iPhone 5 sold out, shipping date pushed back
Apparently, about an hour after the start of the preorders, Apple has sold out of its initial quantities. As a result the new shipping date set for all new preorders is now September 28 - a week later. We wouldn't be surprised if Apple continues to push the date back as more and more preorders arrive. Thankfully, carriers offering iPhone 5 preorders are still showing Sep 21 as shipping date.
Of course, it isn't currently known to how many units this amounts, but the figure will probably be record-breaking. For the most impatient users, there's always some chance of finding a unit in the retail stores on launch day... if you don't fear long lines and big crowds.
If you'd like to know more about the new iPhone 5, you can easily find all our coverage right here.
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
I hope this sold out case is not because of someone trying to ban / delay the iphone5 due to the patent (4g lte)
I really want one :(
110. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6363; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
yes they probably are. i went to AT&t website and it still says PRE ORDER NOT SOLD OUT. They must be fcking stupid or what. it's like theirs nothing good to read any more on these phone blog sites anymore.
23. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3977; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I think they are just saying that to generate buzz about the phone. I really want to see how "well" this iPhone really sells.
28. wendygarett (unregistered)
If this is the only case then I relief :)
Don't worry we won't fall on that marketing gimmicks... Probably some iGeniuses are trying to spam on the preorder sites :)
88. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)
They might have had only 10 iPhones in the first stock.
31. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
The screens are all on back order as suppliers can't produce fast enough. We all knew this would happen. That apple would delay shipping... it was never intended to be released this early. What they are doing is gathering revenues on an unreleased unsubstantiated product so as not to keep loosing footing against android. Good marketing on apples part... but sleeziness does not define a great product or company.
44. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Yeah? I ordered two this morning at 2:30 AM, CDT, and I suspect I will have mine by next Friday, along with a few million others. The only "footing" Apple is losing against Android is marketshare, whereas they keep the lion's share of profit. Who would you rather be? HTC, Motorola, and the rest of the gang will be out of the Android business within 18 months, at their current pace of losses, and Samsung will be all that is left.
49. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
I woke up late at 8:00AM EST. I ordered one iphone 5 directly from Apple.com and the expected delivery say it's 2 week.
I then ordered 7 more from verizonwireless directly, the expected delivery on them are 9/21. However, on the 8th one from verizon, the delivery got changed to 9/26.
76. synot (Posts: 96; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
I see your one of the only blogger with understanding of whats going on with Apple. I also knew that these phones werent ready and tested and a lot of people will be very dissapointed when they received their phones .The phones are not sold out like the headlines say but were not finished manufactured for order and Apple dont want the consumers to turn away to other competiters so they are giving more false information .
89. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Hurry!!! More slaves to the assembly lines!!!
104. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
Talk about conspiracy theorists, my goodness. You make it sound as if apple's revenue and profits will fail; and this "selling out" is all an illusion. Truth is, none of know anything until the numbers are released. If you're so sure the phones will be defective and they aren't going to sell much, then why don't you put your money where your mouth is and short-sell some apple stock? My money says you won't do it because you know better. In the meantime I'll be watching my nest egg grow. It wouldn't do that without the iHaters out there selling me their shares and buying my puts. Thanks, guys. Keep on hating and I'll keep taking your money. Android is awesome in it's power, diversity, and customizations; but apple is a money-making machine whether we like that or not.
And remember, you don't have to like Apple to make money on Apple.
114. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
I didn't say that the phone was defective, I said that they had issues developing the screens for the release.
43. DonkeySauce (Posts: 158; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)
It's by design. Apple makes it like this on purpose. Making it a little bit of a challenge to get one creates a frenzy, then after the initial release people feel privileged to be able to get one...
48. Hemlocke (unregistered)
"Making it a little bit of a challenge to get one"...
Apple doesn't manufacture themselves, and they will sell more iPhones over the next ten days than Samsung sold Galaxy S3 models in their first six weeks. As I recall, Samsung said THEY had supply constraints, as well, and they are a manufacturer. Are you under the false impression that it is somewhat easy to manufacture 10+ million consumer electronic devices and move them around the world in a short amount of time?
68. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
Hmmm. Yeah in the grand scheme of things it's a daunting thought to get all those products around the world... But it's Apple... And Samsung. They have done this a few times before.
Apple maybe not have complete controle over individual units but they are able to say who gets what size shipments. I would imagine that smaller shipments and quicker resupplies makes the product more 'exclusive'.
And Apple has always been about a product's appearance. why stop at just how the phone looks in the hand and go for how it looks on the shelve or possibly better yet on a "SOLD OUT Coming Soon" sign?
40. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
then why are you in this article? if you hate it and don't care about it, don't put a comment.
63. darkkjedii (Posts: 10925; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly. Y even bother posting if he doesn't care
81. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
Are the comments supposed to be only positive? Either love it or don't comment? Is the iphone dead? (pun intended)
85. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
He didn't say anything about loving or hating anything. He said he DID NOT CARE, and that's when I started trying to find a reason why the f**k did he comment in the 1st place...
120. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
Well, it's an opinion too. He expressed it. He doesn't care, that's an opinion.
108. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
NO! Of course not, but why do you have to go in a news article/page if you really don't care about it.
100. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1583; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
AHAHAHA phonearena FAIL
102. intos (Posts: 86; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
i just simply expressed for this spoof called iphone5... its not a big deal ,its just a phone ... but when you called apple and you carry the responsibility of exprestise and innovation youre people are waiting to see something really big from you ... not an oblong cucumber !! Sometimes the big hit is not as good as we thought! That is why the apple did such a middle class phone... so before put your hand to your pocket just think !!
3. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
What a fail/bust as certain people said it was! Hate or Love Apple but they are a well oiled machine and they have a following unlike any company!
41. PAPINYC (Posts: 2270; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
It's not a following. Psychologically speaking, studies have proved that iUsers tend to suffer from iOCD, diagnosed on the second axis, of course, with mixed Manic and Depressive episodes. Depending on the severity of the iLlness, tiMed with the onset of the epiSodes, especially right at the end of summer when epiSodic cycles tend to peak due to the anticipation of a bleak long winter of "CabiN Fever", iUsers tend to be much more mAniC and compulsiVe. And, thus, must have the latest (and, so-called greatest) right away. Not only to satiSfy their manic compulsiOn but, to also satisfy their new "TransiEnt FiXation", while at the same time being able to impress the rest of the herd at the iParties they plan to attend.
51. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
You should just post this on Urban Dictionary, fits well.
54. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Man that was so funny, i was waiting what happened to PAPINYC? why hasnt he posted... lmao! Your posts on Apple article makes me so laugh!
4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
People are excited to have one to brag it to their friends.
11. Aeires (unregistered)
Too bad few will notice it's a 5 and not a 4/4S model instead.
46. Hemlocke (unregistered)
If you went out and asked the same number of random people on the street to identify ANY Android phone, no more than a handful out of every hundred would know it was Android, and of that handful, a few might know what device it was. The majority of people would probably think it is an iPhone. If it is funny that people don't know the difference between the 4/4s and the 5, what is it when almost none know they are Android phones?
59. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Pretty sure if you go out and ask someone what kind of phone they have they will either say Iphone, "Droid" (for those who dont know the difference) or Android. with the occassional people having a Windows phone or what most would call a "p.o.s. phone" ie: feature phone. Noone buys an Android and says "oh yeah I have this uh.. uh... I dont know"
84. Aeires (unregistered)
Let me guess, it hit too close to home with you?
107. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 265; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
in my school, you're expected to have one, or you arent "cool." shame.
5. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
this most be a lie. its an economy trick. just a few houndred of units to create xpectation
9. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
Lol, success must be a lie. What's the next excuse that'll be used for the iPhone 5's success?
27. JunitoNH (Posts: 873; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
You must understand is a pro Android page.
34. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
if u think u'll buy 10 millions of units in just one month (like apple said), do 10 millions and u'll have one cellphone for costumer. am i wrong?
47. Hemlocke (unregistered)
The cake is a lie, too. The only thing that isn't a lie is Android, and those adorable companies that make it possible. Google doesn't pimp their users out to the highest bidding john, they "allow them the benefit of seeing targeted ads for products and services customers may need." Samsung doesn't try to match Apple margins by making dirt cheap, unreliable, plastic pieces of crap, they "help customers keep up with the pace of innovation by allowing them to upgrade to the newest Android skateboard when the components naturally mature and retire at the ripe old age of 8 months."
62. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
But its those same components that "mature and retire at the ripe old age of 8 months" that are put in your iPhone. Only difference is Apple doesn't give you something after it matures.. it lets you use it till it grows old and dies. You forget Apple is not a manufacturer... lol. All hardware that goes into iPhones happens to be made by those "adorable" companies.
17. dickwyn (Posts: 592; Member since: 07 May 2012)
why would apple lie about the iphone 5 being sold out and pushing the release date back it just makes no sense
79. synot (Posts: 96; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
I doubt Apple have made 10 million units yet with the problem they are having with their screen ,they just want to create a buzz and hype for unsuspecting consumers
7. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Tim Cook's Expertise in Supply Chain Management.
8. sudbury78 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
Where are all the android haters now claiming nobody wants it and it's inferior? Oh btw turn on cnbc and look at the stock. apple for life.
12. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
If people were educated, APPLE would have far less sales.
15. wendygarett (unregistered)
Agree... Unfortunately most of the people educated that aluminium phone is better than plastic phone :)
19. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Educated people knows that the iPhone is really not entirely made from Aluminum, but a plastic, covered with glass and the Aluminum on the side :)
52. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Aluminum on the side? The back panel and the sides are aluminum.
116. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
"Educated people" should do some research before claiming that there is "plastic" inside the iPhone. The circuit board is made of woven glass and epoxy using lots of minerals including cassiterite, wolfarmite, coltan and also gold which are originated from western Africa. Out of the entire iphone, less than 2% of it is plastic.
I dont mind plastic however, when I go to McDonalds I expect plastic spoons, cups, plates etc. But I do prefer the finer things in life, so when I go to a 5 star restaurant, I expect porcelain plates,fragile wine glasses, and metal silverware.
Those who dont care about those things can keep their disposable Samsung phones.
22. SleepingOz (unregistered)
NFC or Aluminium? hmm NFC for sure!
36. shuaibhere (Posts: 1361; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
If people were educated they will come to know that aluminium has bad reception than plastic......and people will come know that iphone causes more danger for them with 3x of radio waves than s3....
82. synot (Posts: 96; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)
did u know aluminium attracts lightening in a thunderstorm and u are likely to get electrocuted from an Iphone and also if an iphone falls it will be dented and touch the internal parts and short out the battery or explode with aluminiumn housing . Plastic is more lasting and absorbs shock more in falling .the aluminium and glass phone is more like to be damaged in a fall than plastic phone ..
16. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
Here's the start of the excuses. So every person who ordered the iPhone 5 is uneducated. Next excuse coming soon. Thank you networkdood for your excuse entry, we'll contact you if your excuse is the winner.
24. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I think he meant "being tech aware" by educated..
13. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Oh definitely not me, I love Android man! High five!
20. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Android haters or apple haters? Make up your mind buddy! Well, assuming you still have your brain.
No one ever said things like "nobody want it" or "it won't sell much" but the iphone5 is surely inferior, in term of specs and functionalities, to any other flagships out there. Even the 920 is better.
"iSheeep for life" haha.. jk.. not really..
29. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
nobody ever said that nobody wants the iphone! Let me tell all the people that dont know what apple did i have been working in wireless going on 2 years. When the iphone 4 came out you could tell a big difference between ios operating system and Android!! readin on the full features that iphone has they basically took the android OS system and tweaked a few features and called it new and revolutionary! Please i have an iphone Never again will i get another apple product! oh yeah , I started with an android i will go back to one. Samsung galaxy S 3 sold out of its units too but everytime they were sold out they pusehd the date back of shipping orders and the launch date!! neither one of those are pushed back on the Wireless company's website! If they was really sold out they would go ahead and push back the date. My husband has a galaxy s 3 he pre-ordered his he was supposed to get it July first he couldn't get until the 12 of july because of being sold out and Verizon changed the date everytime the orders got pushed back. Verizon still says the iphone will be launced and shipped out on the 21 of this month!!
10. Aeires (unregistered)
Apple is moving more equipment to new manufacturers who are having a hard time keeping up with demand, wouldn't be surprised if there's more delays and quality issues to come.