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Verizon Delivering iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Ahead of Schedule



Great news for users that pre-ordered an iPhone 5 from Verizon after the first shipment sold out. Readers are reporting that their iPhone 5 pre-orders are shipping early.

The iPhone 5 pre-order sold out for release date delivery early, but carriers are now catching up to demand with in-store stock and fulfillment of orders placed in early September.

One reader tells GottaBeMobile that his iPhone 5 pre-order shipped today, with a delivery date of Monday October 1st. This is only a few days ahead of the October 5th delivery Verizon promised, but a few days is something many users will be excited about.

Verizon is sending email shipment notifications to users when the iPhone 5 is available for delivery. Users can also check their order status online at Verizon Wireless to see if their Verizon iPhone 5 order shipped early.

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Verizon iPhone 5 pre-orders are shipping early.

Users looking to purchase an iPhone 5 in store can walk in to many carrier locations or Radio Shack stores to buy an iPhone 5. can check the stock of Radio Shack stores and other locations to help find an iPhone 5 in stock at a local store.

Apple is also offering iPhone 5 reservations for users willing to trek to the nearest Apple Store in person. The reservation system opens up after 10PM local time and closes at 4AM local time, holding an iPhone 5 for up to two weeks. The iPhone 5 reservation is available for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint iPhone models, but users can only reserve one based on local store stock.

Given the availability of the iPhone 5 at retail, users should soon be able to walk in to an Apple Store or carrier to purchase an iPhone 5 with no wait. We also expect Apple Store iPhone 5 availability will improve over the next few weeks.

Compared to the nightmare that is the AT&T iPhone 5 pre-order nightmare that continues to plague AT&T customers.

The iPhone 5 launched to great demand, with over 5 million devices sold in the opening weekend. These sales disappointed analysts and may be tied to difficulty producing the iPhone 5 display. The iPhone 5 display uses a new technology to keep the display thinner. The new technology is problematic to manufacture, but suppliers should work out the problems over the coming weeks.



  1. Jamie

    09/28/2012 at 5:50 pm

    Not sure if you are doing your homework? Just wanted to share my recent “Check order status” on pre-ordered IPhone 5 from Verizon. Admittedly, my pre-order date was September 18th, with the original confirmation email delivery date also “No later than Oct. 5th.” Upon checking status today, it has been changed to “Estimated ship date Oct. 26.” I understand the back log, but just wanted you to know your article is no necessarily what’s really happening.

    • DannyBoii

      09/30/2012 at 5:17 am

      Thats exactly wha happened to me but i pre ordered mine on the 15th at 3am.

  2. Steven

    09/28/2012 at 10:42 pm

    ^^ agreed with jamie. Thats what mine said. “We have received your order and it is in process” “Expected shipping date 10/5/12” Checked again yesterday and everything was the same except a new sentence saying “Payment not yet received” “Expected shipping date 10/26/12”

  3. Austin

    09/29/2012 at 7:51 am

    All of you are lucky !!!!! I went to verizon about 2 weeks ago, pre-ordered a 16g black iphone 5, and was told it will be shipped on October 19, and I wouldn’t receive it till early november….. being backordered sucks.

  4. Dustin

    09/29/2012 at 9:49 am

    I order my Verizon iPhone 5 on 9/21 with an expected “Ship by” date of 10/19 — just got an email yesterday notifying that my phone has shipped and expected delivery is 10/1, a full three weeks ahead of schedule! I’ll take it.

    • Steven

      09/29/2012 at 1:24 pm

      lucky you.

    • mikecia

      10/01/2012 at 8:17 pm

      iorderd mines the same day you did hope ireceive an email soon

  5. Nick

    09/29/2012 at 1:58 pm

    I originally had an estimated ship date of 10/5 and now that has been pushed back to 10/19. No clue why, I ordered it 9/16

  6. diamonique

    09/29/2012 at 2:29 pm

    i ordered my white iphone 5 9/22 and it keep telling me expected 10/19 a whole month smh!

  7. Raychelle

    09/30/2012 at 11:16 am

    I preorderd the 16GB black iPhone5 on 10/5, with a deliver by date of 10/12, as of this morning it’s still expected to be delivered by that date.

  8. Rita

    10/01/2012 at 7:45 am

    At first i pre ordered, then after not recieving my phone for a whole 2 weeks, i decided to cancel and take my chances in the stores. I got luck at Radio Shack. I got a white & black 16gig by just calling and asking if they had any in stock. Yea me.

  9. SC

    10/01/2012 at 12:22 pm

    Mine was ordered on 9/17 and received a message last week from Verizon that they won’t be shipping it until 10/19. The original ship date was stated as 10/5. Here’s a concept – don’t accept orders until you have enough stock to cover the sales.

  10. David S

    10/01/2012 at 2:01 pm

    I was told I’d be charged when my phone was shipped and that was expected to be oct 12. I was charged on sep 28 but it appears to have not been shipped. Ordered on sep 20.

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