Apple’s iPhone 5 pre-order shipping starts September 21st

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Demand for the new iPhone 5 via pre-order online soars quicker than expected, driving major outlets to move their projected shipping dates back. The latest iPhones will then be ready to ship September 21st, next Friday.

Pre-orders for iPhone 5 officially went live at midnight on Thursday, September 13th via AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and Apple websites. An hour later, pre-order of its launch-day stocks were sold out.

Because of this, shipping of the new iPhones pre-ordered online today, particularly, in the United States will take 2 to 3 weeks, according to Apple.

Meanwhile, shipping of all versions of the iPhone 5 will start in 14 to 21 days, as estimated by AT&T. So that would be in the first week of October. This applies to 16GB, 38GB and 64GB units, black and white. Delivery date on Verizon’s listing on the other hand is set on September 28th, last Friday of this month.

Shipping date for the two larger models of iPhone 5 by Sprint is still on September 21st while the 16GB is scheduled as “up to 2 weeks.”

So far, Apple is not yet disclosing the numbers of pre-ordered units. The same thing goes with the major outlets.

Meanwhile, the large volume of pre-orders has caused problems on many of the wireless carriers’ websites, so as with Apple’s site. A lot of users encountered errors while attempting to pre-order the latest iPhone device. This is yet the first time problems have transpired on Apple.com or its carrier sites.

Meanwhile, the owner of America’s biggest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network recently announces that the new iPhone 5 is coming to its 4G LTE Network at 8:00am EDT, this Friday September 21st.

Among the many features entrenched on the new iPhone besides its thin and light facade includes a better battery life, a stunning new 4-inch retina display and ultrafast wireless technology. Its A6 chip designed by Apple itself gives the newest iPhone a blazing-fast performance. More importantly, it comes with the most advanced mobile OS in the world — the iOS 6. Apart from the abovementioned features, the iPhone 5 is packed with over 200 new features.

Apple’s iPhone 5 is available at $199.99 for 16GB, $299.99 for 32 GB and $399.99 for the 64GB unit. A new 2-year customer agreement applies.

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