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Apple (AAPL) may have sold out of its initial stock of iPhone 5s just an hour after the company...

Apple (AAPL) may have sold out of its initial stock of iPhone 5s just an hour after the company began accepting pre-orders for the smartphone on its Web site today. The order page initially said delivery would be on the device's launch date of next Friday, but then it said that the handset would be available to ship in two weeks.
Comments (9)
  • don't worry. The stores will have plenty of them, just like how the ipad was plentiful.
    14 Sep 2012, 06:36 AM Reply Like
  • good marketing gimmick to increase hype!
    14 Sep 2012, 07:14 AM Reply Like
  • Why are people rushing to get an iphone 5? The best part of the iphone announcement was the software upgrade which will be available for all iphones. The hardware upgrades were a huge let down in my opinion.
    14 Sep 2012, 08:49 AM Reply Like
  • From my perspective, I use my iPhone probably more than any device ever. The screen real estate and faster procs made it a no brainer for me. Yes, I wanted only taller, not wider. My pockets can't handle wider.

     

    All things considered, I look at it a few $ a day over the life of it and that will be well worth it to me.
    14 Sep 2012, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • Doesn't say much for your opinion it is by far the most beautiful (inside and out) smart phone on the planet. Nothing even close
    15 Sep 2012, 09:50 AM Reply Like
  • I pre-ordered a phone for my wife this morning (upgrade from a basic phone). I got the "ships is two weeks message".

     

    The question is: does that say more about consumer interest or lack of inventory to sell due to the new screens?
    14 Sep 2012, 09:32 AM Reply Like
  • Now it's 2-3 weeks.
    14 Sep 2012, 09:56 PM Reply Like
  • This is a no-brainer. The most the upgrade will cost me is $50, and by selling my 4 separately, it's going to cost me about $22. Apple will sell these phones like hotcakes. Go ahead -- be disappointed. I'm not.
    15 Sep 2012, 07:43 AM Reply Like
  • The Apple on-line store was trouble free this morning as I placed a order for 2-iPhone 5 models. The pre-order experience was much better than the iPhone 4 launch. No lock-ups with the website or upgrade verification by service provider.
    I am very excited abut the new formfactor, lighter weight and increased battery performance.
    As usual Apple knows what customer satisfaction means.
    15 Sep 2012, 09:15 AM Reply Like
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