Four minutes into the day, Apple started accepting online orders for the iPad Mini, and its initial promises to deliver the smaller, lighter, and less expensive tablet on November 2 quickly turned into a promise to ship it in two weeks for some models.
Apple's online stores lit up at 12:04 a.m. PT in the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan to those people eager to get the tablet as soon as possible but not wait in line when the first models arrive in stores on November 2.
But the balance of supply and … Read more
When you wake up in the middle of the night to preorder a product, you aren't fully aware of what you're doing and you want to go back to sleep as soon as possible. This can make the process of selecting the item you want to order and ensuring that your shipping and billing information is correct feel like a monumental task. Especially if you're trying to beat the onslaught of traffic that's sure to slow or take down the store.
Just how many iPhone 5s did Apple sell since pre-orders began in the wee hours of Friday?
We don't have a number, but the company now says it was off the charts.
"Preorders for iPhone 5 have been incredible," an Apple spokeswoman told AllThingsD. "We've been completely blown away by the customer response."
New preorders for the device began being pushed back earlier today. Apple was the first to do so, exhausting its initial supply of launch day deliveries within the first hour of going on sale. The carriers, including AT&T and … Read more
This retailer was added to the list of places earlier today where the long-awaited device can be preordered, according to Bloomberg. This is the first time that iPhone preorders have been offered through Wal-Mart.
According to Wal-Mart spokesperson Sarah Spencer, the smartphone can be ordered starting at 8 a.m. local time tomorrow in U.S. stores, Bloomberg reports. What's more, Wal-Mart will be offering discounts on the device. With … Read more
The report, filed by Rene Ritchie at iMore, states that Apple will begin its U.S. preorders on September 12 while international orders should begin the first week of October, likely October 5.
Shipments from preordered iPhones should reach customers about nine days later, according to the report. In years past, many customers who preorder their iPhones have received them a day or two earlier than the scheduled release date.
Ritchie writes that iMore's sources for this story have reported accurate information in the past, though no official word from Apple has been released.
Despite a plethora of rumors … Read more