By Cody Lee on Feb 19, 2013
Apple has had a hard time catching up with consumer demand for its iPad mini. Since the tablet debuted four months ago, supply has been extremely constrained, with shipping times only recently dropping below a week.
But today, it appears that supply and demand is finally starting to even out for the popular slate, as the mini now shows an availability status of ‘in stock’ in Apple web stores in several countries around the world… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2013
Apple has had a hard time catching up with demand for its new iPad mini. Since the tablet debuted last November, supply has been extremely constrained, and shipping estimates only recently dropped below a month.
But things are starting to even out now—either due to Apple ironing out supply chain issues or a recent drop in demand—because the mini is now showing shipping times (in some countries) of just 1-3 business days… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 25, 2013
During Apple’s earnings call earlier this week, Tim Cook noted that the iPad mini was constrained for most of the holiday quarter. And he was right, estimated shipping times were as high as a month in November, and still a week out in December.
But it looks like Apple’s supply is catching up with demand. Today, for the first time, those estimates have dropped below a week. In the United States, in Canada, and several other countries, Apple’s web store is showing ship times of just 3-5 days… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 18, 2012
Apple has thrown in another nice perk that should appeal to last minute shoppers: the company’s web store is now offering free next-day shipping on every item available in the store. Previously, only a select few products were eligible for free shipping, including the items listed on Apple’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide. Unfortunately, only US orders include free next-day shipping. Be that as it may, those that have not ordered their holiday gifts yet needn’t despair as with this promotion your last minute purchases should be received in time for the holidays… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 8, 2012
Good news today for folks who ordered, or were thinking about ordering, a Lightning to 30-pin adapter from Apple. Reports are coming in that the first round orders began shipping yesterday.
As you know, Apple debuted a new charging port in its new iPhone and iPod products last month. And until now, you couldn’t find an adapter that made old accessories work with the new port… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 19, 2012
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… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Mar 9, 2012
If you were particularly swift at getting your new iPad order in when the online Apple Store finally came back to life, then you may soon be receiving a shipping confirmation email in your inbox.
One AppleInsider reader has shared an email he received, which shows that his 16GB WiFi iPad (notice the 3rd Generation moniker, too?) is already winging its way to him via FedEx. Other similar reports are also being received, with UPS apparently also being used for iPad shipments by Apple.
Of course, items being shipped and items actually arriving are two very different things… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 8, 2012
It’s that time of the year again. We’re all waiting on pins and needles until March 16th when the new iPad is officially available to the public.
As Cult of Mac’s Killian Bell points out, Apple’s own Apple Store app is a great way keep tabs on your new iPad and/or new Apple TV shipment.
It’s not going to make your new iPad hit your doorstep any faster, but it’s a nifty way to ease some of the anxiety of waiting… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 17, 2012
It’s taken Apple about three months to do so, but it seems as if it’s finally catching up to consumer demand for the iPhone 4S. The handset has been fairly hard to come by since it launched in mid-October of last year.
After its record-breaking debut, the iPhone 4S has had a shipping delay between one and three weeks — even over the holidays. But this week, iPhone 4S shipping times have dropped to a mere three to five days… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 20, 2011
With Christmas now less than a week away, the deadline for shipments guaranteed to arrive before the holiday is drawing closer. That means that the folks hoping to avoid the last-minute retail crowds are running out of time.
However, those still looking to snag an iPad or other Apple product for that special someone are in luck. The company has just upgraded its free shipping promotion from 2-3 day business day delivery to guaranteed next-day shipping. Read More
By Alex Heath on Dec 13, 2011
We recently told you about Apple’s free shipping holiday promotion for its online store. Any order placed through December 22nd will be shipped for free, including orders that are under $50.
Apple has added another perk to its promotion by offering 2-3 business day delivery for free. This means that online orders will be shipped much faster throughout the holidays. Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 28, 2011
Apple has begun to offer free shipping in its online stores for all available products. The holiday offer lasts through December 22nd for US customers, while other countries, like New Zealand, are showing December 25th as the cut-off date.
Today is Cyber Monday, and many online stores are offering considerable discounts on electronics and other products. Apple, however, is only offering free shipping as a seasonal promotion. Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 28, 2011
There’s a headline bouncing around the tech blogs this morning that goes something like this: “Samsung Overtakes Apple to Become Top Smartphone Manufacturer.” The news comes in wake of Samsung’s earnings report it issued to investors this morning.
The Korean handset maker didn’t offer any specific numbers, but it did tell shareholders its smartphone shipments were up 40% this quarter. Some analysts are estimating that the increase equals 28 million smartphones, which clearly beats Apple’s 17 million, right?
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 11, 2011
Needless to say, the last few days have been both frustrating and exciting. Exciting because I was among the first to order my iPhone 4S on Friday morning; frustrating because Apple’s order status page still reads “Preparing for Shipment”.
This wouldn’t be so annoying if it weren’t for the fact that most of the iDB staff received shipment notifications a while ago.
I know, first world problems indeed, but a problem it was. Thankfully, there’s a quick and easy way to gather accurate results about the whereabouts of your new iPhone 4S. I show you how in this video tutorial… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 10, 2011
Apple has started sending shipping notifications to customers that pre-ordered the iPhone 4S last Friday. Some orders still say “preparing for shipment,” but most customers have noticed that the iPhone 4S has been shipped with a delivery date of October 14th.
Pre-orders are coordinated with UPS in the US to ensure that shipments don’t arrive before the confirmed delivery date, so don’t get your hopes up for an early iPhone 4S delivery to your doorstep… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 7, 2011
While iPhone 4S pre-orders in the US seem to be working just fine, international demand for the 4S has caused Apple to push back the shipping estimate for the 4S to 1-2 weeks. Instead of the assured delivery date on October 14th that Apple originally promised, shipping estimates for the 4S have slipped to a more uncertain delivery date for international customers.
Apple stores in countries like Canada, the UK, France, Germany, and Australia have all had shipping dates pushed back already. The iPhone 4S became available for pre-order after 12AM this morning… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 8, 2011
Apple has extended shipping estimates for nearly all of its products on its online store, including the iPhone 4. Many of Apple’s products would usually ship within 24 hours, but estimates have been moved to a longer timeframe across the board.
The changes are visible in the US and European Apple stores, though shipping estimate changes were initially discovered in the European channel last night… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 6, 2011
Today, Digitimes published a forecast reporting that Apple will sell a staggering 86.4 million iPhones in 2011, blowing past Nokia to become the world’s leading smartphone vendor. Apple is slated to see a 82% increase in shipments from the 47.5 million units shipped in 2010.
It was recently announced that Apple had already overtaken Nokia globally in terms of units manufactured, and Apple is also projected to overtake the Finnish juggernaut in shipment volume by year’s end… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Aug 2, 2011
For the first time since its launch in the US, the iPad 2 is now shipping within 24 hours. Soon after its official release in the US, the iPad wouldn’t ship under 2 weeks. It got slightly better over time, and shipping time finally got cut to 1-3 days a couple weeks ago.
With the rumor of an iPad 3 floating around, it might be a wise thing to hold on to your iPad at this time. The iPad 3 might very well be better as a more expensive “pro” version, but if I were you, I’d wait to see what Apple is up to… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 8, 2011
Since the iPad 2′s launch in March, Apple has been facing extreme supply shortages from its manufacturers overseas. The iPad 2 has been flying off the shelves faster than the production line can handle, and part of this problem is due to the recent earthquake disaster in Japan.
For the past couple months, shipping dates for the iPad 2 on Apple’s online store were set at 1-2 weeks. Despite the iPad 2′s continual high consumer demand, Apple has managed to start shipping the sensational tablet in the normal 3-5 business day timeframe… Read More