iPhone 5 sold out, shipping date pushed back

iPhone 5 sold out, shipping date pushed back
At 12AM EST today, Apple initiated its preorders for the iPhone 5. Originally scheduled to ship on September 21, it turns out some user might have to wait a bit longer in order to receive their new handset.

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.

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  • 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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121 Comments

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 :(

6. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Your kidding right?

110. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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: May 23, 2012

They might have had only 10 iPhones in the first stock.

31. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 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: Aug 27, 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: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 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: Dec 23, 2011

Hurry!!! More slaves to the assembly lines!!!

104. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 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: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 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: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 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: Feb 14, 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?

2. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

so what ?! we dont give a damn about it !!

40. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly. Y even bother posting if he doesn't care

81. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 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: Jul 20, 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: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Well, it's an opinion too. He expressed it. He doesn't care, that's an opinion.

108. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

60. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You do care. Youre on the article.

100. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

102. intos

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 06, 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: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 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: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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: Oct 27, 2011

You should just post this on Urban Dictionary, fits well.

54. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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!

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