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Apple iPhone 4S : Pre-Order Stock For Launch Day Sold Out
if you didn’t pre-order your phone already, according to MacRumors, you won’t be one of the first to get it on launch day.
Want a new iPhone 4S in your hands at the earliest possible date? You’ve missed it. Take a look at the U.S. Apple Online Store and you’ll see that shipping estimates are now listed as “1 to 2 weeks.” Before the pre-order stock for launch day delivery was sold out, the site stated that iPhones would be delivered on launch day, Friday, October 14.
That means if you didn’t pre-order your phone already, according to MacRumors, you won’t be one of the first to get it on launch day. All is not lost, though — you can always wait until Friday and then stand in line at an Apple store. In fact, we’re told there are already three people waiting in line in front of the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City, two of whom have been there for 12 days.
As we noticed in the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning, Apple’s online store was jammed and responding at a snail’s pace, and only one of us here at Mashable was able to pre-order an iPhone 4S right away. The rest of us went through a frustrating process of selecting a phone, entering all of the necessary data and then were met with an unfortunate message telling us we would have to come back later.
Apple iPhone 4S now shipping in ‘one to two’ weeks, over 200,000 AT&T pre-orders in first 12 hours
If there was any question of how hot a tamale Apple’s iPhone 4S would be, the answer’s edging toward muy caliente. AT&T‘s stated that the iPhone 4S has ushered in its best iPhone launch to date, receiving over 200,000 pre-orders for the device during the first 12 hours of availability (crediting its success to having the only US version operating over 14.4Mb/s HSPA+, aka FauxG). While that’s good news for Ma Bell, as of today, you’ll be looking at a wait time of “one to two weeks” after placing an order for this latest iThing (Sprint and Verizon included). We’ve yet to hear how the latter two telecoms have fared, but we’d imagine it won’t be a secret for too long — the iPhone 4S is officially available on October 14th, after all. Full AT&T PR just past the break.
This could be a tragedy for some, but for others it might not make any difference at all. Seriously, are we such childish fan boys that we can’t even wait an extra few days for a gadget?
Well, yes. I’d like to think the only reason I’m so driven to have an iPhone 4S on the very first day is because I’m a journalist and must quickly form an opinion and write about the device. Alas, I admit — I simply musthave it as early as possible, regardless of whether I’m a gadget reviewer or not. It’s embarrassing. How about you?
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