When The New iPhone Is Available To Int. Customers on 5th October..

MacBookPro13"

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Will the shipping times still expected to be 3-4 weeks, on the online store?

I think that is an awful long wait when it is technically available on 21st September, in the UK & the US that I and many more in Ireland (No Apple Store) might not be able to get the phone until mid-November.


Customers on Bill-Pay will probably be able to get the phone but it doesn't come out on Pre-Pay until around December.



I would ideally like for Apple to be able to ship within one week and satisfy the demand quicker. They know there will be fierce demand so production should be doubled up from last year.
 

RocketRed

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MacBookPro13";15459347 said:
Will the shipping times still expected to be 3-4 weeks, on the online store?
Depends on the demand and supply. If they have low supply and high demand, you can bet you're going to wait 3 - 4 weeks for it to be delivered from it's factories in China... at least that's what happened with the Retina Macbook pro this year (2 - 3 weeks)
 

mattopotamus

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Depends on the demand and supply. If they have low supply and high demand, you can bet you're going to wait 3 - 4 weeks for it to be delivered from it's factories in China... at least that's what happened with the Retina Macbook pro this year (2 - 3 weeks)
the retina pro is way different though. They were extremely unprepared for the amount of orders they received. Iphones they know will sell like crazy and have a much better supply at launch, granted the demand is also much much higher. I think the turn over on the iphones will be a lot better than the retina.
 

RocketRed

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the retina pro is way different though. They were extremely unprepared for the amount of orders they received. Iphones they know will sell like crazy and have a much better supply at launch, granted the demand is also much much higher. I think the turn over on the iphones will be a lot better than the retina.
thats' true.. it's also a brand new line of product too.

I remember the iPhone 4S being more stocked than the iPhone 4 during launch.
 

Tussen69

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the iPhone 4S was announced the 4th of October 2011

Release October 14, 2011 in
United States (contract only)
Canada
Australia
United Kingdom
France
Germany
Japan

Release October 28, 2011
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
Norway
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

So lookin at this the iPhone 4S started shipping 10 days after it was announced in the USA and more World Wide 20 days efter it was announced

This means that if the iPhone 5 follows this .

iPhone 5 will be announced September 12, 2012
Shipping in the US by September 22, 2012
and then more World Wide in October
 

mattopotamus

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the iPhone 4S was announced the 4th of October 2011

Release October 14, 2011 in
United States (contract only)
Canada
Australia
United Kingdom
France
Germany
Japan

Release October 28, 2011
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
Norway
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

So lookin at this the iPhone 4S started shipping 10 days after it was announced in the USA and more World Wide 20 days efter it was announced

This means that if the iPhone 5 follows this .

iPhone 5 will be announced September 12, 2012
Shipping in the US by September 22, 2012
and then more World Wide in October
I am pretty sure the iphones went on sale online a few days before the launch date. They arrived on launch date or even early for some people
 

boy-better-know

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MacBookPro13";15459347 said:
Will the shipping times still expected to be 3-4 weeks, on the online store?

I think that is an awful long wait when it is technically available on 21st September, in the UK & the US that I and many more in Ireland (No Apple Store) might not be able to get the phone until mid-November.


Customers on Bill-Pay will probably be able to get the phone but it doesn't come out on Pre-Pay until around December.



I would ideally like for Apple to be able to ship within one week and satisfy the demand quicker. They know there will be fierce demand so production should be doubled up from last year.
I imagine it must be frustrating but it is all about supply and demand, and with Ireland being a small market it will not be top priority. How close are you to the north? You could try your luck up there.
 

djransom

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Me and my family are not eligible to upgrade till October so hopefully by the time for us to upgrade the demand won't be as high.
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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I hope they have as many devices available in stores as possible, otherwise some customers get disappointed after like three months of waiting :eek:
I know with the 4S they sold out fast within the first day or two, but they kept getting shipments really quick. After those first 2 days, the closest store to me always had them in stock....it was just a matter of waiting for the lines to die down.
 

MacBookPro13"

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I imagine it must be frustrating but it is all about supply and demand, and with Ireland being a small market it will not be top priority. How close are you to the north? You could try your luck up there.
The very south, in Kerry.

Might look into the possibility of buying up in the North though. Would be worth it, to get the phone earlier :)

Thanks!