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Deliveries of Apple's iPhone 5s delayed til Oct. in Australia, Hong Kong, & Singapore

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Just after midnight local time, Apple opened sales of their new flagship iPhone 5s and 5c to customers in in the Far East and Down Under, and orders were immediately met with delays of a week or more, pushing deliveries into the next month.

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Apple's new flagship iPhone 5s and lower-cost iPhone 5c are now available for purchase from the company's online store in Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. iPhone 5c, which has been available for preorder since Sept. 13, shows shipping lead times of 1 to 3 business days in all three countries.

iPhone 5s, which is said to face severe supply constraints, is shown with lead times of 7 to 10 business days in Australia. Hong Kong and Singapore list shipping dates for the handset simply as "October."

It's believed that limited supplies may be due to low yields of the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor, prompting Apple to not offer preorders of its latest flagship handset.

Although Apple has not released preorder numbers for the iPhone 5c ? much to investors' chagrin ? a spokeswoman for Australian carrier Vodafone, one of Apple's launch partners, told the Sydney Morning Herald that preorders were "going well as expected." Analysts believe that Apple could sell as many as 8 million of the new handsets over the coming weekend.

Customers in the new iPhones' other launch countries ? Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, the U.S. and the U.K. ? can purchase the devices at an Apple retail store starting at 8:00 am local time on Friday, and the phones are also available from Apple's carrier partners.
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Let's hope this is not iMac redux.

post #3 of 23
I love how they're supposed to sell 8 million of these and yet no one can get their hands on one unless they're outside an Apple store within the first hour ha.
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I am sorry this article is highly misleading.

 

Hong Kong has been accepting preorders for a few days now because like China, they need to combat the scalpers and resellers. They have a balloting system in place.

 

Singapore has been accepting preorders with the local telcos since yesterday and collection will start in a few hours. Traditionally, the official Apple store does not get a whole lot of stock until about a month later.

 

If the last iPhone launch is anything to go by, the online Apple store sold out pretty much in seconds.

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"...It's believed that limited supplies may be due to low yields of the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor, prompting Apple to not offer preorders of its latest flagship handset...."

 

Which anal-yst believes that? How much will they earn on AAPL this time?

 

iPhone will sell like hell, and WS criminals and lying and cheating Samscum and Booble can eat themselves alive...

post #6 of 23

well, until the US load kicks in (The phone may be the same underneath, but unit labelling/etching, packaging, power plug), and the pre-planning levels for each combination really drive the supply levels for each country), I'm not really concerned.   It may be that 90% of the pre-release production may be sitting in FedEx warehouses in Memphis…  (or not ;-( )

 

After Monday, then I'll worry or not. (I'm looking at at Oct 1st-ish purchase).

 

The fact it is the same phone underneath, the 's' should be much more flexible in terms of addressing particular supply shortages later in the next month.

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Only Apple can be accused of severe supply constraints, because of lead times of 7 to 10 business days ...
"That (the) world is moving so quickly that iOS is already amongst the older mobile operating systems in active development today." — The Verge
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post #8 of 23
Perhaps the "s" in iPhone 5s stands for slim-pickings 1biggrin.gif

I just hope when the store in the UK opens it's got decent lead times and not affected by the ones from Asia
post #9 of 23

The stock wouldn't be up over $10 if the supply figures were low.

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Let's hope this is not iMac redux.

 

It smells like that at least for 5s.

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I'm in Singapore, and local telcos are limiting 5s supplies to only a few stores. I suspect they'll quickly run out.

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The stock wouldn't be up over $10 if the supply figures were low.

 

From a technical standpoint I'm not surprised that the stock is up over the last few days... low supplies or not. Wait until Monday. If the sales figure is low expect a hit to the stock... but not until then.

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post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post
 

Let's hope this is not iMac redux.

 

The 5S is a beautiful phone... in all aspects. It will be a massive hit, I'm sure. Any supply constraints whatsoever are going to wreak havoc on the supply.

 
Maybe apple was hoping that the 5C would take up the slack. That doesn't seem to be the case. 
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post #14 of 23
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From a technical standpoint I'm not surprised that the stock is up over the last few days... low supplies or not. Wait until Monday. If the sales figure is low expect a hit to the stock... but not until then.

 

They already know a low ball channel estimate and they are higher than what analysts shot their mouths off earlier in the week.

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They already know a low ball channel estimate and they are higher than what analysts shot their mouths off earlier in the week.

 

?????????  and...

 

[ I don't think estimated volume high or low will impact the stock right now... I think the increase in the stock price is based mostly on a technical standpoint... ie. golden cross, oversold ]


Edited by island hermit - 9/19/13 at 1:16pm
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Originally Posted by poksi View Post
 

"...It's believed that limited supplies may be due to low yields of the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor, prompting Apple to not offer preorders of its latest flagship handset...."

 

Which anal-yst believes that? How much will they earn on AAPL this time?

 

iPhone will sell like hell, and WS criminals and lying and cheating Samscum and Booble can eat themselves alive...

 

An analyst saying good things about AAPL is an analyst, even an expert.
An analyst saying bad things about AAPL is an anal-yst, a moron, an idiot, ...

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Originally Posted by Blitz1 View Post

An analyst saying good things about AAPL is an analyst, even an expert.

An analyst saying bad things about AAPL is an anal-yst, a moron, an idiot, ...

 

You know for a fact that this is incorrect. An analyst lying about Apple is an idiot. “Apple will sell 10 million on opening weekend” is a “good thing”, except it’s a lie designed to destroy value.

post #18 of 23

From tropical Cairns, Australia: niece got an iP5S her brother got an iP5c this morning from Vodafone. No worries!

 

These things are going to sell like hotcakes. 

post #19 of 23
TS, this is exactly what I said.
An analyst saying bad things about Apple is a lying idiotic anal-yst.
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Nearly two hours after going on sale online in the US, the gold models are all showing as "October" and almost all of the grey and silver ones as "1-3 business days."
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An analyst saying bad things about Apple is a lying idiotic anal-yst.

 

I’ll say it again; you are wrong about this.

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An analyst saying good things about AAPL is an analyst, even an expert.
An analyst saying bad things about AAPL is an anal-yst, a moron, an idiot, ...

 

I simply stated very simple finding and true: analyst are constantly and brutally manipulating AAPL placing either by overblown expectations or false "concerns". This is obvious to everyone but a total moron. What did you actually have to say in all your posts below? I see no actual content in it. It you don't like AI or any positive of frank comment about Apple, them you should really pick another site. There are soooo many bitter Apple haters puking crap all over, so you won't have to move far further... 

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Originally Posted by poksi View Post

It you don't like AI or any positive of frank comment about Apple, them you should really pick another site. There are soooo many bitter Apple haters puking crap all over, so you won't have to move far further... 

 

I keep pointing these guys to MacRumors. You’d think they would want to be around their own kind.

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