The original shipping date for those who were quick to pre-order the iPhone 5 was between 1-2 days, then after an hour, it slipped to 1-2 weeks, then 2-3 weeks. Now, on the cusp of the anticipated release, Apple has pushed back the shipping dates for any new pre-orders to 3-4 weeks. That takes you into late October.
The iPhone 5 has already started to arrive at store locations and carriers have all stated in some fashion that it’s “one of the best releases to date.” Although there’s no firm Canadian stats, Apple declared they’ve sold 2 million iPhone 5s within a 24-hour period. The iPhone 5 will go on sale this Friday at 8:00am EST.