Apple will still take your money, but anyone hoping to see the FedEx delivery man show up on September 21st with an iPhone 5 in hand is out of luck.
After a somewhat smooth iPhone 5 pre-order process online, initial iPhone 5 pre-orders are sold out for release day delivery across the globe.
In the U.S., shoppers will need to head in store, or be willing to wait 2 weeks for delivery of the iPhone 5. This applies to all capacities and all colors. Sprint, Verizon and AT&T are all without stock for online pre-orders.
In Germany, the first batch is also sold out across the board as well, with pre-order delivery pushed out to 2-3 weeks. This isn’t surprising, and is likely to happen in the U.S. by the end of the day.
In the UK, iPhone 5 pre-orders are sold out, with delivery at 2 weeks for the 16GB model, and 2-3 weeks for the 64GB iPhone 5. The wait times for the white 64GB model are slightly better, at 2 weeks.
In Canada, the wait for the iPhone 5 is also at 2 weeks for all models, with signs it could slip to 3 weeks like other countries.
Australia fairs no better with 2 week waits for the black iPhone 5 in all capacities. The White iPhone 5 is listed with delivery between September 21 and September 27th, but there is no promise of a release date delivery.
In France, iPhone 5 shoppers are also greeted with a 2-3 week wait for the iPhone 5, This is for both white and black iPhone 5 models in every capacity.
Uses in Hong Kong and Japan, cannot pre-order the iPhone 5, so they will need to head in store on the 21st.
For anyone that missed out on the iPhone 5 pre-order in the U.S., Best Buy is offering in store iPhone 5 pre-orders when local stores open today. This requires a $50 deposit in the form of a gift card, and it does not guarantee an iPhone 5 on release date, merely holds a place in line. If Best Buy doesn’t receive enough iPhones, you will go home empty-handed.
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