It is not known right now how many iPhone 5C pre-orders were made in the first day, Apple hasn’t revealed any official numbers like it used to do in the past. Some analysts are of the view that the absence of official figures indicates weak demand, but such speculation must always be taken with a grain of salt. On September 13th Apple and its various partners started accepting pre-orders for iPhone 5C. Several models of the new “unapologetically plastic” iPhone have sold out at Apple, which has caused shipping times to slip.
Apple, its retail and carrier partners are going to launch the new iPhones next week. Those who were able to get their pre-orders in early would have guaranteed release day delivery. The unlocked 16GB yellow model was the first to sell out through Apple’s website, shipping times for others have slipped to September 25 and some even as late as October 4th. On the company’s China website, the shipping time has slipped by one day to September 21st. There might be more delays in store as the launch date approaches. Apple hasn’t offered the iPhone 5S for pre-order, some believe that is due to supply constraints. Apple releases both new iPhones in ten markets on September 20th.
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