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(37,305 posts)
Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:40 AM Sep 2012


NEW YORK (AP) -- Hours after it started, Apple has stopped taking orders for the iPhone 5.

Apple began taking orders for the phone at midnight Pacific time, promising delivery by next Friday, when the new phone also goes on sale in stores.

Four hours later, the expected delivery time had grown to two weeks, according to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White.

Less than four hours after that, Apple's website stopped taking orders, saying "We'll be back."

White says the quick rise in the expected delivery time suggests much stronger demand than Apple expected. Last year, one-week delivery of the iPhone 4S was available into the afternoon of the first order day.


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APPLE STOPS TAKING IPHONE 5 ORDERS (Original Post) dkf Sep 2012 OP
Wow what a surprise - Again sharp_stick Sep 2012 #1
I just got the 4S in January bigwillq Sep 2012 #2
I'm excited about ios6. I have the 4s too and it's perfectly fine for hardware. dkf Sep 2012 #3
Wow...didn't realize this. bigwillq Sep 2012 #5
Call Foxconn! Tell them the need to work their slaves harder! n/t backscatter712 Sep 2012 #4


(14,400 posts)
1. Wow what a surprise - Again
Fri Sep 14, 2012, 12:06 PM
Sep 2012

Apple is really good at the, get it right now or you'll have to wait game. They know what the demand is going to be then undercut production to only account for about 60 - 70% of expected demand so they can trumpet the fact that after only 4 hours we have to stop taking orders.



(72,790 posts)
2. I just got the 4S in January
Fri Sep 14, 2012, 12:07 PM
Sep 2012

I will wait until my contract is up in a few years so I can get the upgrade.
I am really happy with the 4S. I know the 5 will have some new features but I can wait.

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