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iPhone 5s Orders Launch to 7-10 Day Estimates in Australia/China, 'October' in Hong Kong/Singapore

As we've been documenting in updates to our article about shortages of gold iPhone 5S models in Australia, shortages of all models of the device are rapidly coming apparent as Apple's online stores in the Asia-Pacific region are coming back online.

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In both Australia and China, all models in all colors are showing shipping estimates of 7-10 business days at launch, with Hong Kong and Singapore seeing even longer estimates simply stating "October".

The extended shipping dates suggest that supplies are likely to be tight around the world, meaning that those looking to order through Apple's online stores will need to consider their plans if they hope to have a device in hand quickly. In-store stocks are also likely to be quite limited, with perhaps more customers now electing to camp out at their local stores once they've seen the delays they may encounter ordering online.

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15 months ago
If that's the case, Apple could've just said: "ships whenever".
Rating: 12 Votes
15 months ago

I think it is cool that the 5s started selling in other countries before the US. Helps the world market image of the company and sticks it to the silly ones who think the US should get everything first :D


I wish there were still DOWN votes.
Rating: 10 Votes
15 months ago
For 1 update a year, you would think the supply chain king would have his house in order. If not, don't announce the damn thing.

I can hear the earnings call now- supply constraints and channel inventory hit the bottom line- iMac all over but at its largest flagship item.
Rating: 7 Votes
15 months ago

I wish there were still DOWN votes.


Me Too :p
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago
As I commented in a previous thread Apples no preorders for the iPhone 5S followed by controlled leaks of tight supplies and now this are all to get people lining up. It has been years (iPad 2 launch) since there were crazy lines for an apple product so I am not surprised that Apple wants to get back some of the thunder and the free publicity that having stupid long lines provides
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago

Really want to make people mad - be first in line and buy out all the phones. :) LOL


Good luck! Woman tries to buy out store's iPhones, gets pwned. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqUKEhyvFaM)
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago
If Apple knew there were going to be supply constraints, why didn't they just launch to less countries to begin with instead of shipping 3 phones to each country?!
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago

As I commented in a previous thread Apples no preorders for the iPhone 5S followed by controlled leaks of tight supplies and now this are all to get people lining up. It has been years (iPad 2 launch) since there were crazy lines for an apple product so I am not surprised that Apple wants to get back some of the thunder and the free publicity that having stupid long lines provides


No that is ridiculous. Apple wants to sell as many as possible and would do pre-orders if they could. It does not help them financially or reputation wise to not sell as many as they possibly can.

While you are being wrong about that you are completely wrong about no lines for Apple products since the iPad 2. Laughably wrong.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago

And exactly WHY do you all you people have to have the 5s tomorrow?

I'm going to be the one laughing my _ _ _ tomorrow when there are build defects and or quality control issues with the first batch. Haha


Matt, it's not the best thing to broadcast to the world on the internet your petty personality that delights in other's suffering. I hope your username differs than your other online alias so prospective employers would not find out what a pathetic human being you are.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago
This is one of the strangest Apple flagship launches I've yet experienced!
Rating: 3 Votes

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