Apple sells out of initial iPhone 5s supply in under 2 days, shipments pushed to October

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  • Reply 41 of 238

    I had ordered silver 16GB(AT&T) online for delivery between 9/27-10/1.  But I just couldn't wait and shopped around and found Space Grey 16GB at a local Radio Shack and I actually love the color.  Fingerprint sensor isn't just a gimmick - it's truly convenient and easy to setup/use.  I love the feel of the sapphire button, as well.  The battery seems to be great (I had a terrible experience with iPhone 5 last year for which I exchanged the phone 2 times to get the non-defective battery).

    Initially, I was disappointed that it wasn't larger, but after two full days of 5S, I'm a very happy owner.

  • Reply 42 of 238
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Screw that. 5C. 5S. I’m not typing idiotic capitalizations. What happens if I need to make it plural? 


     

    iPhone 5s'

  • Reply 43 of 238
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,383member
    I wonder how many 5S's they made knowing they were going to sell out. Maybe they made 5 Million units ahead of time. I'm sure Apple will release their first weekend numbers since they are typically not as embarrassing as say, Microsoft or Samsung first weekend numbers.
  • Reply 44 of 238
    jakeb wrote: »
    I checked them out at the apple store yesterday. I'll admit it -- I like the 5c design better than the 5s. It feels so solid.

    I'm still going with the 5s though. The new camera and fingerprint win for me.

    You are not the only one. I really wish Apple had put the 5S hardware inside of a 5C chassis
  • Reply 45 of 238
    Does anyone know if you can purchase 5S outright without a contract and order it online?

    To lazy to go to Apple.com to find out!
  • Reply 46 of 238
    FWIW, I went to the Apple store today at noon to deal with a small issue and they were still getting sporadic shipments in every couple hours or so, but as fast as they arrived, they sold out. There was still a line to purchase the 5s, though it was only 5 or 10 people long.

    When I arrived at 11:30 am I heard the guy in the front of the store tell the waiters that they had just sold out....but he recommended they not leave.

    By 11:50, the FedEx guy arrived (Apple Store Northridge) with another small shipment.

    I really think they are shoving them off the line and into the airplanes as fast as they can.

    Yesterday I overheard an employee say (three hours into sale day) "We haven't sold a single 5c yet..."
  • Reply 47 of 238
    matrix07matrix07 Posts: 1,993member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Constable Odo View Post



    Everything that Apple does is going to be tossed aside based on overall declining market share when compared to all of Android market share. The hedge fund managers are total jackasses because all they see is Android running away with market share in China and India. It's just incredible how narrow-minded those big investors are. Apple is going to make a fortune over the Christmas holidays but shareholders aren't going to get a thing out of it as Apple's share price continues to get beat up.

    Did I read that right? Are you finally talking sense?

  • Reply 48 of 238

    I would not mind buying the iPhone 5c, if I cannot get hold of a gold iPhone 5s, but with the current price of the 5c so near that of the 5s, I cannot help feeling I am getting ripped off. So I will keep my iPhone 5 for now (already have the amazing IOS7 on it), and wait for the iPhone 6 with a bigger screen towards the end of 2014.

  • Reply 49 of 238
    alfiejr wrote: »
    so when are the pundits and analysts going to realize Touch ID is a genuine "killer feature" that has just iced the sales of high-end Android phones?

    Monday?
    Hopefully soon, I'm ready to turn the lock screen password off on my iphone 5 because I'm sick of typing it in
  • Reply 50 of 238
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Connie View Post

     

    I would not mind buying the iPhone 5c, if I cannot get hold of a gold iPhone 5s, but with the current price of the 5c so near that of the 5s, I cannot help feeling I am getting ripped off. So I will keep my iPhone 5 for now (already have the amazing IOS7 on it), and wait for the iPhone 6 with a bigger screen towards the end of 2014.


     

    Are you sure Apple will make a biggerScreen iPhone by then?

  • Reply 51 of 238
    I would have really liked to see a black plastic version but with 64/(128 ideally) gb, a7, fingerprint, dual flash...

    I started with the iPhone 3G (16gb), and now have the 4s(64 gb). I prefer the feel/smoothness of the 3G, compared to the hard edges of the 4s - even though I thought I would have preferred the hard edges... I haven't used the 5 with the chamfered edges, but I still think rounded corners are a better idea.
    Nevertheless, my contract is not up for another year and there's no (super)compelling to jump specs as I find the 4s still great - even with ios 7.... For now anyways.

    Bring on the iPad announcements
  • Reply 52 of 238

    I WOULD LIKE SOME ADVICE/HELP PLEASE....

     

    IM NOT HAPPY WITH THE WAY I AM TREATED OR SERVED AT THE APPLE STORE BY THE MANAGER AND AFEW STAFF...

     

    INCIDENTS IN THE LAST WEEK 

     

    ONE MEMBER OF STAFF ASKING ME WHERE I HAVE I GOT A £2000 GIFT CARD FROM? ITS A GIFT CARD WHERE THE HELL DO YOU THINK ITS FROM!! ALSO MIND UR OWN BUSINESS! DO YOUR JOB AND SERVE ME!! 

     

     

    ALSO

     

    WHEN I ASKED TO BUY SOME GIFT CARDS ONE MEMBER OF STAFF SAYS I CAN ONLY BUY £4000 A DAY ANOTHER SAYS £5000! MAKE YOUR MIND UP PLEASE!!

     

     

    ALSO 

     

    WHEN I WANTED THE £4000 SPILT OVER TWO GIFT CARDS I WAS TOLD ITS GOT TO BE ON ONE CARD??

     WHY??? I WANT TO GIVE 4 FRIENDS £1000 GIFT CARDS EACH CAN I NOT DO THAT ?? WHY IS IT THAT YOU STOPPED ME??? 

     

    THESE ARE A FEW OF MY COMPLAINTS PLEASE HELP ME WHERE CAN I GO TO GET HELP TO GET MORE ADVICE SO I CAN TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE COMPANY BECAUSE THERE POLICY IS BENT FOR EACH CUSTOMER!!

  • Reply 53 of 238
    saareksaarek Posts: 1,396member
    yakub wrote: »
    I WOULD LIKE SOME ADVICE/HELP PLEASE....

    IM NOT HAPPY WITH THE WAY I AM TREATED OR SERVED AT THE APPLE STORE BY THE MANAGER AND AFEW STAFF...

    INCIDENTS IN THE LAST WEEK 

    ONE MEMBER OF STAFF ASKING ME WHERE I HAVE I GOT A £2000 GIFT CARD FROM? ITS A GIFT CARD WHERE THE HELL DO YOU THINK ITS FROM!! ALSO MIND UR OWN BUSINESS! DO YOUR JOB AND SERVE ME!! 


    ALSO

    WHEN I ASKED TO BUY SOME GIFT CARDS ONE MEMBER OF STAFF SAYS I CAN ONLY BUY £4000 A DAY ANOTHER SAYS £5000! MAKE YOUR MIND UP PLEASE!!


    ALSO 

    WHEN I WANTED THE £4000 SPILT OVER TWO GIFT CARDS I WAS TOLD ITS GOT TO BE ON ONE CARD??
     WHY??? I WANT TO GIVE 4 FRIENDS £1000 GIFT CARDS EACH CAN I NOT DO THAT ?? WHY IS IT THAT YOU STOPPED ME??? 

    THESE ARE A FEW OF MY COMPLAINTS PLEASE HELP ME WHERE CAN I GO TO GET HELP TO GET MORE ADVICE SO I CAN TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE COMPANY BECAUSE THERE POLICY IS BENT FOR EACH CUSTOMER!!
    This has to be one of the most random and pointless posts that I've ever had the misfortune to read here.
  • Reply 54 of 238
    richl wrote: »
    The UK Apple stores are completely out and there was never any stock online (it started as dispatch in 7-10 working days from China). However, it seems that the carriers still have some stock left if you're willing to sign up to a new contract.
    Yes agree, there was never any stock online in the UK, so they may as we'll call it a Pre-order in the UK from the 20th!! Dissappinting , does this mean Apple no longer sees the UK as a key market?
    Come on Jony I've, this is your birth country, put your foot down son!!
  • Reply 55 of 238
    Screw that. 5C. 5S. I’m not typing idiotic capitalizations. What happens if I need to make it plural? 
    Actually you quite literally *are* typing idiotic capitalizations.
  • Reply 56 of 238
    herbapou wrote: »
    Selling out of the 5s is good, but it looks like inventory was very low.  I am pretty confident Apple made a huge amount of 5c so if they were to run out it would be big.  

    I dont think there is any way to guess how many they sold over the weekend, it could below or above last year number of 5 millions.  There is only one thing I am sure of, the stock will move big on monday and this is why I played both sides for that news. I did an option straddle at 2 different expiration dates. The short side is on the weekly and the long side is in April 2014.

    I have been lucky in the past months. Bought at $420, sold all at $502 at iphone 5 launch.  Bought at $470 and $455 and sold last week at $475. My play for next week is an option straddle and I plan to ride the stock for the ipads later.
    Uh, at the iPhone 5 launch the stock was $700. If you sold at $500, you are either a fool or a liar, or both. Either way, you are not as smart as you think you are.
  • Reply 57 of 238
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    blackbook wrote: »
    I stood in line yesterday and bought my 5S directly from my apple store. Best smartphone I've ever owned.

    Today there were still lines of people waiting for 5S.

    Here are my quick observations:

    There was very little interest in the 5C except from children.

    The 5C looked and felt like plastic. Not my cup of tea and that was a major negative point from other adults I talked to at the store.

    Most 5C that actually sold (and even the Apple employees admitted it was a slow seller at the store) were parents buying for kids. Some parents opted to buy their kids 5S instead though.

    Anyway all that to say. The 5S is an amazing smartphone the most innovative small device I've ever used. Use touch ID a few times and you'll feel the magic I'm talking about. But the 5C on the other hand. Still a head scratcher in my book.

    It's not helping Apple's image. It doesn't look that great. And it's not selling well. It may be selling better than last years 4S but that's not saying much IMO.
    Wow I had the complete opposite reaction when I felt a 5C in my hand. Almost felt like ceramic to me. There is a thread on MacRumors of 5C owners and people are really likening it. In fact I've seen some people wishing the 5S came in the 5C body.
  • Reply 58 of 238
    alfiejr wrote: »
    Apple probably figured a fresh look version of the iP 5 would sell somewhat better than just the same old thing. and normally that would be true.
     
    what may not be normal is the 5s might be a real sensation.

    I also think the 5C is helping 5S sales.

    If Apple had the iPhone 5 at $99 more people would settle for a phone almost as fast that looks the same.

    Now with the 5C looking different and being plastic consumers are deciding they "might as well" pony up the extra $100 for the 5S rather than settling.

    Probably not the expected outcome but it's good for Apple I would assume.
  • Reply 59 of 238
    What about the Government's orders?
    Governments of many countries are buying iPhone 5s' in huge quantities.

    What about the corporation's orders?
    Corporations in many countries are buying iPhone 5s' in huge quantities.

    What about the school's orders?
    Naahh, the schools of many countries are waiting for 64 bit iPads to buy in huge quantities.

    How is Apple gonna build all of these? Pegatron? Foxconn?

    Time will tell.
  • Reply 60 of 238

    Thanks for the observations. Very well said. I think the younger set and up through high school and even some college may be the market for the 5c. Now, have a couple companies release game controllers for the 5c and a couple really HOT games get released in the next 2-3 months and Apple may end up eating Samsung's lunch and toasting the rest of the Android smart phones' marsh mellows between now and the end of December.

    The 5c makes the Google MotoMo color palette look sickly by comparison.

    I could see that.

    It was hilarious how young teenage girls were screaming over how cute the pink 5C was.

    Adults and parents didn't get it, especially with the 5S only a little more expensive.
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