Apple's shipments of its new iPhones to U.S. carriers are "disappointing"

Apple's shipments of its new iPhones to U.S. carriers are
Is Apple heading toward a disappointing launch of its two new iPhone models on Friday? Earlier on Tuesday, we told you that the number of Apple iPhone 5s units available from U.S. carriers might be lower than expected on Friday. While some carriers have said that many buyers have been turning to the lower priced but more colorful Apple iPhone 5c, at least one carrier says that pre-orders for the mid-range iPhone model have not been "overwhelming."

This one source, who works for a major U.S. carrier, said in a published report on Tuesday that the inventory of phones that Apple has promised the carriers appears to be disappointing. This refers to both new iPhone versions and the source says that this limited supply has affected all major U.S. carriers.

According to this anonymous source, the situation is not going to get better soon. The number of new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s units that Apple plans on supplying the carriers with will still remain low the week after the launch. For those who missed the news, Apple will start taking orders for the new handsets Friday at 3:01 am EDT on its website. At 8:00am local time Friday, the phones will be available for purchase from U.S. Apple Stores.

Last year, Apple sold a disappointing 5 million units during the opening weekend of Apple iPhone 5 sales. Can Apple beat that figure this year?

source: Reuters

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5c
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1507 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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62 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

A lot of people reacted because of the same boring design of the iphone 5s. and i doubt they won't break their own record.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you doubt they won't, that means you think they will.

10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Even Apple co founder Mr. WOZ would agree.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you doubt they won't, that means you think they will.

21. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

What a hardcore fanboy you are!!You know the fact that people are not interested in buying iphone anymore.They are more curious towards galaxy,G,Xperia,Windows phone.Thats why they are loosing market share day by day.Who is gonna pay for same boring design,ugliest icon & that much cost except you iaddicted us people.

47. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Yes, everybody is a fanboy except you. Apple are selling more and more iPhones and iPads while u sit and hate.

53. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

LOL have you read the news? You should sit and read... and then, sit and cry lol

62. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Or at least think that they will

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Grammatically, yes, you are correct.

6. stealthd unregistered

I would have expected GS4 sales to tank compared to the GSIII then. They didn't do anything new or interesting with the design, so it should have failed right?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude you can never take Gadget80 serious. He started a sentence with a lowercase "a", then used a lowercase "i" for himself...enough said.

46. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Lol..........that's exactly what Apple does starts a name with a lowercase like 'i' in iPhone XD

25. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

Wrong. GS4 has better and bigger display in even smaller body. IP5S and IP5 absolutely same display in same body.

34. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

It has a 64bit processor and ios 7 so it must be way better. That's what your argument sounds like.

43. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

But...why would you need a 64bit processor on your phone? bs aside, I'm actually curious.

57. robinlim85

Posts: 86; Member since: May 03, 2013

wait you see when every single smartphone uses 64bit processor and u still wonder why

49. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Not to mention the iPhone nor the new iPads have the 4GB of RAM to benefit from it...

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wonder if this is a new variation on the term exclusive (as in exclusive to Apple)? In the past, Apple gave its stores priority in allocating scarce supply; maybe this is Scarce Supply v. 2.0? If we are seeing Scarce Supply v. 2.0, this can't be good news for Apple, 'cause scarce supply means no sales for Apple, and no sales for Apple means their share price takes a hit. I wonder if Timmy wishes he were back in his old job of COO again? Life certainly was simpler back then.

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

iPhone 5s(same) is a joke compared to an optimus G2/ Note 3/ Z1.

3. stealthd unregistered

Really? What makes it a joke?

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He doesn't think that. He wants attention.

17. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It really is a shame people are still bashing Apple for the 5S. They have to realize, Steve Jobs still had influence in the making of the 5S, so they could only do so much. Even with Steve's influence on it, they made it the biggest upgrade to an iPhone ever. I expect the iPhone 6 to really be the first step outside of the Jobs/Forstall era and be fully under Cook/Ive. Can't wait for next year!

29. artealis

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

already talking about next year iphone?? at least you should buy 5c or 5s, to donate some money to apple this year. yes, i agree with u this is the biggest upgrade to an iphone ever, with same look and design like last year, copy-paste-done design for iphone 5s ame and copy-paste-plastic design for iphone 5c heap

30. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yes, I am talking about next year's iPhone, because it will be the first iPhone that Tim Cook and Jony Ive will have complete control over, with no influence of Steve Jobs or Scott Forstall looming over them; and it will probably be the first iPhone I will be interested in buying for the first time since 2010. I'm not getting the 5S because the screen is just a little bit too small for me, and because I just got my Droid Mini which is probably one of my favorite Android devices to date along with the Nexus 4 and HTC One.

52. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The biggest upgrade to the iPhone ever? 64bit processor that nobody will need for a long long time and a slightly better camera is nothing to be incredibly proud of. The fingerprint sensor? I can't really lump that in as a massive upgrade either - cute and all, but nothing I'm excited about. I hope you're correct about iPhone 6 being something special under the new Apple rule.. but given how things have gone lately, I'm not expecting much.

56. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Double CPU and GPU power, added M7 co-processor for more efficiency (similar to Motorola's X8 system), OpenGL ES 3.0 support, native 64 bit apps with 3rd party 64 bit apps on the way, fingerprint scanner, iOS 7 bringing major improvements to iOS with a design change for the first time ever, and various improvements to the camera like 120 fps 720p capture allowing for smooth slow motion video, a major low light improvement, and dual LED flash with a tinted second flash to help balance colors. Compare that to the 4S, where most of it's improvements were in the GPU and camera; the GPU was about 5 times as powerful as it was in the iPhone 4, double CPU power, 5 element lens and higher aperture on the camera, Siri (which wasn't that great), some added features in iOS 5, but still the same design software and hardware wise. I don't know about you, but I think the 5S is a much better upgrade to the 5 than the 4S was to the 4.

41. maysider

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

No copy a file No default browser choice Just icons from 1990 No IR remote Sorry it's a very dumb phone

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Did you see the offscreen GPU tests for the 5S? They're nearly up to par with the Adreno 330! That's insane! A GPU that is capable of running a 2560x1600 display effortlessly is running an 1136x640 display, the frame rates are going to max out on everything. The CPU *should* be well up to par with the quad core Krait 300's in some of the best flagships of this year too, and it has a nice 2 GB of RAM. And we all know it's probably going to have the best camera on a smartphone to date (aside from the Lumia 1020 and 808 PureView of course). Plus, Jony actually CHANGED iOS. You might say the screen is too small and iOS is still too limited, but you can't deny that this is THE biggest upgrade to an iPhone they have ever done, in terms of hardware and software.

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Do you have a URL from apple.com for the 2Gb of RAM? If you are basing the 2Gb statement off PAs spec listing, that is probably in error.

19. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It's still 1GB, according to Anand Lal Shimpi. Of course, with 1GB of RAM, it has no overall peers in benchmarks except the Bay Trail development platform.

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