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iPhone 5 sold out, shipping date pushed back

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:48

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...

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posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:53 13

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

People are excited to have one to brag it to their friends.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:57 18

11. Aeires (unregistered)

Too bad few will notice it's a 5 and not a 4/4S model instead.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:14 2

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?

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:38

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"

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 12:22 1

84. Aeires (unregistered)

Let me guess, it hit too close to home with you?

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 18:59 1

107. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 272; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)

in my school, you're expected to have one, or you arent "cool." shame.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:53 14

5. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 118; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

this most be a lie. its an economy trick. just a few houndred of units to create xpectation

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:55 6

9. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; 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?

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:27 3

27. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

You must understand is a pro Android page.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:37 1

34. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 118; 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?

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:18

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."

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:44 3

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.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:05

17. dickwyn (Posts: 621; 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

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 11:50 2

79. synot (Posts: 277; 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

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:54 9

7. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Tim Cook's Expertise in Supply Chain Management.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:54 2

8. sudbury78 (Posts: 136; 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.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:59 22

12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

If people were educated, APPLE would have far less sales.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:02 6

15. wendygarett (unregistered)

Agree... Unfortunately most of the people educated that aluminium phone is better than plastic phone :)

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:07 11

19. whysoserious (Posts: 318; 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 :)

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:29 2

52. Hemlocke (unregistered)

Aluminum on the side? The back panel and the sides are aluminum.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 23:54

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.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:12 6

22. SleepingOz (unregistered)

NFC or Aluminium? hmm NFC for sure!

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:42 2

36. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; 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....

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 12:04

82. synot (Posts: 277; 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 ..

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:03 3

16. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; 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.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:18 2

24. SleepingOz (unregistered)

I think he meant "being tech aware" by educated..

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:01 7

13. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Oh definitely not me, I love Android man! High five!

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:08 11

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..

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:32 3

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!!

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:56 5

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.

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