Apple stops taking iPhone 5 orders

2012-09-14 18:01

New York - Hours after it started, Apple has stopped taking orders for the iPhone 5.

Apple began taking orders for the phone at midnight Pacific time (07:00 GMT), promising delivery by next Friday, when the new phone goes on sale in stores in the US and certain countries.

Four hours later, the expected delivery time had grown to two weeks, according to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White.

Less than four hours after that, Apple's website stopped taking orders, saying, "We'll be back."

White says the quick delay 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.

Apple's stock is up 1.7% to $694.29 in morning trading.

  • patrick.buckley.712 - 2012-09-16 08:36

    This company is something else...... Just love the casual approach. Schiller is dressed in jeans and casual shirt, not even tucked into the trousers. So refreashing compared to the usual corporate anal suit and tie brigade.

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-17 08:13

      He does not even shaves his pubs

  • ludlowdj - 2012-09-17 13:16

    Of course Apple will sell well in the US, outside the US....not so well. Android devices like Samsung offer more diversity and are not restrictive like the Apple which is normally cracked on purchase to facilitate the required Apps. Unless you already own a Mac computer of some sort and are happy to be severely restricted in what services you use, you will steer clear.

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