iPhone 5s shipping times fall to October

By , Sep 22, 2013

white iPhone 5s camera

Shortly after the iPhone 5s became available for online order here in the US Friday morning, initial inventory for the gold colorway sold out. Within an hour of launch, shipping times for handset configurations including the new color option began slipping to October.

And the rest of the models caught up with it this weekend. Less than 72 hours after launch, it appears that Apple has sold out of all of its initial iPhone 5s supplies, with shipping estimates for all configurations in the US slipping from 7–10 days to the vague date of ‘October.’

MacRumors points to Apple’s web store:

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Additionally, all colors and capacities of the handset are also showing ‘October’ as their earliest ship dates at all US carrier stores. And it looks like the same can be said for Apple Stores in the rest of the launch countries as well, including Canada, Japan and the UK.

So at this point, if you’re still looking for an iPhone 5s, your best bet is to keep an eye on your local retailers. While a majority of them are likely sold out of their launch-day supplies, many of them are expecting to receive sporadic drop shipments over the next several weeks.

On Friday, an Apple spokesman told AllThingsD that “demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and we are currently sold out or have limited supply of certain iPhone 5s models in some stores.”

Have you ordered your iPhone 5s yet?

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  • klouud

    Does this count for those of us that woke up @ 3am on Friday morning and purchased online?

    • veda99

      hopefully no, order status should say as shipped by tomorrow noon or by the end of day for those who ordered on friday 3am and if it is available to ship in 1-3 days!

      • Maxim∑

        I woke up at 4am because the alarm failed… of course -.-

        Mine says it will arrive in 7-10 business days between Ocober 8 and 11th

    • Shawn

      No

    • klouud

      My order status emails say: Sept 30-Oct 2 (grey) and Oct 8 – Oct 11 (gold)

      • veda99

        I think, grey will be shipped tomorrow!

      • klouud

        That would be nice – but irrelevant. I told my wife I would not open my phone until she got hers…sheesh…

      • Moi

        :D

      • veda99

        <3

      • klouud

        Yep – thats love right there ;)

    • disqus_PNOtPViMdM

      i ordered my iphone 5s space gray on friday at 2;45 and i was told by my carrier they have a delivery date for the 25 of september

  • Milad Khahil

    All the local Verizon store in Detroit suburb are sold out of the 16G but they still have few 32G and 64G …

  • Shawn

    My local apple store had tons left. I cancelled my online order I made at midnight Friday and got it at the apple store.

    • veda99

      lucky u! where is this store by the way!

      • Shawn

        Birmingham Alabama

      • veda99

        14hrs drive from my place, oops! Will wait till I receive it :(

    • Gerardo Castro

      I doubt i’d have the same luck ANYWHERE in Houston, TX. Plus my phone should be shipped sometime between Monday and Wednesday, no point in looking.

  • Beck Hoefling

    All my local apple stores are wiped clean, and AT&T stores don’t either.
    But some best buys have one or two that are the wrong carrier

  • Preet Patel

    Not sure if this is the right place but the website istouchidhackedyet dot com now shows that maybe it is hacked.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Off topic question..
    Are you guys gonna offer free iPhone 5s giveaway in the future? i’ll gladly make a twitter account just for that lol.

  • disqus_PNOtPViMdM

    I ordered my space gray iphone 5s on Friday at 2:45 pm and sprint told me they have a delivery date for Wednesday the 25 of September hopefully they are right

  • chumawumba

    Funny, I walked into my local Apple store, and it was jam packed but I still got a Space Grey within an hour yesterday.

  • marcus1324

    I got the iPhone 5s yesterday, space gray, 64GB its awesome

  • Ian Jackson

    To guys stuck in 6.1.3 or iOS7 and want to downgrade, there’s a downgrade window open. 6.0.1 according to Cammy Harbison. GET ON IT!

  • OliverF

    I ordered a 64gb Space Gray for me and a 32gb Gold for my wife on the 20th. Mine is scheduled to arrive tomorrow and the gold has an estimated Oct 10th – 20th ship date.

  • Apanizo2

    Release day. 3:01…am eastern time shipping dates were from 1-3 days, 5:30 am…same dates, 6:50 am…7-14 days, 3:00 pm….October

  • genXhippie

    What the est time for availability concerning an unlocked/off contract i5s in the E.U.? So, I know when to put my i5 up for sale, thanks.

  • Paul Harms

    Apple acts like they don’t remember previous years and again played its games with loyal customers. I ordered mine at 3am and was pushed to Oct shipping date. Now they are shipping partial orders of the black one. Apple needs to get its shit together before launch dates!

  • Paul Harms

    Apple reminds me of the cabinet shop that bids your job, demos your kitchen and puts your on the back burner after getting the down payment.

  • Will boomer

    I ordered mine 32GB Gold iPhone 5s at 3am in Canada and it says October shipment date. My buddy walked into the Apple store in Toronto Monday and they had some gold ones in stock so he got his there… I called Apple since this isn’t fair for us to be waiting weeks for ours and people can walk into a Apple store and just pick it up. I called Apple yesterday they have no idea when it will ship but they gave me a free iPhone 5s case and $50 dollar itunes card but this waiting is bullshit. They should of gotten their shit together and known that they where going to sell millions on Gold iPhone 5s!!