The iPhone 5s went on sale today, as did the iPhone 5c, though pre-orders had been available for a week. Stopping short of releasing any concrete sales numbers, Apple did say that demand so far has been pretty good. Apple usually doesn't announce numbers until after launch weekend.
“Demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and we are currently sold out or have limited supply of certain iPhone 5s models in some stores,” an Apple representative told AllThingsD.
Indeed, it didn't take too long for Apple to sell out of the new iPhone model on launch day. All models of the space gray (black) and silver (white) iPhones have shipping dates pushed back 7 to 10 days, while all models of the gold iPhone won't ship until October. Every color and model of the iPhone 5c won't ship for one to three business days either, but that's not too much of a delay. Typically, products that are fully in stock will ship from Apple within 24 hours.
Apple CEO Tim Cook also made an appearance at the at the Apple retail store in Palo Alto, Calif., where he shook hands and talked with some customers. As one might expect, the line stretched as far as the eye can see this morning.
Source: AllThingsD | Image via Apple