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Apple's website now shows October delivery for Apple iPhone 5s

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Apple's website now shows October delivery for Apple iPhone 5s
We've already known that the Apple iPhone 5s has suffered from lower production yields than Apple would have wanted. Friday morning at 3am EDT, Apple started selling the phone on its website with delivery times listed at just 1 to 3 business days. Now, those ordering any iPhone 5s model from the subsidized handsets to the SIM free units, will have to wait until October to receive their new iPhone 5s.

Regardless of the color you want or the amount of storage capacity, the earliest that Apple will have the device in your hands is next month. We do have to point out that the website just says "October" which means there is a wide 31 day range. A delivery date late next month obviously requires more patience than an expected early October delivery date.

Most analysts, including Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, expect Apple to sell 6 million units during the launch weekend. That includes sales of both the full-featured Apple iPhone 5s and the mid-range Apple iPhone 5c. Last year, Apple sold 5 million units of the Apple iPhone 5 during the launch weekend, although that number failed to meet expectations.

The Apple iPhone 5c lead times have actually dropped in 5 of the 9 countries where it is offered to 24 hours from 1 to 3 business days. Not only does Apple seem to have plenty of inventory, but many potential buyers of the device want to check out the polycarbonate shell in person before they buy the model.

Newly ordered Apple iPhone 5s units won't arrive until next month

Newly ordered Apple iPhone 5s units won't arrive until next month


source: Apple via Forbes

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posted on 21 Sep 2013, 14:36 3

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not surprised. Big demand small supply, equals SOLD OUT!!! We got ours, though not the gold one...space gray.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:58 2

10. xDrizzyXx (Posts: 62; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


I ordered my gold 32gb unlocked as soon as orders opened! They start shipping on the 30th with 1-3 days shipping time :) can't wait!! I went to play around with it at my local tmobile store, the space gray is really beautiful, hope the gold doesn't disappoint

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 16:50

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The hold is what I wanted, but I sold my phone the day before so I was iphone less. My main thing was 64 gigs though. Hope you enjoy it. +1

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:07

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7291; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The gold one looks the best next to the gray one. Just your luck lol. How are you liking Touch ID?

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:13

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Loving smurf, it's actually been 100% accurate. That's surprising considering the phone just hit the market. These improvements are long over due, but now that they're here, they make it way better to use.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 16:31 4

13. KFear (Posts: 137; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


is it everything that you wanted it to be? It looks to me that they just fixed some of the bugs with battery and wifi. The new OS is good but it's "girly", for lack of a better term. Camera is a little better in low-light, but it's not everything they made it out to be. Processor...well, most of what is in the App Store really doesn't take full advantage of the new quad-core by samsung. And why the heck didn't they make it HD. I just don't get that. Still with the letterbox. Apple still won't budge with some things i guess

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 16:53

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude I just like the phone bro. I could think of a million things with every phone on the market, to end up not buying one. Great/non perfect device, fits my needs/wants, and iOS is improved to where it will continue to be my daily driver.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 16:59 4

17. KFear (Posts: 137; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


i'm just saying. I'm in the industry and it seemed like nobody was really floored by it. The five was a bigger deal but not as much as the 4. We didn't even have a line this time around! More people are talking about The Note, but i was kind of disappointed with the design choice of that model too.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:04

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I wasn't floored by it. The only device that floored me was the One, and that was only looks wise. iPhone 5S, gnote3,and s4 were all nice looking yet conservative upgrades. The leather back of the note3 is hideous though. I'm good with my 5S.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:28 1

27. KFear (Posts: 137; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


I have the One. More and more people are seeing that the glue comes loose that holds the screen to the body. HTC always has hardware issues. So for it's not out of control but i've seen a lot of people have issues with it. Iphones and Samsung devices never have this problem

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:33

29. bubbadoes (Posts: 319; Member since: 03 May 2012)


May be because it's plastic

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 19:08 2

38. KFear (Posts: 137; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


The One is not plastic. And the samsung "plastic" device does hold up. What the point you were trying to make?

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:03 2

31. PAPINYC (Posts: 2171; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Dude stop hatin', it's not girly; I mean, if you consider rAiNbow fuscia iCons with the slightest hint of lavender on a gold phone girly then something is seriously wrong with you. I think men should be free to explore their iFemiNiNe side.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:40 1

35. Shatter (Posts: 1957; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I tried an IOS 7 clone on a MIUI theme. It is "girly" and looks worse than the old theme. Too bad its not like android where if you don't like the theme you can actually change it.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 19:51 1

40. PAPINYC (Posts: 2171; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Really, Android can do that??
Well color me iRaiNbow nAiVe :d

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:07

24. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3211; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


:( lucky you. I am sad as I was unable to get one

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:14

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


A gold one, or one period?

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:04

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3211; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


One period

posted on 22 Sep 2013, 08:58

45. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7291; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That sucks. Try Best Buy. The one near me last night had plenty in stock.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:59

30. PAPINYC (Posts: 2171; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Not surprised: just another marketing stunt by Apple to make people think that the iPhone is hotter than ever so that the people who already threw away hundreds of their grocery money for the year wouldn't feel so suckered. And, to make everyone think it's still coooool to have an iPhone.

Personally, iWould've loved to see you with the gold one; somehow, it seemed a befitting choicefor your big and Mary self.

Anyway, congrats and here's to the new iOS7.1013260043.45 to fix all the bugs - whenever they get that build finished.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:04 2

2. bucky (Posts: 1286; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I got the space grey as well. I'm loving mine so far

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:21

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1 to that. So far the browser is really blowing me away, the new design of it is sweet. And the touch ID has been 100% accurate so far. My wife had the 8x, and she's like wowwww I'm hooked lol. She got the 32 gig space gray. Go into your calculator and you'll notice that you simply swipe digits away, that you don't want. Neat feature.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:59 1

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Go into your calculator and you'll notice that you simply swipe digits away, that you don't want. Neat feature."

Glad to hear that you are happy about your calculator. :D

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:01 2

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


After yesterday, I think I'm done responding too, or chatting with you period for awhile. That's all I have to say.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:43

36. Shatter (Posts: 1957; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Thats cute, my Nexus 4's system default Calculator is set to a TI84 emulator that can do a million things that the stock one can't.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 20:11

42. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 790; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You know what else is cute ? The little nubs on the version 11 and up because the N4 backs would crack without warning and without rough use.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:05 1

3. androiphone20 (Posts: 1391; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


darkjedii I got the 5S bur I also want the 5C

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:17

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I've been watching C reviews, and it's definitely been stepped up from the OG 5. The blue one is the sweetest to me, I say go for it. +1

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:30

6. nctx77 (Posts: 435; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Maybe I'm getting people mixed up, but I thought you were an android guy.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:50

9. androiphone20 (Posts: 1391; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


its a little confusing but the whole idea is the transition from android to iphone

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 16:55

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nope, I'm a techie. I use both iOS, and android. My android device is a used note 2 from Craigslist, love it too, but iOS is my go to OS.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:01 2

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"I'm a techie."

No, you are not.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:32

7. nctx77 (Posts: 435; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Would you recommend upgrading from the 5?

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 15:43

8. bucky (Posts: 1286; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I think its 50/50. If you get a good deal from your provider it's worth it. Camera is stunning which was huge for me. The finger print scanner works every time for me too

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:00

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The camera specifically auto file compression/auto file editing in the vid camera is huge for me too. It's a deal breaker not to have it, that's why iOS will continue to be my go to OS. One thing I don't like/understand about android is as good as it is, why doesn't it do that. If the file is too large, instead of auto compressing it, it just says unable to attach file too large. Grrrrrrrrrr...

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 16:02 1

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No way! Check reviews and iPhone 5 and 5S comparisons on Pocketnow YouTube channel.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:00

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 10070; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Big time.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:24 1

33. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Did you get a chance to handle the C or was it too much of a madhouse? New phone, curious to your first impression if you had the opportunity to try one.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 20:09

41. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 790; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I had a blue c sitting on my counter for 24 hours, and it was all I could do not to open it. Of course, the 5 5s's are making me more crazy (Yes, 6 new iPhones, but I always sell the first wave to fund my tech cravings throughout the year).

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 20:48 1

43. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


So much for demo units, eh? Then again, if I worked there with a full range of phones, probably nothing would get done. lol

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 17:30 2

28. bubbadoes (Posts: 319; Member since: 03 May 2012)


All a marketing technique. It's no demand for the phone..and wallstreet investors see the light also.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:45 1

37. Shatter (Posts: 1957; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I am expecting huge flop in sales this year. Apple is dying people see through their tricks now because it got old. Android and Windows Phones are slowly eating away whats left of Apples marketshare.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 21:29

44. Shinydesert (Posts: 56; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


I hope not, we need Apple in order for the other companies to keep developing and releasin new OS and apps. The more the merrier.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 18:38

34. amiaq (Posts: 377; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


hey..my mom want to get one too!! Because of her arthritis, it's too sore to camp in the cold. Now she has too wait too... i ve told her just PAINT the bloody iphone 5in GOLD colour.

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 19:24

39. Vireak (unregistered)


They only have the 16 GB 5S where I am, and it's $1050, unlocked, of course. I want the 64 GB model. Can't imagine how much that will cost. :-(

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