iPhone 5 Wins the Race! Pre-Orders for the iPhone 5 Sell Out 20x Faster Than the 4 and 4S.

5 years ago
 

Last Thursday night I set my alarm for 2:50AM in order to hop on the iPhone 5 bandwagon early Friday morning. Unfortunately for me, I slept through the ringing, and woke up an hour and a half later than I was supposed to! I ran to my computer, hopped on to the Apple site, and clicked my way to the checkout page. My order was processed (yay!) but after receiving my confirmation e-mail,  I found out my new phone wouldn’t be shipped for two weeks!

A mere 60 minutes after iPhone 5 pre-orders went live, Apple was forced to adjust shipping expectations from one to two weeks. The new device beat out both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S, whose pre-orders sold out in 20 and 22 hours, respectively.

Not only must I wait an extra couple of weeks, but the process to purchase the phone was not a smooth one. Error messages on both the AT&T (my carrier) and the Apple websites were preventing me from buying my sleek all black iPhone for a good half hour. Of course, this is the norm for any Apple product launches, but who knew a PHONE (especially a phone lacking the WOW-factor we all expected) can be so enticing? Hope its worth all the hype!

Anyone else waiting patiently (or impatiently) for their shipment?