When it comes to the iPhone, we’ve seen this scenario play itself out many times before. Excitement for Apple’s newest iPhone 5 is quite high and customers that were looking to be one of the first to pick up the new device may find themselves having a bit of a wait ahead of them.
It turns out that the shipping time for the iPhone 5 has been delayed to approximately 14 days for customers within Australia, the UK and the United States. This delay in shipping came into effect after just 60 minutes of opening up their pre-order service. In an effort to try and avoid some of the congestion issues, Apple did set an order limit of 2 iPhone 5s but this did not help. Customers that still want a chance of picking up a device sooner may have to wait in a line outside an Apple store next Friday, September 21st when the device goes on sale in-store.
Apple did not disclose just how many handsets were available for pre-order but several analysts have expected this device to be another best seller for the company. I’m sure we’ll hear shortly just how well the device has sold on the opening weekend, but estimates are coming in around 10 million devices on the opening weekend.