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Pre-order delays for iPhone 5 grow to 3-4 weeks in the US

19 September, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Pre-order delays for iPhone 5 grow to 3-4 weeks in the US - read the full textThe new iPhone 5 is a tough phone to get. We've already seen what it's like in front of Apple's brick-and-mortar stores, but there's quite the line forming at their virtual stores as well. Pre-orders started on September 14 and hit 2 million in a day. The iPhones pre-ordered then should ship on...


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ALL Propaganda for APPLE, they can easily add every single feature that’s available right now but they know they got you guys where they want, they make a new iphone every year, add 1 little thing and they know people will PEE-PEE there Panties just to go get one.

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  • 2012-09-25 10:48
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I admit iphone are nice products but since somebody stole my iphone last month, I got a Samsung S3 instead of waiting for the iphone5.
and its like somebody opened my eyes to the real world. bigger, better screen, faster, more control, free to load movies and music etc etc.
I know now that all apple cared about was taking my money any chance they got. I'm glad i finally made the switch. although the LG optimus G looks very nice.

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  • 2012-09-21 00:14
  • Rt%P

what the iphone 5 should've been.
4.5 inch 720p screen
1.5 quad core
micro sd card slot
removable battery
12 mp camera with optical stability.

but at apples pace I should get this in iphone 7. so I just got the samsung galaxy S3 instead.
but the new LG optimus G looks very interesting

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  • 2012-09-21 00:09
  • 4Akg

Every time a new iphone comes out, it's always in short supply.... starting to think this is just part of Apple's marketing plan to make the iphone seem more exclusive. I have to admit though, since all the tech websites report about these shortages, it does generate a lot of free advertising.

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  • 2012-09-20 13:44
  • YaXc

I phone is better than other phone. It looks cute.

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  • 2012-09-20 05:20
  • s8i0

> In reply to Chamamen @ 2012-09-19 19:21 from 3SPK - click to readAlready the LG Optimus G blows the SIII into the woods with its benchmarks, however I am more interest in the Nokia 920 and what WP8 can really do. As for Apple, you buy it, you use it with little or no problems. I think MS has learned from Apple the value of really integration and this is what I am looking for in a WP8 device. Android is nice but does not do the job for me as a netbook replacement whereas WP8 is rumoured to do just that. If so, then Apple also has a problem.

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  • 2012-09-20 01:27
  • y$gW

> In reply to 64Giphone$499=greed @ 2012-09-19 20:39 from IBJF - click to readwe can feel the supiriority of I phone 5 over your s3 from your jealous comment, you feel yourself a looser copycat!

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  • 2012-09-20 00:18
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Once upon a time buying Apple's product was symbol of prestige now is symbol of great stupidity!

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  • 2012-09-19 20:39
  • IBJF

> In reply to rcl4444 @ 2012-09-19 18:44 from P%ns - click to readWell i got rid of my SGS3 for iphone too,,its consistantly consistant all the time,,its slick and fast and never lets me down..My cash my choice its better and easier to handle in everyday use...I have this many times on gsma and also many folk have small hands and cant handle sheer size of SGS3..

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  • 2012-09-19 19:37
  • nGpW

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-19 13:44 from m77L - click to readWell apparently it's pretty easy to figure out:

"Phil Schiller, the vice president of marketing for Apple, said that each new generation of iPhone sells as much as all the previous models combined. This astonishing fact came out amid the Apple vs. Samsung trial. That is the method that Apple uses to forecast sales."

Or look at it like this - most people buy phones on 2 year contracts. So after 2 years all can & many will update.

As Apple keeps it's sales figures secret, lets say:
i3G = 15M/ i3GS = 25M/ i4 = 40M/ i4S = 80M/ i5 = ?
So when i4 came out there were 15M+ old iPhone 2 & 3G owners ready to update. i4S had 25M+. i5 will have 40M++ ex i4S fans the rest that haven't upgraded yet, those who will upgrade early and new markets where it will be released.

Chop it up however you like, Apple KNEW there would be a huge demand. It can only mean they are INTENTIONALLY making their loyal customer wait longer in order to drive the sales hype higher

About your other point - sure, haters will hate. There are some in every camp. What gets anti-iFans so riled up is the number of blindly loyal Apple fans who cannot realise that Apple is not being totally truthful and will do anything to make people nothing esle comes close, despite facts proving otherwise.

Having said this, ALL companies are guilty of the same. It's just that Apple seem even better at gulling people.

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  • 2012-09-19 19:21
  • P%ns

> In reply to rcl4444 @ 2012-09-19 18:44 from P%ns - click to readMan, do you really think this one sold "his S3"? He never got one in the first place. He´s however making marketing for Apple, as if he gained anything for that...well, on these days maybe is getting something from greedy Apple. I'm not a Samsung fan, but you Apple fans can't handle the truth that right now S3 is a better smartphone than your "new" iPhone ahahaha

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  • 2012-09-19 19:21
  • 3SPK

> In reply to Paxton.Petty @ 2012-09-19 13:48 from IaEL - click to readHey, I'm curious.

What exactly do you like about the iPhone over the GS3 that you sold the GS3 for one?

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  • 2012-09-19 18:44
  • P%ns

> In reply to guru @ 2012-09-19 14:03 from iDYG - click to readThe iphone screen is too small. It is hard to text with that phone. 4.3" is about right

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  • 2012-09-19 18:06
  • kxIs

Half of the pre-orders were from people planning of flipping them for a profit.

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  • 2012-09-19 17:46
  • Bkbx

> In reply to dr dre @ 2012-09-19 16:12 from IVFx - click to readLOL are you 12 or something? if yes then iPhone 5 is just right for you

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  • 2012-09-19 17:41
  • R$ar

Don't know why GSA deleted my earlier post. I was just commenting on the fact that people are already camped out outside the Apple shop in Regent Street in London with their deck chairs, sleeping bags and flasks waiting for the big day. Just for their sakes, I hope it doesn't rain from now till Friday!!
Sad people!!

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  • 2012-09-19 17:33
  • mqDL

Oh dear, it look so ugly, why can't you see!!!

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  • 2012-09-19 16:54
  • tA$t

I want to buy original phone and genuine phone. I dont want to buy fake phones.
Lumia 920 the best...

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  • 2012-09-19 16:52
  • v0qx

Oh no,,, the agony, it's just to painful. Lol
hang in there kids, it wont be long. (the wait, not the fone)

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  • 2012-09-19 16:46
  • syYa

Good thing I'm not an Iphone fan. To announce a launch date and then turnaround and delaying the the orders another 3-4wks is crazy. I guess apple to trying to see how much crazy people are willing to wait on one phone when you have several brands with the androids platform. I guess apple is stacking up the numbers.

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  • 2012-09-19 16:26
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