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New iPhone 5 Pre-orders Through Verizon Slip to September 26 Delivery [Update: AT&T at 14-21 Days]

While Apple's shipping estimates on iPhone 5 pre-orders quickly slipped to two weeks just an hour after the online store reopened earlier, the company's U.S. carrier partners have seen their supplies holding up a bit better with continued estimates of delivery on launch day on September 21.

That appears to be changing now, as Verizon is the first of the three major U.S. carriers to see its shipping estimates slip with new pre-orders now estimated to arrive on September 26.


AT&T and Sprint are still citing September 21 availability, but it appears that customers may want to move quickly if they wish to obtain the iPhone 5 on launch day without waiting in line at retail stores.

Update 9:15 AM: While AT&T's site continues to cite delivery on September 21 for new pre-orders, a number of customers are reporting that their confirmation emails are quoting shipment in 14-21 business days.

Update 9:55 AM: AT&T's site is now quoting the 14-21 business day shipping estimate previously reported by some customers.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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25 months ago
Patience, people.

Relax.

Edit: Has no one noticed this?

Rating: 10 Votes
25 months ago

Now fanboys will kill themselves because they can't have apples latest masterpiece must have on the the minute it comes out /sarcasm


Does saying stupid things make you happy?
Rating: 6 Votes
25 months ago
I'm truly sorry for everyone that will have to wait an excruciatingly long 2-3 week waiting period on their new iPhone. I hope your current iPhone will keep working over this period and that you will not take drastic action that could put yourself in harms way.

This is truly the great tragedy of our lifetime. :rolleyes:
Rating: 3 Votes
25 months ago
This would've never happened if Apple innovated more.

;)
Rating: 3 Votes
25 months ago
what the hell verizon, just call it as iPhone 5 :eek:
Rating: 3 Votes
25 months ago

Just so you know: according to news this a.m., one cannot surf the net and talk on iPhone at same time on Verizon (others), as you can on ATT (others).


Yeah. Well aware of that. Still switched from AT&T. Just so you know- In many places with AT&T, you can't talk on the iPhone OR surf the web. Because their network stinks. And I honestly can't think of any instance where I was talking on the phone and needed to surf the web at the same time, and I wasn't on Wi-Fi. That's just me. But it's not a deal breaker. Not being able to access the network in the middle of New York and San Francisco is.
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago

I'm truly sorry for everyone that will have to wait an excruciatingly long 2-3 week waiting period on their new iPhone. I hope your current iPhone will keep working over this period and that you will not take drastic action that could put yourself in harms way.

This is truly the great tragedy of our lifetime. :rolleyes:


I didn't spot the hysteria you must have read, that would warrant this facetious (and wholly unoriginal) comment.

Anyway. I think it's low that AT&T's website proudly states "Your iPhone 5 16GB will arrive on 9/21/12" on the product page, and it is only after you have gone through the entire order process that they reveal that it's 3-4 weeks.
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago
Good grief - is that graphic from an actual website? It's hideous.
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago

Patience, people.

Relax.


No I totally hate you.. time to get angry.. :mad:
Rating: 2 Votes
25 months ago
I was finally able to purchase my iPhone 5 through AT&T and it showed a delivery date of the 21st but I'm kinda like others here in thinking that this may not actually be what really happens. We will see.
Rating: 2 Votes

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