By Cody Lee on Dec 6, 2013
Good news for folks trying to snag an iPhone 5s in time for the holidays. Shipping times for the popular handset have improved in Apple’s web store yet again, and now read 1-3 days in the US, Canada and several other countries.
This applies to all models of the smartphone, meaning all carriers, colors and capacities. So essentially, if you ordered a gold iPhone 5s—which at one point was backordered for more than a month—you’d get it in a couple of days… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 2, 2013
If you’re going to buy an Apple product this holiday season, you’ll be wise to plan your purchase in advance unless you can cope with broken hearts on post-Christmas deliveries. But holiday shoppers needn’t worry too much as Apple is feeling your pain.
This morning, the company has refreshed its U.S. Online Store with a handy guide specifying the important ordering deadlines for Macs, iPads, iPhones, iPods and accessories for delivery by December 24, 2013.
Deadlines vary from one product to another. For example, Apple’s Next Day Shipping is available for many, but not all iPads. Specifically, if you’re buying an iPad mini with Retina display, your best bet is to place an order with Apple by midnight on December 5 for delivery by December 24.
The full breakdown follows right below… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 2, 2013
It’s been just 24 hours since the iPad Air launched, and already supplies are starting to weaken. Space gray seems to be the most popular color, as shipping estimates for 16GB and 128GB models have slipped to 5-10 days in several countries.
Even here in the US, shipping times have begun to slip. The T-Mobile variant of the space gray 128GB Air is showing that it ships in 5-10 days, and ship dates for nearly all other models of the tablet have gone from November 4 to November 6… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 22, 2013
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.’ Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 19, 2013
Folks hoping to score an iPhone 5s anytime in the near future should probably opt to stand in line at their local retailer. The handset just became available for purchase in Apple’s web store in Australia and other countries, and it’s already showing 7-10 day shipping times.
The news comes after several months of reports claiming that the iPhone 5s would be in short supply at launch time, but it’s starting to look like it could be this way for a while. Most models from Hong Kong and Singapore stores, for example, aren’t shipping until October… Read More
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