Thursday, July 31, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 4 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Delivery times rise for iPhone 5

By Peter Svensson

AP Technology Writer

LAST UPDATED: 10:29 a.m. HST, Sep 14, 2012

NEW YORK » Delivery times have climbed quickly as Apple takes orders for the iPhone 5, suggesting strong demand.

Apple Inc. began taking orders for the phone at 9 p.m. Thursday, promising delivery by next Friday, when the new phone also goes on sale in stores.

Four hours later, the expected delivery time had grown to two weeks, according to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White.

White said the quick rise in the expected delivery time suggests much stronger demand than Apple expected. Last year, one-week delivery of the iPhone 4S was available into the afternoon of the first order day.

"Clearly, iPhone 5 fever is in full swing," White said.

AT&T and Sprint are still promising delivery by next Friday, while Verizon Wireless is promising delivery on Sept. 26.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 4 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
EyeKea wrote:
It's a PHONE for crying out loud!!!
on September 14,2012 | 08:03AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Exactly my thought! I want one I'll admit that. But my 4S is just fine until the madness settles down.... I'll probably pick one up for myself at Christmas - sans crowds, lines, hassles, etc.! I just don't get the need for some to HAVE to obtain a new item as soon as it hits the streets. It seems juvenile or at the very least a bit silly. Oh well to each, his own, I guess. Happy Aloha Friday!
on September 14,2012 | 08:15AM
LizKauai wrote:
I agree. My 4s is an excellent instrument and I will wait til May when I'm eligible for an upgrade. Hey. $300 is $300!
on September 14,2012 | 09:41AM
dalawyer wrote:
Be Happy! I've got a GO Phone - $39.99 from KMart! Works like a charm!
on September 14,2012 | 12:58PM
Breaking News
The Green Leaf
Marine debris art

Political Radar
`Toss up’

Political Radar

Political Radar
Hilton; Plaza Club

Political Radar
Direct mail