me as i was filling out the order sheet, thankfully a gold one showed up at a store 2 hours away for pick up tomorrow!)
  3. appleofmyeye2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2013
    September 21st? And I got the same shipping date, but I order mine yesterday...I'm thinking you'll get it earlier than that...
  4. Jman13 macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Apple, like most companies, has the mantra: Under-promise, over-deliver. My gold 5S, which I ordered at 3:01AM on 9/20, was one of the early shippers....the original estimated delivery date was September 30-Oct 2. I got mine on September 25.

    They'd much rather be conservative with shipping estimates and get it to you early, than estimate aggressively and miss the window.
  5. dragonjinse macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    Mine will deliver Nov 4!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can't go to carrier stores and get it because I ordered the unlocked one.

  6. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    You mean Sept 21st. Check out the local Apple store availability checker as well as places like Best Buy. I ordered my 32gb Gold Verizon on launch day and gave up on waiting for Apple to ship. After search / checking every night for 3days I was able to find 2 Apple stores within driving distances that had the Gold so I canceled my ordered reserved for store pickup. I got even more lucky by checking BestBuy local store stock and found a store only 25mins away that had 2 instock. Apparently someone did not come back to complain there order. So its possibly to find these phones if you look, beat waiting another 2wks
  7. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    Ordered a space gray on 9/30. Just got notification that it will arrive in 11 days. 11 days!!! And it's UPS! After looking at the tracking info, it was shipped from China. Never seen anything like that before. I thought usually Apple would bring their stock in-house, then they would ship to you from their US stocks and you would see a couple days to be delivered.

    I guess this way they hope you will be more patient waiting for it to arrive because at least you know it was made (still steaming from the assembly line :D) and on it's way. :eek:
  8. Xerotech macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2011
    I feel sorry for you pal, but you picked the rarest color.
  9. Tom2893 macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Ordered my Gold 16GB on October 7th.

    "Dispatch estimate: 24th-28th
    Delivery: November 4th"

    I don't mind waiting, I'll just use my iPhone 4 then get a new sim
  10. Khedron macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2013
    That's not what "Next day shipping" means :rolleyes: :apple:

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