After months of speculation and rumors about the new iPhone 5’s features, Apple, Inc. (AAPL) opened pre-order sales to thousands of eager iPhone fans on Friday at 12 a.m.
Within an hour, pre-orders had completely sold out, compared to a 20-hour time period for the iPhone 4 and 22 hours for the iPhone 4s, according to the Huffington Post.
Those who weren’t able to snatch a pre-order can still elect to wait in line at Apple and cell phone provider stores to purchase the phones on Friday.
Even those who were able to place a pre-order still may not get their hands on them as quickly as they hope.
Apple’s website states it will take at least two weeks to deliver the phone in the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and Germany.
CNET reports that Verizon has pushed delivery dates back to Sept. 28, while AT&T has said iPhone orders will be shipped in 14 to 21 business days.
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