We’re still two days away before the iPhone 5 goes on sale at retail locations, but regardless of this, demand for the sixth generation Apple smartphone remains high and this has resulted in supply shortages.
In fact, things are getting so tight that Apple fans that now place an order for a new iPhone 5 can expect an even longer delay before they can get their hands on this shiny new gadget. The latest indications are that the iOS 6 packing iPhone shipments will be delayed between 3 to 4 weeks. This is up from the 2 to 3 week delay that was originally projected prior to Apple accepting pre-orders.
So far, Apple has announced that this delay only applies to customers that have submitted their orders through Apple’s US store, but most likely, it is only a matter of time before this announcement will also pertain to the international stores as well. It is kind of interesting to note that while customer demand for the iPhone 5 remains high, initial reports for this device were mixed. On the negative side, analysts felt that the slimmer form factor and the 4-inch display screen was nothing to write home about. Obviously these concerns have not hurt sales so far as the first 24 hours after the iPhone 5 went on sale resulted in 2 million sales and demand continues to remain strong.