iPhone 5 Delivery Backlog After Record Orders
Apple has said many deliveries of the new iPhone 5 will be delayed after it received more than two million orders in 24 hours.
The number of orders received was more than double that for the earlier model of the smartphone - the iPhone 4S - and meant that demand outstripped initial supply.
As a result, while most US pre-orders will be delivered on Friday, some devices will not arrive until October, the company said.
Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said: "iPhone 5 pre-orders have shattered the previous record held by iPhone 4S and the customer response to iPhone 5 has been phenomenal."
And a company statement added: "Demand for iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on September 21, many are scheduled to be delivered in October."
Apple unveiled its new smartphone, which has a bigger screen and is 4G-capable, last Wednesday and pre-orders began on Friday.
The phone is available in white and black and costs $399 (£247) for the 64GB version in the US, with less powerful versions selling for $299 (£185) and $199 (£123). UK prices have not yet been confirmed.
Apple said the device will be available in more than 22 countries on 28 September.
News of the delay comes as US telecommunications company AT&T said the iPhone 5 had broken its sales records.
what do you think?
have still got my mobile TEN YEARS old still working why all the fuss .YOU SAD PEOPLE.
..THE PICTURE IS A SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 ........... THE MARKET LEADER !!
Mike you are one of the most miserable people I have ever had the pleasure of reading haha!! I noticed you typed that comment on a computer? Why didn't you use a pen and paper huh? Technology make our world smoother and more enjoyable! This is at the height of personal technology, that's what the fuss is about! Ditch the wind up phone and you might just like a Smartphone!
I ordered mine online a week ago, not a sniff!
Ordered mine and told it will be upto 30 days. Very popular phone so that's obvious. Stuart....stop trying to advertise an Inferior phone. Put your glasses on old chap and look again. ! Clearly a IPHONE 4s. Looking forward to the best phone around arriving at my door soon.(and stuart..i mean Apple).