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iPhone 5 Shipping Estimates Slip Again to 3-4 Weeks

With the iPhone 5’s official launch still two days away, pre-orders for the device are still rolling in as shipping estimates for the device have slipped once more. The new estimates clock in at 3-4 weeks.

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Last Friday, Apple’s pre-order allotment of of iPhone 5s sold out in just one hour. Estimates quickly slipped to two weeks. Shortly after the estimates slipped again to 2-3 weeks. Currently, the 3-4 weeks ship estimates apply for US, Canada and Australia. Other markets such as the UK, France and Germany still show a 2-3 week shipping estimate.

At this point, the shipping estimates are exceeding Apple’s second wave launch on September 28th, where the device will become available in 22 more countries. This means Apple is reserving some of the devices for this Friday’s retail launch, and likely some for the launch on September 28th. So, it would seem Apple’s manufacturing capabilities will be stretched for the foreseeable future.

Have you pre-ordered the iPhone 5? Are you stuck waiting like some of us? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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  • John Leach

    I ordered my Iphone 5 on Friday morning at 5:25 a.m. Pacific time and my ship date is set for October 5th. I am wondering if I go wait in line at AT&T to see if i can purchase one and then just cancel my order if I am able to get one. Anyone have any thoughts?

    • justin mellano

      U can cancel ur order on apples website anytime as long as it is still in the “processing items” phase of the order

  • Steve Streiten

    @John Leach – If you decide to go that route you would have to pay up front costs for two phones instead of one. If you are prepared to do that then going to a retail store is a good idea.