Apple started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5 last Friday at 12:01 am. And it wasn’t 45 minutes after that, that people started seeing estimated shipping times drop from one to two weeks.

The Cupertino company would later announce that it sold 2 million iPhone 5s during the first 24 hours of availability. And apparently it’s having trouble keeping up with the high demand…

As noted by MacRumors, iPhone 5 shipping times on Apple’s (US) website have slipped to 3-4 weeks for all storage sizes, colors, and carrier models. And the same goes for Canada and Australia.

For what it’s worth, Verizon’s website is claiming its iPhone 5 orders will ship by October 5th, as is Sprint’s. But AT&T is still showing shipping estimates between 14 and 21 business days.

Regardless, it sounds like your best bet to score an iPhone 5 in the near future is to visit your local retailer this Friday. Apple Stores will probably be the most busy, but they will also likely have the most stock on hand.

  • My its taking longer and longer btw when will the new itouch become available at stores??

  • Will

    Sounds like a good plan to me 🙂

  • notewar

    Mine said this:
    iPhone 5 16GB White & Silver (GSM)Delivers 9/21-9/27 via Standard Shipping

  • Jose

    Ordered mine at 3:10 AM so i am good i get mine on the 21st

  • Ian Worthington

    Sprint’s preorder site shows the following as of 9/19/12: ” Pre-orders placed through 5 pm CT on 9/17 will arrive on or around 9/21. Orders placed after 5 pm CT on 9/17 will ship in 1 week.”

  • Will Walker

    Unfortunately I’m among those that will have to wait 2 to 3 weeks for my AT&T 32GB Black iPhone 5. Can’t wait though!

  • Johnathan Jennings

    My order processed at 12:08 AM Pacific time. It gets here on Friday(:

    • notewar

      Yes bitches we gonna get our’s at the same time. Btw which color did u get? I don’t know why my black one took longer than the white one

  • Charly gil

    Any one has the ios 6 already?? The update of my iphone 4 still have the 5.1.1!!

  • miketory

    Mine still shows it will be delivered 9/21, but I have not yet received a shipment confirmation. Is everyone else in the same boat?

  • Phoneix

    I just checked mine on AT&T. I ordered mine on 9/14 at 7AM CST(approx) and right now it shows “Shipped”

    btw I ordered the black/slate 32GB

    • Interesting…..I ordered the white 16GB model at 630am CST and mine shows an estimated ETA of 10/5. Meh.

  • Ordered mine from apple at 12:01 and it’s supposed to get here on Thursday!!!

  • Falk M.

    Mine will arrive tomorrow.
    Deutsche Telekom for the win 😛 ^^

  • Anyone get any Receive after paid to buy the iphone5 by credit card? because my friend he bought on 14th the same date they came out but dont have any receive yet or hear nothing from Apple store of AU?
    but they already cut out of his credit anyone have same problem?

  • Kyle best

    When I went to the apple to store. They were saying that we need to order between 10pm and 4 am so we did but the thing that pissed me off is that the apple person said that had a whole bunch in stock and when we ordered they said we got to wait a month and it’s bs apple it a pain to deal with because theyre to stupid but make great products