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I ordered an i5 early (4:30AM, EST) using the app. It was quick and easy. I have a question about the shipping. My confirmation says "available to ship: 2 weeks."

 

I suspect that this is a standard response until they match first-day orders with inventory, then they will give a specific date (hopefully the 21st).

 

Does anyone know what this means?


iPhone 4, Windows 7
  • 1. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    casely Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am not sure.

  • 2. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    inthecards Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I ordered at 3:51EST and I got the same ship date.  A lot of folks have a ship date of Sept 21 so I hope your theory is correect,but if not, it gives me a little time to check for a new case since the old ones will no longer fit now.... 

  • 3. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    Trumania Level 4 Level 4 (1,160 points)

    It's likely that by the time your order was processed they had already gone through their initial launch day inventory and pushed your delivery estimate up.

     

    I seem to be one of the lucky ones, my receipt says: "Delivers on 9/21".

  • 4. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    G3gator Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Have any AT&T, U.S. customers received a Sept. 21 date with their order?

  • 5. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    inthecards Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Could very well be....but if the site came up late ( about 20 minutes past posted time of 12:01 PST), and they sold out of initial launch day inventory in less than 45 minutes=poor planning..

  • 6. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    MegaZega Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I ordered mine at about 3:20 EST, and it says ships the 21st. I think around 3:45 it started shipping in two weeks.

  • 7. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    Trumania Level 4 Level 4 (1,160 points)

    The site came up for people at different times. I waited 15 minutes before I reset the cache of Safari and it came up for me.

     

    Apple was also taking orders through the Apple Store App on iOS devices.

     

    Initial launch day inventory typicall sells out quickly. It's not poor planning, it's an issue of supply and demand. The demand is too high for what they are able to supply at the moment.


    Keep in mind, the iPhone isn't only used in the United States.


    It's entirely possible for hundreds of thousands of devices to have been sold in those 30 minutes.

  • 8. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    iPhoNettie Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    I ordered mine at 3:03am est and my conf email says

    Delivers on 9/21.

  • 9. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    inthecards Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I think when you have a billion doallr company and you have data suporting past launch days volume, to push orders back 2 extra weeks (it says "ships in 2 weeks", does not include the 5 day delivery) = poor planning.  It's not like they won't be able to move the extra inventory.  If they don't have enough units on hand to satisy demand within the first hour that is a problem.  And I don't think this is the first time the App store ISO device method for ordering was available and I'm pretty sure that this is not the first time it was offered outside the US.  You hit the nail on the head....supply and demand.  If they can't figure out by now the heightened demand for a new iPhone release and not have enough product on hand to last at least a day, then don't take pre-orders until your supply reaches that level.

  • 10. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (10,790 points)

    I ordered via the Apple Store App (not to be confused with the App Store App) just before 7:00 AM EST this morning, whithout incident and I'm an AT&T customer.  My order also says two weeks.  I just figured it was the standard statement on the pre-order and I'd get an update when the phone ships.  But I do agree with whoever wrote that if they sold out of the available launch day inventory in that short a time frame it is poor planning.

  • 11. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    Peter Gillespie Level 6 Level 6 (11,785 points)

    I ordered at 08:01 in UK  ( 12.01 Pacific time) and I have

    a delivery date of 21/9 (9/21 )

  • 12. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    KC7GNM Level 4 Level 4 (2,720 points)

    Chill out. You will get your phone. You may not be the first cool one to have it but you will get it. I myself am skipping this version. I have the 4S and it works just fine for me. I will wait until next year and see what they come up with to top the 5.

  • 13. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    Misty2 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Exactly.  Mine says delivery on October 5. I'm not having a heart attack over it!  As long as it's here before my mini vacation to New Orleans October 18, I'm happy. 

  • 14. Re: iPhone 5 shipping
    RayTrace77 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Seems like I was another lucky one(UK, GMT 0), I was refreshing every 15-20 mins on the way to work,between 6AM in the morning and 8:30AM, then waited around 30 mins, refreshed and the iPhone was available to pre-order, so I ordered it and it said "Delivers on 9/21", still currently says that.

     

    Something strange though, if you try and track your Oder status( from the link in the order conformation email you get), it intermittently works, most of the time it says there was an error in your request, anybody else get this ?

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