Did you have to wait to get your iPhone 5?

  1. rmfnla

    rmfnla Member Bronze

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    I'm sure you all know that you can go online at 10:00 PM to check the inventory of any store for the following day and buy a new iPhone on the spot if they have any.

    I did this the other day and they had one on my first try. I didn't think anything of it until I went to pick it up and the sales guy asked how many times I had tried. He seemed surprised when I told him just once and even made a point of telling another sales rep.

    Is the 5 still hard to get?

    Those of you who have one, what did you have to go through to get it?
     
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  2. InyigoMontoya

    InyigoMontoya Contributor Bronze

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    I think they're quoting online orders at 3-4 weeks shipment still and Foxconn is behind on production, so I'd say that they might still be tough to get through regular channels.

    I lucked out and walked in to my local AT&T store in my little, one-horse town and they just happened to have one in stock. It was a 16GB instead of a 32GB, which is what i wanted, but I scooped it up anyway.
     
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  4. Disneymom2003

    Disneymom2003 Member Bronze

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    We got ours last week. My husband got his at Apple but they only had one. I checked on line at Best Buy and was able to find one at the Best Buy in a neighboring town, so yes I think they are still in limited supply
     
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  5. Europa

    Europa Genius Senior Moderator

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    I got a Verizon iPhone 5 on launch day, but I returned it after I decided to stick with AT&T. I ordered one at an AT&T store three days after launch and got it eleven days later.

    They are starting to catch up with demand now and the wait isn't as long. I have a friend who ordered a 16 GB (highest demand model) on Thursday and it shipped the following day.
     
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  6. Stephenw

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    3 weeks, black 32 gb through AT&T. It arrived a week ago.
     
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  7. IllusionEntity

    IllusionEntity Evangelist Gold

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    I was lucky enough to get in with a pre-order mega early. Received on launch day.
     
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  8. Prozium12

    Prozium12 Member Bronze

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    I've just got a text message saying my replacement ip5 will b delivered tomorrow,I've been waiting a month and I hope this one is mark free..


    Sent from my iPhone5using iCafe app
     
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  9. talon90

    talon90 Member Bronze

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    I placed my order with Apple online a week after launch and waited 4 weeks to the day for it to be delivered.
     
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  10. Prozium12

    Prozium12 Member Bronze

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    Just got my replacement ip5,its a new batch it came with iOS 601 its my 5th one black 32 gb as all others were scratched! Anyway this one is all good no marks just a bit of chrome on the screw heads can live with that, buzzing I can start using this beautiful piece of kit...
     
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  11. acosmichippo

    acosmichippo Genius Platinum

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    My girlfriend ordered one from ATT at the beginning of last week, and got it in less than a week.

    So if Apple still says 2-4 weeks or whatever, try your carrier.
     
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  12. copycarry

    copycarry New Member

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    3 weeks later, black 32 GB wait for 4 weeks
     
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  13. radtechy

    radtechy Contributor Bronze

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    Some chick got one last night no problem from a RadioShack


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using iCafe
     
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  14. pencilandoil

    pencilandoil New Member

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    My husband and I got ours on release day. The line at the Apple store wasn't so bad. He was done and gone in about an hour. He went in the afternoon, around 2PM.
     
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  15. glsda

    glsda Zealot Gold

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    About a week after launch date I did the 10 pm routine on line and got one at an Apple Store not far from me.
     
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  16. radtechy

    radtechy Contributor Bronze

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    I preordered the first day from Verizon and it came 3 days after official release


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using iCafe
     
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  17. Prozium12

    Prozium12 Member Bronze

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    I got mine on release day but it was scratched had five replacements all marked, got a perfect one Thursday after a months wait, as I've already said its from a new batch as it came with the new 601 iOS buzzing with it.


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  18. radtechy

    radtechy Contributor Bronze

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    How did you go through a 1/2 dozen phones when some people can't even get 1


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using iCafe
     
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  19. iksn

    iksn Member Silver

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    I ordered mine on Launch Day and received it 3 weeks later.
     
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  20. furndaddy

    furndaddy Contributor Bronze

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    I waited in line for about 4 hrs on launch day and had mine at 8:05 a.m.
     
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