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Delivery times rise for iPhone 5

By Peter Svensson

AP Technology Writer

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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.







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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
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