It will be longer than a month's wait. 42 days, to be approximate.
The status updated. It said it will ship Oct 22-Oct 24. Says it will be delivered be Nov 1.
Just checked again. Updated again. Now, it says it will ship by October 18, and deliver on October 24.
A little better, I guess.
checking: I ordered verizon 16 GB gold on 9/27 3 PM. My company placed an order for me using the business account. There is not way for me to track the order status.....when i called verizon they told its in back order stage and not yet processed. Did any one order using the verizon website close to 9/27?
Shan, I ordered one gold and couple of Space greys on 9/30. My order status says, "ships by 11/11" That's it. I know if I had only ordered space greys they would have arrived, but they ship all your phones at once so until the gold comes in, they won't ship. Reading this and couple of other forums, it looks like people who ordered on the first day are just now getting theirs. Hope this helps
Yeah Shan, it looks like everyone who ordered through Apple are getting theirs faster than ordering through a carrier.
Here is the link I use to check the status
You’re not being “put off”, and it won’t cost them.
I did no such thing. I said you’re not being put off, not that you’re not put off. ‘Being’ here alluding to a state thereof, not an emotion.
That one took me a few seconds; we don’t really say “put off” (the emotion) around here.
Phone: 5s Space Grey 32 GB
Carrier: AT&T (locked)
Ordered from: Apple.com
Ordered: 10/4 9:05 am
10/9 Changed from Processing to Preparing for Shipment
10/9 Changed from Preparing for Shipment to Shipped
Order time to Actual Delivery: 10 Days
Apple iPhone 5S - 32GB - GOLD
Order Date: 09/30/2013
Shipping Status: Preparing to Ship
Shipping Date: 11/07/13 - 11/27/13
Note: Thanks for placing your order. We estimate your item will ship on or between the dates provided.
We'll just have to wait and see, but I am patiently waiting. It's the price we pay for getting an 'exclusive' product like this soon after launch. ;) I'm sure we'll ALL be happy once we receive our products! Next time we should all wait in line on release day but get there 2 days early and camp-out with our tents, cans of beans, and bottled water - then we'll get it immediately! HAHA... :D
Sailorway-I used the same link to check stores in Albuquerque and found the 32G 5S was available in Gold for AT&T. I bit the bullet and cancelled my order online with Apple and waiting 5 excruciating minutes and was able to place my order once more online and it's now waiting for me when I get off work at my apple store. So excited!!
Verizon sold 3.8 million iphones in the 3rd quarter. Assuming most were 5s, we will have to wait a while. On a side note, Verizon wireless has 51% profit margin.
Ordered 5s (gold) Sep28th through phone, estimated ship date 11/11.
Verizon is killing me, I ordered mine on 9/29 through Verizon obviously and still no update. I got the following quote from Anandtech forum: "Order my Iphone 5 s 16 gb gold on oct3-13 from att website with shipping date and delivery 11/12 12/02
Just received an email two hours ago with with tracking number
I almost die could not believe my eyes
So it's in Texas now hoping for Friday delivery
Anyway I think that every one will get theirs earlier"
Verizon, I need my phone . My old (iphone 4) broke so for now I am using a flip phone. Not cool! Just ship the darn thing already, please! lol
GTTechie: i am in the same boat as you. Ordered 9/27 gold 16 GB. No update or anything i can't even look up my order online. When called customer service they told me the order will show-up only only when its ready for shipping. One customer rep told me their is no way it can be shipped earlier then 11/11.
Verizon had to carry over orders from end of Sep to October.
Shan, I think you saw the post on Verizon discussion board that they are finally starting to ship the gold phones. Looks like you're an active user there. I can't post there since I am switching from ATT to Verizon, I don't have a login info. Hopefully only one more week to wait, fingers crossed.