iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Order Shipping Estimates Begin Slipping

Pre-order supplies of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are starting to dwindle, with several of the new iPhone models now displaying shipping estimates ranging into November. Pre-orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, September 9, and it took less than 20 minutes for supplies of popular models to begin selling out.

Models in the new Black and Jet Black colors are the most heavily affected in the United States. Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus devices were initially quoted delivery times of late September and orders placed now won't ship until November, while the Black iPhone 7 Plus lists shipping estimates of two to three weeks.

Jet Black iPhone 7 models ship in two to three weeks, while Black iPhone 7 models ship in one to two weeks. Supplies of other colors are better, but may dwindle as the day goes on. At this rate, customers who wait to pre-order a Black or Jet Black iPhone will need to wait several weeks.

Shipping estimates in Apple's online stores for other countries such as the UK, Australia, and France are also starting to dwindle, with many Jet Black models also listed as shipping in two to three weeks.

Though pre-order supplies of some models of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are beginning to sell out, it may still be possible to get an iPhone on launch day by visiting an Apple retail location on Friday, September 16.

Yesterday morning, Apple warned that iPhone 7 and 7 Plus supplies could be constrained in an announcement stating pre-order sales statistics would not be shared. According to Apple, early iPhone 7 sales will be dictated by supply, not demand.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come in 32, 128, and 256GB configurations, with five color options: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black, and Jet Black. In the United States, iPhone 7 pricing starts at $649 for the 32GB model. The 128 and 256GB models are priced at $749 and $849, respectively. iPhone 7 Plus starts at $769 for the 32GB model. The 128GB and 256GB models are priced at $869 and $969.

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42 months ago
This is so stupid - i don't understand what the logic is of buying a one-time FULL PAYMENT PHONE requires eligibility process.


Rating: 51 Votes
42 months ago
But I thought nobody wanted the one without the headphone jack and such a minor improvement over last year's specs????????? I don't understand all the orders.
Rating: 41 Votes
42 months ago

Incredible demand!
All :apple: haters burn in hell

That or no inventory to start with...
Rating: 29 Votes
42 months ago
Incredible demand!
All :apple: haters burn in hell
Rating: 25 Votes
42 months ago
They slipped before the $%!@$! website even worked.
Rating: 22 Votes
42 months ago
Still can't get an order in with AT&T. I can forgive them though since its their first iPhone launch.....
Rating: 21 Votes
42 months ago
That Jet Black literally flew out the window like a Jet. Already into November.
Rating: 18 Votes
42 months ago

OMG, to the ME, ME, ME generation with immediate gratification issues which has to wait:

There are people starving all over the world, kids being bombarded in Syria,
terrorist attacks etc.etc.

Imagine that, these people don't want iPhones, just a better life or safety!


I promise Apple will make more and you will get yours in whatever configuration you want.

In the meantime enjoy your current iPhone or phone . They still work until you get the new one (Just a wild guess)

You are on a tech forum full of tech geeks and early adopters and you are complaining about people behaving like tech geeks and early adopters? Why don't you piss under someone else's tree, this is not a place for you. Go!
Rating: 11 Votes
42 months ago

Incredible demand!
All :apple: haters burn in hell

With all due respect, creating hype / demand based on lack of inventory isn't exactly a new practice. You have no idea how many iPhones that Apple already had produced ready to go, nor what their rate of production is... so, before getting too excited, might be worth waiting to see what the sales figures are in a couple of months?
Rating: 11 Votes
42 months ago
So, The iPhone Upgrade Program is BS. I bought my iPhone last year with that program because it sounded like a good idea and it came with AppleCare. To my surprise it did a hard check on my Credit. Then Apple tells me its going to do a Hard check each year I upgrade...

This year I go to use it, Pick out my iPhone 7 Plus Jet Back 256GB Verizon, and as soon as the site went live minutes after midnight it tells me they are sold out in every US state. All of them... I do this every year and that is not possible unless they only had 100 for sale, they didn't list any of them in that size and color or they were not being offered to iPhone Upgrade members or at all for the initial release.

At this point the site tells me to come back on the 17th at 8am. No future dates, no waiting for the next batch shipments, just SOL. I do the Apple Chat and after waiting for 40 minutes I get someone who tells me that if I was just signing up for the program for the first time I could have had it shipped, but because I'm already in it and they have no procedure for returning a phone back to them other than that the reservation system, I'm out of luck.

I'm out. Ill sell my current phone, go with Verizon's upgrade plan that doesn't to Hard credit check, and wait to what is now a ship date of October 12th. Thanks Apple, great way to f over a long time supporter because you didn't plan out your program well enough and making such low inventory because you want to have good numbers, your the best....
Rating: 7 Votes

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