Delay in iPhone 5 shipments already?

The iPhone 5 has officially hit, with pre-orders starting at 12:01am PDT this morning on the Apple Store app, and the online store going live roughly 50 minutes later.

The new, longer, better, game changing, revolutionary iPhone. K, i'll shut up now.

But to all the people who have already pre-ordered their device and are eagerly awaiting it to drop through their letterbox on September 21st, you might have to wait a little longer as there is a two week delivery time frame on the phones, rather than the one week initially stated (and expected).

Demand for the latest and greatest iPhone is high, but it appears even Apple have been taken aback slightly by the demand for the device. Depending on how many of the handsets Apple have ready to ship, demand might be incomprehensibly, and understandably, high!

With Apple being its usual pessimistic self, regarding the delivery times, all users will be hoping that their shiny new iPhone 5 arrive on, or within a day or two of, the September 21st release.

Apple and its customers will be hoping it is hype and high demand that’s prompting the slightly longer delivery and not issues with the manufacturing process.

Source: i4u

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microsoft fanboys with manufacturing processes & logistic ignorance. now that is a lethal brain-dead combination. lmao.

I just used my nexus 7 to preorder iPhone 5. Is that wrong? Stop the hating. Both OSs have their cons and pros. Enjoy both!

Interestingly, my pre-order just changed from "within 2 weeks" to "delivery by 9/21." So, maybe the 2-week window was just a placeholder. I think everyone who pre-orders within the first 24 hours will get it next Friday.

I guess they ran out of child labor...

And for all you sensitive people out there, that was a joke.

Isn't the first time a company has had this problem. No big deal really.

Of course there were going to be delays. The problem is the iPhone screen. The so-called retina-display was only made by Samsung, or Hamstrung as they're now known after Apple snarfed a million trillion dollars out of them for having round corners on their phones.

So Apple had to buy screens from Sharp who (obvious if you look at their name) couldn't make screens with round corners. Moreover the infamous Sharp rectal-display doesn't come in the standard 16 X 9 aspect ratio that movies and TV programs need. No. This rectal display only comes in an innovative 71 X 40 aspect ratio - not even kidding on this one. Innovative, what? Next year all movies obviously will be released in a 71 X 40 aspect ratio. Apple has changed the world again.

OK you can still watch your dumb old 16 X 9 TV programs and movies on the rectal display but you'll need to buy a pair of iGlasses. Is this cool or what?

Delayed just long enough to allow them to have the 30 pin adapters in stock to pimp another $35 odd dollars out of you at the checkout.

technikal said,
Delayed just long enough to allow them to have the 30 pin adapters in stock to pimp another $35 odd dollars out of you at the checkout.
29.00, bit close enough.

kevpan815 said,
Two Week Delay Here As Well!

P.S. The reason that I say 2 weeks rather than 1 week is that with my Free 3-5 Day Standard Shipping, they are currently telling me that I will have it no later than October 5th, 2012!

P.S. I can NOT drive a car by the way (due to a Disability) so going to an Apple Store to pick one up is NOT an option for me, as my parents are Opposed to me buying this IPhone now rather than waiting until 05/19/2013 when my Verizon Wireless Cell Phone Contract is up for Renewal. (I am a 35 year old Adult but still live with my Parents due to my Disability).

Sales Microsoft and Nokia can only dream of! It's funny reading the comments by the haters defending why Apple sucks! I bought three this morning! My wife and are moving away from our Windows phone and my daughter upgrading for an iPhone 4. Most "regular" people not on tech sites such as this one could care less about Android and Windows Phone. They love there iPhones, face it boys!

JHBrown said,
Sales Microsoft and Nokia can only dream of! It's funny reading the comments by the haters defending why Apple sucks! I bought three this morning! My wife and are moving away from our Windows phone and my daughter upgrading for an iPhone 4. Most "regular" people not on tech sites such as this one could care less about Android and Windows Phone. They love there iPhones, face it boys!
Well yeah... Most of the people just see oh its an Apple product and not for any other reasons... See they cannot even tell a different....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4

tanjiajun_34 said,
Well yeah... Most of the people just see oh its an Apple product and not for any other reasons... See they cannot even tell a different....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4

I'm sorry, but a you can't say that most people see something a certain way, and then link to a video that's been edited to show a few people acting a certain way.

This is something I don't get from the hater crowd. Like, I'm not a big fan of Android based phones. They sell really well. Like, ridiculously well, but I don't sit there and think, "Oh, it's only selling well because people are stupid. They're just fandroids. Man, those idiots buy into the hype, and are easily brain washed. Hey, here's a video of a few fandroids getting confused. My phone is the best, and who ever doesn't follow me and my crowd is just dumb."

No.

I'm not insecure about my purchases, and I couldn't care less what other people buy. People, for the most part, tend to buy what suits them, and if it turns out that what they buy doesn't live up to their expectations, then they don't buy it again. If they buy something that they enjoy, then they are more likely to stick with what they like. That's life.

Damn! I was really looking forward to having that new connector on release day!

Actually I'm glad there are so many that are so clueless to hop on the next iPhone every time. It forces Google/Android & MS to continue to stay ahead of the curve and be at the forefront of technology. It's all about driving innovation. Without the Apple lemmings, the other 2 might get stale because there would be no need to innovate. Thank you lemmings! That new connector DOES look really nice though.

TheArgonaut said,
Damn! I was really looking forward to having that new connector on release day!

Actually I'm glad there are so many that are so clueless to hop on the next iPhone every time. It forces Google/Android & MS to continue to stay ahead of the curve and be at the forefront of technology. It's all about driving innovation. Without the Apple lemmings, the other 2 might get stale because there would be no need to innovate. Thank you lemmings! That new connector DOES look really nice though.

/s?

tanjiajun_34 said,
/s?
Nah, a lot of people are looking forward to the new connector. The old connector was annoying because you had a 50/50 shot of getting it right each time you tried to plug it in. There was no way to tell which way was correct if it was dark other than trying once and failing. It is a first world problem but one less annoyance is always nice.

ILikeTobacco said,
Nah, a lot of people are looking forward to the new connector. The old connector was annoying because you had a 50/50 shot of getting it right each time you tried to plug it in. There was no way to tell which way was correct if it was dark other than trying once and failing. It is a first world problem but one less annoyance is always nice.
Increase in CPU and GPU speed, increase resolution, making the phone smaller that is what others had been doing too...

tanjiajun_34 said,
Increase in CPU and GPU speed, increase resolution, making the phone smaller that is what others had been doing too...
So did Apple so I am not sure what your point is here? They added to the screen size but made the weight(edit actually not sure about the weight... to lazy to look it up) and thickness less.

ILikeTobacco said,
So did Apple so I am not sure what your point is here? They added to the screen size but made the weight(edit actually not sure about the weight... to lazy to look it up) and thickness less.

What I am trying to say is with or without Apple, other companies would also increase cpu and gpu speed, making the phone lighter and thinner, increase resolution of the screen, improving the camera. Changing the connector is for Apple to fit in the smaller form factor of the new iPhone 5. All those are not innovative at all?

ILikeTobacco said,
Nah, a lot of people are looking forward to the new connector. The old connector was annoying because you had a 50/50 shot of getting it right each time you tried to plug it in. There was no way to tell which way was correct if it was dark other than trying once and failing. It is a first world problem but one less annoyance is always nice.

You're joking right?

tanjiajun_34 said,

What I am trying to say is with or without Apple, other companies would also increase cpu and gpu speed, making the phone lighter and thinner, increase resolution of the screen, improving the camera. Changing the connector is for Apple to fit in the smaller form factor of the new iPhone 5. All those are not innovative at all?
Only when its done tyhe first time. After that it is just expected.

"they" in your statement must imply GoogleSheep! HAHA

jesseinsf said,
Plus they pay full price if their contract has not expired.

Lingwo, Android market share strongly disagrees with you. I think it's telling that Apple users are the only ones that appear to go insane when there's a new product launch. Either Apple users really do fit the sheep stereotype, or Apple's marketing manages to give the appearance of overwhelming mass appeal. Either way, it makes me sick.

IronChef75 said,
Lingwo, Android market share strongly disagrees with you. I think it's telling that Apple users are the only ones that appear to go insane when there's a new product launch. Either Apple users really do fit the sheep stereotype, or Apple's marketing manages to give the appearance of overwhelming mass appeal. Either way, it makes me sick.

With Android there's flagship phones released throughought the year, the Nexus phones, the Galaxy phones - tend to be seperated by a few months. So android users upgrade naturally when their contracts end. iPhone users are forced to wait for the next phone because there's only one a year, which is why there's always a mad buying spree as a lot of the people would be on the iPhone 4 on a 24 month contract, and have waited nearly 30 months!

DomZ said,

With Android there's flagship phones released throughought the year, the Nexus phones, the Galaxy phones - tend to be seperated by a few months. So android users upgrade naturally when their contracts end. iPhone users are forced to wait for the next phone because there's only one a year, which is why there's always a mad buying spree as a lot of the people would be on the iPhone 4 on a 24 month contract, and have waited nearly 30 months!

An excellent point my friend. Also there is ONE iPhone, if you took all the WP customers and sold them one device there would be a buying spree as such if you took the top 3 droids and sold them at once.

DomZ said,
...

You're absolutely right. It's brilliant marketing that works on a lot of people (my lack of faith in humanity is showing), but it still makes me sick. But if I was offered a **** ton of money, I'd probably be just as willing to take advantage of a bunch of dumb people over a fascist fashion accessory as much as the next guy.

DomZ said,

With Android there's flagship phones released throughought the year, the Nexus phones, the Galaxy phones - tend to be seperated by a few months. So android users upgrade naturally when their contracts end. iPhone users are forced to wait for the next phone because there's only one a year, which is why there's always a mad buying spree as a lot of the people would be on the iPhone 4 on a 24 month contract, and have waited nearly 30 months!

Small correction, in the US, most carriers let you upgrade 3-6 months earlier, so that means they get to upgrade every 18-21 months. I wait the full 24 months only because I got it to line up with releases and skip every other iteration.

IronChef75 said,

I'd probably be just as willing to take advantage of a bunch of dumb people over a fascist fashion accessory as much as the next guy.

What a dumb thing to say. How can a fascist accessory be made in a communist country?

Of course there is going to be "shipment delays" it adds to the excitement of an iPhone launch. If they said everything is going smoothly. No one will care.

You don't see this for an Android/WP launch. No one wants those, so you can just walk into the store in the middle afternoon if you like and get one haha.

Lingwo said,
Of course there is going to be "shipment delays" it adds to the excitement of an iPhone launch. If they said everything is going smoothly. No one will care.

You don't see this for an Android/WP launch. No one wants those, so you can just walk into the store in the middle afternoon if you like and get one haha.

It would be nice to even get a date for the WP8 phones!

Lingwo said,
Of course there is going to be "shipment delays" it adds to the excitement of an iPhone launch. If they said everything is going smoothly. No one will care.

You don't see this for an Android/WP launch. No one wants those, so you can just walk into the store in the middle afternoon if you like and get one haha.

Right, I guess that was the case with the S3. Was that an LG phone? I don't even remember, there were so few in demand....

It simply amazes me, the demand for this device - a slight upgrade on the 4s............its like people are dumb or something......

Not having an anti apple rant, its a nice device - I just simply don't understand its universal appeal, especially when as I said its a slight upgrade and missing key features available on other platforms, mad.

duddit2 said,
It simply amazes me, the demand for this device - a slight upgrade on the 4s............its like people are dumb or something......

Not having an anti apple rant, its a nice device - I just simply don't understand its universal appeal, especially when as I said its a slight upgrade and missing key features available on other platforms, mad.


For people coming from the iPhone 4 like me it's quite a massive update...

"slight"... Well... depends where your priorities are I guess.

GS:mac

duddit2 said,
It simply amazes me, the demand for this device - a slight upgrade on the 4s............its like people are dumb or something......

Not having an anti apple rant, its a nice device - I just simply don't understand its universal appeal, especially when as I said its a slight upgrade and missing key features available on other platforms, mad.


Let's not forget that a lot of current iOS users still own an iPhone 4 and earlier models, and will upgrade from that to the iPhone 5.
Additionally, the iPhone 5 will be the first iPhone for a non-negligible part of the market.

As for the usual "missing key features" (I'm guessing that you're referring to NFC functionality), apparently most people don't see them as "key features."

duddit2 said,
It simply amazes me, the demand for this device - a slight upgrade on the 4s............its like people are dumb or something......

Not having an anti apple rant, its a nice device - I just simply don't understand its universal appeal, especially when as I said its a slight upgrade and missing key features available on other platforms, mad.

Considering the primary customer for these are people that are upgrading from 4 or below, not 4s. Most people buy a new cellphone every 2 years when their contracts pay for 2/3 of the cost. Or, lets just use your logic and assume every time Apple rolls out a new iPhone, EVERYBODY buys it regardless of whether they get the discounted price. Is that sort of how Android fanboys buy every Android device that comes out every two months because it has a small increase in performance over the device that came out 2 months prior? It's not? No you are right, both are absurd.

duddit2 said,
It simply amazes me, the demand for this device - a slight upgrade on the 4s............its like people are dumb or something......

Not having an anti apple rant, its a nice device - I just simply don't understand its universal appeal, especially when as I said its a slight upgrade and missing key features available on other platforms, mad.

it is a huge upgrade from someone like me who still uses 3G...

Surely this article is absolute anti-Apple BS? The first preorders this morning are still due to be delivered on the 21st as expected. Delivery timescales have now slipped to two weeks as, presumably, the first batch has been exhausted.

This article makes it sound like nobody will be getting their phones until early October!

IronChef75 said,
Typical Apple lies to drive up demand.

People say this every iPhone release, and it still doesn't make any sense. If they said you could have it on launch day more people would be buying it! I'm guessing some people won't bother with the preorder now and will instead chance their luck on launch day.

The fact that every iPhone launch has suprased the previous in launch weekend sales, and the fact that every iPhone release has had a quicker international rollout (this one being the fastest) proves that Apple aren't artificitally delaying production to make demand seem high. Instead they are doing a remarkable job of getting this number of devices manufactured and out of the door in one weekend!

DomZ said,

People say this every iPhone release, and it still doesn't make any sense. If they said you could have it on launch day more people would be buying it! I'm guessing some people won't bother with the preorder now and will instead chance their luck on launch day.

The fact that every iPhone launch has suprased the previous in launch weekend sales, and the fact that every iPhone release has had a quicker international rollout (this one being the fastest) proves that Apple aren't artificitally delaying production to make demand seem high. Instead they are doing a remarkable job of getting this number of devices manufactured and out of the door in one weekend!

it's still no lie that artificially boosted demand is still an efficient, age-old marketing tactic

IronChef75 said,
Typical Apple lies to drive up demand.

They kind of are, by "pre ordering" people rush to secure a device rather than wait till launch day and possibly miss out. It's a way of netting customers such as those TV ads "call in the next 10 mins and get another *useless item* for HALF PRICE" or what ever. If they can secure a customer they are away laughing.

No if or buts thinking about shall I get an iPhone it's off to the preorder and you are locked in

DomZ said,
People say this every iPhone release, and it still doesn't make any sense.

There's little logical about Apple product hype and the people who fall for it. Getting the new iPhone is all about having the new shiney before your latte sipping friends get one, so you can be extra special for a day or two. "Shortage" is just the battle cry of the iSheep. If they feel they can't preorder, they'll soon be congregating at the local Apple store and do something creative, like form an orderly and docile queue that they'll call "a social experience".

No one has implied that Apple are artificially delaying production. I'm certain they've got tons of product. What I'm saying is that they're lying about how much product they actually have to drive up demand. Even Futurama (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4qqapWrrsk) understood this.

"The fact that every iPhone launch has surpassed the previous in launch weekend sales" implies that there has never been a shortage in the past, DESPITE THERE ALWAYS BEING WIDELY CIRCULATED RUMOURS, PROBABLY STARTED BY APPLE, THAT THERE WAS A SHORTAGE!!! It's not true now, and it's never been true in the past. It's all marketing and lies!

Edited by BattleDaggit, Sep 14 2012, 11:15am :

Thanks for the hatred comment, hater.

IronChef75 said,

There's little logical about Apple product hype and the people who fall for it. Getting the new iPhone is all about having the new shiney before your latte sipping friends get one, so you can be extra special for a day or two. "Shortage" is just the battle cry of the iSheep. If they feel they can't preorder, they'll soon be congregating at the local Apple store and do something creative, like form an orderly and docile queue that they'll call "a social experience".

No one has implied that Apple are artificially delaying production. I'm certain they've got tons of product. What I'm saying is that they're lying about how much product they actually have to drive up demand. Even Futurama (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4qqapWrrsk) understood this.

"The fact that every iPhone launch has surpassed the previous in launch weekend sales" implies that there has never been a shortage in the past, DESPITE THERE ALWAYS BEING WIDELY CIRCULATED RUMOURS, PROBABLY STARTED BY APPLE, THAT THERE WAS A SHORTAGE!!! It's not true now, and it's never been true in the past. It's all marketing and lies!

CronicHazel said,

it's still no lie that artificially boosted demand is still an efficient, age-old marketing tactic

Sorry to be a nitpicker, but you mean artificially limited supply. If only demand could be manipulated that directly...

adam7288 said,

Sorry to be a nitpicker, but you mean artificially limited supply. If only demand could be manipulated that directly...

woops, right on, must've been too sleepy @_@;

DomZ said,

People say this every iPhone release, and it still doesn't make any sense. If they.................

WRONG! If every launch has exceeded the previous one as you say then do you think that Apple would have worked that out by now and adapted?? Duh!
Apple is 98% Sales and marketing, they are in the hype business.
Neowin like many other media outlets have fallen for this trick again and given Apple another article in on their site.