iPhone 5 Ship Time Slips to 3-4 WeeksBy: Josh Wolford - September 19, 2012
If you’re still looking to pre-order the new iPhone 5, I hope you’re not still looking to pre-order the iPhone 5. At this point, you could be waiting up to a month for it to ship if you were to place your order right now.
On Apple.com, shipping times for all models (16GB, 32GB, 64GB, Black & White) have slipped to 3 to 4 weeks.
The new iPhone’s shipping time slipped from the original Sept. 21st target to the 28th on Apple.com within hours of the start of pre-orders. Soon, major U.S. carriers has also pushed back their shipping estimates.
Later, we found out that the iPhone 5 had smashed first day slaes records. Apple reported that the new iPhone sold 2 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours, doubling the previous record held by the iPhone 4S. That news sent Apple stock soaring above $700, a new high for the company.
The iPhone 5 is set to hit stores on Friday, September 21st. If you want to get your hands on one before they sell out, camping out seems like a good plan.