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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Top Rated Comments

rdy0329 Avatar
138 months ago
Ugh

If that's the case, Apple could've just said: "ships whenever".
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DotCom2 Avatar
138 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tigres Avatar
138 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DotCom2 Avatar
138 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?!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mbh Avatar
138 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. (//www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqUKEhyvFaM)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thebeans Avatar
138 months ago
Me Too

I wish there were still DOWN votes.

Me Too :p
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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