I guess most folks have gone past the “denial” stage of the iPhone 5 and have adopted a “Shut up and take my money already” attitude, considering how the iPhone 5 pre-orders have sold out a few hours ago, making it 20 times faster compared to its predecessors, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. To put things in their proper perspective, the iPhone 4S required 22 hours to sell out its pre-order, launch day stock, while the iPhone 4 held the previous record of 20 hours. As for the iPhone 5, it took all of 60 minutes, resulting in shipping expectations being shifted by a fortnight.
The record breaking demand also resulted in issues on Apple’s website in addition to other wireless carriers who offered the smartphone, where many folks late to the game were shown error messages during their attempt for a new iPhone 5 pre-order. There is one very huge factor to take into consideration though, is the iPhone 5 sold out in record time simply because the available stock at launch was far less than that of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S? Perhaps so, as something this underwhelming appearing to be so “in demand” does smell somewhat suspicious. What do you think?