Shipping Estimates for New iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Through Apple Slip to 3-4 Weeks

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The iPhone 5 does not officially launch until Friday, but pre-orders are clearly continuing to roll in through Apple's online store as the company has now bumped shipping estimates for new pre-orders to 3-4 weeks. Apple sold out of its launch day pre-order stock in just about an hour last Friday, with shipping estimates quickly moving to two weeks and then drifting to 2-3 weeks, where they have been for the past few days.


    The new 3-4 week estimates are in place in the United States, Canada, and Australia, while several other launch markets including the United Kingdom, France, and Germany remain at 2-3 weeks for the time being. Accounting for shipping time, the new estimates suggest that those placing orders today may not receive their devices until mid-October.

    Not only are Apple's lengthening shipping estimates coming before the first round of launches in nine countries this Friday, but the new pre-orders are being pushed well past Apple's second round of launches set to take place in 22 more countries and on additional carriers in some of the first-round markets on September 28. Apple will undoubtedly be reserving some stock for launch availability in the new countries and is of course holding stock for in-store sales beginning this Friday as it rolls out availability, but online orders are now seeing even more substantial delays for the popular device that saw two million pre-orders in just the first 24 hours of availability.

    Article Link: Shipping Estimates for New iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Through Apple Slip to 3-4 Weeks
  2. newyorksole macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Is this usually accurate? Has someone experienced where it says 3-4 weeks, but actually comes in 1-2 weeks?
  3. singhjeet29 macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    Oh boy, are we in for iPhone 4 like lines again in Malls?

    I really hope I can still grab one on Friday!
  4. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    It's definitely selling like hot cakes. What I wouldn't give to be a shareholder right now.
  5. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    Well I'm glad I've at least got an October 5th date secured for now... still going to check out AT&T, Walmart, and Radio Shack this Friday and see if I can get lucky :D
  6. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    So apparently the iPhone 5 is a huge disappointment, and no one is going to buy it.
  7. edry.hilario macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
  8. JangoFett124 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2002
  9. vikpt macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2012
    And 13 in retina macbook pro news!
  10. chriscrk macrumors 6502


    Nov 14, 2011
    Still not sure which colour to get :(
    They made the black one SO nice and elegant this time around...
  11. johnhw macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I don't understand - I read over and over on this forum that it was disappointing, boring, and a minor update. Seems strange that so many people would pre-order such a disappointment.
  13. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    I remember preordering the iPhone on June of 2010 and getting it in mid-August.
    Let's hope that doesn't happen again.
    (Although I did preorder when the availability was 2 weeks)
  14. bumblehat macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2012
    I don't think anyone ever doubted Apple would sell millions immediately. I think the concern is that Apple has stopped "innovating." The big innovations were (1) iPhone, (2) iPhone4. Everything else has been, more or less, an evolution of a great idea and/or adaptation of a feature almost every other smartphone has.

    But as others have noted, at a certain point you don't just switch everything up just for the sake of doing so. For most luxury brands (Rolex, Rolls Royce, etc.), the models change little by little over the years.
  15. somethingelsefl macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    Ugh...alright, we get it. This is becoming the new "Steve Jobs would have never allowed this" comment.
  16. faroZ06 macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2009
    4 weeks! :eek: That's like buying something from China on eBay.
  17. darthraige macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2007
    Coruscant, but Boston will do.
    Hoping I can show up by 5 am and wait at my mall.
  18. faroZ06 macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2009
    Steve Jobs would have never allowed Tim Cook to blend Safari being faster and the iPhone 5 being a disappointment.
  19. luqtotheman macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2012
    it would be funny to later find out that the orders are the same as normal they just change the expected shipping to cause hype haha! good idea though!
  20. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Better get your sleeping bag and head over there now.
  21. faroZ06 macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2009
  22. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Yeah that's a great sales strategy. Turn people away by making them think the product is unavailable. Brilliant.
  23. faroZ06 macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2009
    They could probably get away with raising the prices by increasing the market value of an iPhone 5 by selling less of them. Value = demand/supply, roughly.
  24. dfinecy macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    Does this mean I can order my phone now with my upgrade date of October 7th? :)
  25. iExpensive macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    Seriously! I'm just going to wait out the initial hipster hype. I don't care if I'm the first to get the phone. I'll gladly wait a month until I can walk into a store and buy it on the spot. It's less stressful that way.

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