Sales of the iPhone 5s and 5c kicked off worldwide today with what Apple has described as “incredible” demand. Spot checks of Apple’s online stores show ship dates of 7-10 days for the iPhone 5s in Space gray and longer times for the silver and gold versions. Inventory of the iPhone 5c remains stable with ship times of 1-3 days.
Apple confirmed to AllThingsD that some models were selling like hotcakes. “Demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and we are currently sold out or have limited supply of certain iPhone 5s models in some stores,” says an Apple representative.
The gold iPhone 5s was the most sought after color option and the one most challenging to find. Most stores only had a few of the Silver and Gold models and the online inventory was quickly depleted. Anyone looking for an iPhone 5s online must wait until October for the phone to ship.
Did you get your hands on an iPhone 5? How did you order it and which one did you get?