iPhone 5 pre-orders now ship in 3-4 weeks

iPhone 5 pre-orders now ship in 3-4 weeks
If there is one thing that every single customer hates, that would be waiting. Unfortunately, that is what some future iPhone 5 owners will have to brace themselves for as the smartphone is now estimated to ship in 3 to 4 weeks if pre-ordered from the Apple store online. In comparison, the iPhone 5 projected shipping date stood at "only" 1 to 2 weeks until just recently.

The considerable delay doesn't surprise us much given the overwhelming iPhone 5 demand, which we reported about already. Only 24 hours were needed for 2 million units to be pre-ordered online, and about 8 million of them are expected to be sold by the end of the weekend. No wonder that as a result, Apple stock reached a new high of over $700 apiece. 

So if you want to have an iPhone 5, but haven't placed a pre-order yet, prepare yourself for a lengthy wait. Sure, you can also try queuing up in front of a local Apple store, although there is no guarantee that you'll be able to buy one before they all sell out. 

source: Apple via SlashGear

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Sounds like Apple ran out of stockpile. I wonder if they are going to hit 20 million units in 100 days?

3. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

More than that.

2. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

I ROLF everytime I have a customer wanting to pre order it.

6. Raiders15

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 27, 2012

It is ROFL, genius.

5. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I can't wait til this releases so i can go to the store and compare the sgs3, htc one X, and iphone 5 side by side

7. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its no surpirse,year on year we get an intial batch of new iphone stock,then its 3-4 weeks for next supply in oct,then next delivery close to November etc. Half the time ifans wanting an iphone do not be able to get one untill a good few months after launch date due to shortages or not being able to reach stores in time the one time they actually do get in stock. By the time they get the handset the next iphone is 5-6 months away and the apple rumour mill pr is gone into overdrive with speculation of the next iphone already!

8. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I can't choose between iOS, Andriod and WP8

14. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

buy and return, buy and return.

10. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

shut up and take my money.............. NOT!

12. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

And when the Iphone 5 does come out expect there to be alot of stolen phones, hope you guys have insurance, lol

13. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I would expect it to come with a defect as with all new iphone models. Not being a hater but I advise all my apple fan boy friends the same thing and they've thanked me for it.

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