1. Akshay Masand's Avatar


    Continued demand for Apple’s new iPhone 5 has caused shipping times to slip to 3-4 weeks from the Apple Online Store along with partner carriers and resellers seeing similar delays. After a large number of pre-orders filled up quickly and ended up eating away at Apple’s first batch of iPhone 5 units last Friday, demand for the new device remains strong as the company is continuing to push back shipping times as more orders continue to pile in.

    Apple just recently announced that the iPhone 5 saw over two million pre-orders in its first 24 hours of availability, while AT&T posted record numbers but failed to offer specifics. The pre-orders as many of you already know opened up last Friday at midnight Pacific time with such high interested that the Apple Online Store ended up burning through its stock in an hour. The company issued a statement later that day saying the following; “Pre-orders for iPhone 5 have been incredible. We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response.”

    Apple’s U.S. partner carriers such as AT&T and Verizon also show stockouts with both telecoms quoting delivery dates in two to three weeks for all iPhone 5 models. Even shipment times for Sprint, the last of the “big three” U.S. wireless carriers are beginning to sell out of its initial allotment, with the time slipping as well. Meanwhile, previously placed orders are already in transit to select customers with the iPhone 5 officially launching in nine additional countries on Friday as part of the fastest product rollout in Apple history as well.

    Source: Apple, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2012-09-19 09:48 AM
  2. flash66's Avatar
    Anyone receive an email stating their phone has shipped?
    2012-09-19 10:36 AM
  3. law111's Avatar
    I haven't got mine but did you see the article the other day? Someone had got their shipment email.. I'm glad I am not the only one still waiting for mine, I got a iPhone 5 reservation number before 1 am and completed the order the following morning around 6 am and it says delivery is 9/21 but still says preparing for shipment when I check my order number at the Apple website.. Hope I get something today or else I'll really start to feel sad
    iPhone Firmware - 4.1
    Service - AT&T
    Device - iPhone 4 BLACK 16GB
    2012-09-19 11:09 AM
  4. Striknine's Avatar
    Same here, preparing for shipment. Ordered mine at 3:10am EST and got confirmation number right away.
    I hope they pull through or I will be p*ssed.
    Anyone know where they are shipping from? I thought my 4 shipped from China.
    2012-09-19 12:48 PM
  5. tridley68's Avatar
    Anyone receive an email stating their phone has shipped?
    Not yet still waiting to hear on my two phones AT&T sight still says processing bummer.
    2012-09-19 02:47 PM
  6. hogcia's Avatar
    I have the standard shipping. I wonder if I will get it by the 21st?

    & you should always order from apple.com, way more reliable.
    2012-09-19 02:48 PM
  7. Striknine's Avatar
    Try this:
    Go to ups website, track by reference, enter phone number, country, and zip. Blam there is your tracking info.
    2012-09-19 03:01 PM
  8. blueglide's Avatar
    I ordered my Blk 32 GB from AT&T at 0800 EST on 9/14. I got a shipping confirmation at 1204 9/19 and this morning my online status was changed from processing to shipped. I was up at 0300 that morning to order but ended up giving up and going back to bed and trying that morning.
    2012-09-19 03:02 PM
  9. lillewis51's Avatar
    Just checked AT&T now. My order says its been shipped!
    Didn't get my preorder in till about 10am EST
    2012-09-19 03:16 PM
  10. law111's Avatar
    Try this:
    Go to ups website, track by reference, enter phone number, country, and zip. Blam there is your tracking info.
    Try this, it worked for me, mine says 2 days left.. 9/21 I figured with over 2 million orders the email's from apple might be lagging but the shipments are on time I'll admit it does feel great to see the UPS status though.
    iPhone Firmware - 4.1
    Service - AT&T
    Device - iPhone 4 BLACK 16GB
    2012-09-19 03:45 PM
  11. H4CK3R's Avatar
    Well, looks like I'm going to be waiting for a while. During Christmas it'll only get worse I'm sure.
    2012-09-19 03:53 PM
  12. loocfa's Avatar
    you iphone 5 may have already been shipped, i found this interesting article. i found out my iphone is already in louisville KY

    [url=http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2012/09/your-iphone-5-may-already-have-shipped-heres-how-to-tell/]Your iPhone 5 may already have shipped. Here’s how to tell. [Updated] | TechBlog | a Chron.com blog[/url


    update, sorry for the repost, but the link is a good read anyways.
    have faith people, not long now
    Last edited by loocfa; 2012-09-19 at 03:59 PM.
    2012-09-19 03:55 PM
  13. hogcia's Avatar
    For those with a shipped status, what shipping service did you pick? For example I picked free standard shipping from apple.
    2012-09-19 04:10 PM
  14. flash66's Avatar
    Try this:
    Go to ups website, track by reference, enter phone number, country, and zip. Blam there is your tracking info.
    Worked perfectly. For those that chose standard shipping as I did, your info Is on the UPS website. Use your phone number to track by reference. Both phones are in Louisville Ky. One came from china and the other from Nashville. 64GB black and 16GB black.
    2012-09-19 04:29 PM
  15. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
    Not yet still waiting to hear on my two phones AT&T sight still says processing bummer.
    Mine says the same I got finished with my order at 4:15am ET on ATT website. Said i would get it on 9/21. Up until last night i had a 1 back order quantity now it says 0. But still says in progress. Its already wed and no update, not looking good.

    Anyone else that ordered on ATT still has pending?
    2012-09-19 05:02 PM
  16. macsrock's Avatar
    I had ordered 3 phones on the 14th evening by calling AT&T. And for one of them now it says "Shipped". But no tracking number can be found. Maybe it will come here tomorrow!!

    I tried the track by ref on ups, but could not find anything.
    Last edited by macsrock; 2012-09-19 at 05:19 PM.
    2012-09-19 05:14 PM
  17. lillewis51's Avatar
    I had ordered 3 phones on the 14th evening by calling AT&T. And for one of them now it says "Shipped". But no tracking number can be found. Maybe it will come here tomorrow!!

    I tried the track by ref on ups, but could not find anything.
    i tried to find the track number with ups and fedex to no avail.
    not really sure who att ships with..
    2012-09-19 05:21 PM
  18. jrhudson's Avatar
    Try this:
    Go to ups website, track by reference, enter phone number, country, and zip. Blam there is your tracking info.

    it worked.
    yup 9/17 shipped. boom bam



    uhh they were in nashville.
    now in louisville, ky.
    yay in transit
    2012-09-19 06:28 PM
  19. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
    Just called ATT and they told me mine has shipped!!! YAY!!!!!!!! Cant wait til friday!!!
    2012-09-19 07:18 PM
  20. Youngblood 78's Avatar
    I thought I was the only one , I going to try track by reference hope it works this time tried it earlier with no luck I'm in the dark over here .fingers crossed HAYB,

    Try this:
    Go to ups website, track by reference, enter phone number, country, and zip. Blam there is your tracking info.
    I tried but no dice I put phone # in account zip n country ,what did u put for reference .im going nuts .thanks for any help
    Last edited by Youngblood 78; 2012-09-19 at 10:03 PM.
    2012-09-19 09:07 PM
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