Apple Online Store's iPhone 5s Shipping Estimates Slip to 7-10 Days, Gold Models to Ship in October

Within four hours after Apple began taking orders for the iPhone 5s, Apple Store shipping estimates for new orders of the device slipped to 7-10 days in the U.S. and Canada, following a similar pattern to shipping estimates in other countries where the 5s went on sale earlier today. The original shipping estimate for all 5s models was 1-3 days.

Some 28 minutes after they went on sale, all gold iPhone 5s models saw their shipping estimates slip to October.

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Customers may still be able to purchase launch-day iPhone 5s units by heading to Apple Retail, carrier and select third-party reseller outlets -- but there is no indication how long those stores will have the iPhone 5s in stock.

Apple is opening its retail stores at 8 a.m. local time for the launch, while opening times for carrier and third-party reseller locations may vary. A list of some retailers known to be selling the iPhone 5s is visible on our iPhone 5s launch article.

Last year it took an hour for pre-orders of the iPhone 5 to sell out, while the year before it took some 22 hours to sell out of the pre-order launch-day stock of the iPhone 4S.

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Top Rated Comments

1member1 Avatar
140 months ago
Every year it's the same story.

1.Apple comes out with a new device
2.People, WS and tech sites say that it's a disappointment and no one will buy
3.Apple break record once again.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WilliamG Avatar
140 months ago
You could say that, or supplies are very constrained as to appear that demand is high.

I'm sure it's both. It does Apple no favors to have no stock.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mdhwoods Avatar
140 months ago
You could say that, or supplies are very constrained as to appear that demand is high.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nwcs Avatar
140 months ago
There's no chance Apple is artificially lowering supplies for launch day. That would be a terrible business idea. It causes lost sales and PR doesn't cover lost sales. If supplies are low it is more likely that Apple couldn't get enough produced for initial build up.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Adelphos33 Avatar
140 months ago
How many tens of millions of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s users want an upgrade or are eligible for an upgrade? Of course there will be strong demand for each new iPhone, regardless of grumblings of "evolution instead of innovation"
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbeagle Avatar
140 months ago
Just goes to show you forum folks don't necessarily have their finger on the pulse!

Most of the forum folks are actually Samsung/Android fans who want anything Apple to fail. You've got to understand this when reading these forums.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)