Apple Moves Up iPhone 5 Delivery Date For Some Customers

Posted September 16, 2012 at 2:07am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 16750 views

Apple is reportedly emailing some customers who pre-ordered the iPhone 5 letting them know that their delivery date will be earlier than expected, reports AppleInsider.

One AppleInsider reader received a note from Apple letting them know that their iPhone 5 will arrive sooner than expected. When the order was originally placed Friday morning, this person was quoted an arrival date of two weeks.

The email reads:

"We have some good news concerning your recent iPhone 5 purchase," the e-mail from the Apple Store reads. We expect it to be delivered to you on the first day of iPhone 5 availability -- Friday, September 21. The delivery date we previously sent you was not accurate."

Within about an hour of pre-orders going live, the iPhone 5 had a shipping estimate of 2 weeks. Apple says they were "blown away" by the demand for the device.

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Eric - September 19, 2012 at 9:48pm
I am very disappointed. I preordered two phones - one as a birthday gift and now am told to expect Oct delivery....after the birthday. I would have picked them up at the store on a preorder if I had known.....and after all the thousands I have spent with Apple personally and for our business.
Jaycheng - September 17, 2012 at 12:02am
What kinda shit is that!?!?!?
Zetaprime - September 16, 2012 at 8:02pm
Dear Apple: Making people wait an 2 extra weeks because they missed a ridiculously short ordering window in the middle of the night by a few minutes is not a good way to generate good will among your customers, I know Apple isn't seeing this but just thought I'd put it out there.
Adam - September 16, 2012 at 10:50pm
Stupid comment. You see, "people don't know what they want till you tell them what they want." What you'll see for the next two weeks is constant news reports and stories about how the iPhone is sold out. Subconscious people know they want it cause everyone else does. It's been going on for decades.
Zetaprime - September 17, 2012 at 12:11am
And who are you to judge whether my comment is 'stupid'? Attacking another poster in here for no reason gets you nowhere. Your reply doesn't make any sense to me. So we're even.
Nick - September 17, 2012 at 3:04am
Your comment is stupid because you don't even understand what the hell is going on. Apple didn't increase the shipping time to 2 weeks on people because they didn't preorder within the first hour, they increased the shipping time because the number of orders exceeded their stock and shipping capacity for opening day. Think a little before you go bashing someone for something you don't even understand.
Zetaprime - September 17, 2012 at 4:43am
Don't tell me what I've got to do or say. And you're in no position to judge. So I will ignore your comments. Don't waste your time responding. I understand a lot more than you might imagine. Don't presume to judge anyone unless you are a superior being..which you are not.
Justabrake - September 16, 2012 at 9:28am
Apple last time shipped iPhones out a day or 2 early to customers
NoGoodNick - September 16, 2012 at 7:30am
Guess Apple wants to ship them out sooner before customers start changing their minds....lol
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