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Did You Successfully Pre-Order the iPhone 5?

iPhone 5 Pre-orders sold out in one hour on Friday.

After months of speculation and rumors of the new iPhone 5’s features, Apple, Inc. (AAPL) opened pre-order sales to thousands of eager iPhone fans on Friday at 12 a.m.

Within one hour, pre-orders had completely sold out, compared to a 20-hour time period for the iPhone 4 and 22 hours for the iPhone 4s, according to the Huffington Post.

But those who weren’t able to snatch a pre-order can still wait in line at the Apple stores and purchase the phones in one week on Friday, Sept. 21.

And those who were able to place a pre-order still may not get their hands on them by the expected shipping date of Sept. 21.

Apple’s website states it will take at least two weeks to deliver the phone in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and Germany.

CNET reports that Verizon has pushed delivery dates back to Sept. 28, while AT&T has said iPhone orders will be shipped in 14 to 21 business days.

 

How was your experience trying to purchase the iPhone 5? Successful or not? Let us know in the comments. 

Pam Herriott September 15, 2012 at 03:51 PM
YEAH we pre-ordered 1 Iphone 5's. Can't wait.
Katarina Lukianov September 17, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Please, please, please buy more than one!!! I'm making a killing on my Apple stock!!! And while you're at it, buy a laptop and an Ipad!!!
John Baker September 17, 2012 at 03:39 AM
I logged on the Apple Site at about 6:15 a.m. on Friday and saw it had slipped to two weeks. I then tried AT&T's site and got a commitment to have one on the 21st.
David Blockhus September 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM
I walked into the Verizon store in downtown Los Altos at 9:00 a.m. on the 21st and they had 3 in stock (1-32 and 2-64's). Got a black 32. In and out in 35 minutes with new I-phone 5.

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