10-22-2012 10:44:51 AM
9/27 16gb black ordered/processed 5:10pm in at&t store, still on backorder. So sad, not sure if I'm going to get this by my 21st business day which will be 10/25, today is my 18th business day. Good luck to you all and can't wait to see some movement!
10-22-2012 10:48:08 AM
RCB1 what time did you order? I ordered the same as you and just was wondering how far along there into placing the orders from 9/27. Thanks and so excited for you, I can't wait for mine to come off BO.
10-22-2012 10:53:45 AM
Well I have my protective covers and my otterbox is on its way. Now the 32gig black i5 I ordered on Oct.1 needs to come off back order. And just to blow off steam, I loath ATT customer service. I feel like they would say anything to get you off the phone. My order date would have been Sept.24 if I didn't have my phone order canceled 5 times before deciding to order straight from Apple. I also called and spoke to ATT 5 times. It would take a while for me to describe all the bogus stories I got from them and the fantasitic things they would do for me that never happened. Really a 30% discount was the only fantasic part but still it never happened.
10-22-2012 10:55:58 AM - edited 10-22-2012 10:58:56 AM
10-22-2012 10:57:23 AM
interesting article about the iphone 5. probably PART of the reason for slow deliveries. makes sense though
10-22-2012 10:58:22 AM
Go here to see the backorder info. Its more accurate than the order status in your account summary.
10-22-2012 11:01:19 AM
10-22-2012 11:04:12 AM
You would think apple would have the processed down pat after how many new iphone releases. Seems a little fishy. I know there are other outstanding circumstances, but you think they would be more prepared and have enough supply to meet demand anyway. I could be totally wrong, but I'm just blowing off some steam. Good luck to everyone!
10-22-2012 11:20:15 AM
i really hope i can receive my iphone 5 before oct 26.. ill be away for vacation.. wont be home between oct26-nov1.
pre-ordered sep 21. att made a mistake on delivery address(was supposed to received sep 28)- had to go back to ATT and re-ordered sep 28. got $50 credit for the mistake. as of now, still back ordered..
10-22-2012 11:31:41 AM - edited 10-22-2012 11:32:48 AM
I feel for you xtian8 I am also leaving for vacation on the 26th. I ordered on the 9/27 so I really hope to get mine before I leave or I will also be very disappointed. Good luck to both of us, hope something happens soon, waiting is so unnerving especially when you see people with the same order date as you with shipping info and your still on BO. I'm happy for everyone that has come off BO. Thank you everyone for updating me it helps to know that we are all in the same boat. At&t did one thing right by giving us these threads to communicate to each other with, I get more accurate info from all of you then at&t. Thank you all.
10-22-2012 11:58:17 AM
AT&T missed a golden opportunity with this forum. With all the time we are all spending on this site sharing our collective Iphone wait journey, AT&T could have provided some sidebar entertainment, or list coupons for various Iphone 5 accessories, or keep us posted with the latest news of what's happening in the real world.
Once my phone comes I will mess all of you, my new friends in the "where's my phone" world..... but I will be too busy dazzled by the faster speed and bigger screen to think much of you. The good news for all of you is that it appears the wait for our phones could in fact be endless, and so we have plenty of time to hang out together.
I am sure my 32g black Iphone 5 that I ordered on 9/25 and was promised in 10 days to 2 weeks from my order date is out there somewhere.....please come home little phone!!!
In the meantime, hey friends! Hey AT&T, any coupons or discounts on Iphone 5 accessories to ease the pain if the wait???? Didn't think so.... it was worth a try.
the forum is primarily peer to peer. Not sure why you feel you deserve coupons or discounts becasue you ordered a popular item that has been plagued by work slow downs, work stoppages, QA problems with phones coming out of the factory with cosmetic damage, Data usage issues, shortages of screens from the suppier and problems with the camera. You think these just might be a reason that there is a shortage of the device from Apple?
Ordered 5 corporate 64gb Iphone 5 for the employees that utilize verizon - target ship date is 11/21/2012, placed an order for a mustang shelby for personal use in September of this year, scheduled to get in around july of next year
Supply and demand is the rule - the supply is constrained becasue of Apple specific issues, while the demand is still there. Not sure where yu got the promise of 10 to 14 days, all I have seen is 14 to 21 work days that has been banded over the net and is verifiable
Dude, it is human nature to complain about something that you want really really bad but can't have. Why do you have to be so logical (like the guy above me said) about all this. We just want to vent! Just let us vent. That is why there are over 2400 posts on this topic of people venting and waiting and wondering why, oh why, are we not getting our phones. We all know that it is this issue and that issue and supply and demand, yadda yadda yadda. The world will return to a normal place once people have their phones in their hand.
Not all of this is the blame of Apple. There are some customer service issues. I called AT&T to ask why I was charged for the phone before it was shipped and I was told the phone was shipped. Even when I told the girl that the order check said otherwise, she insisted that it had been shipped, thats why they charged me for the phone. Well, I still have no delivery and the order check still says on back order. I don't think customer service is being honest with customers when they call.
Obviously someone missed the whiole point of my initial post, which was to bring a little humor to our wait. AT&T could sell us extra stuff at a discount, or provide some interesting entertainment or trivia, they could have a random system that once an hour moves someone to the top of the list.
Additionally, I also have part of my staff on AT&T and another group on Verizon. One of my staff walked into Radio Shack and walked out with a phone. Our Verizon phones did in fact ship within 4 days of order. You see, facts are our friends.
By the way, happy for you on the Shelby order. My hope for you is that your Shelby order doesn't end up like my Iphone order.... that it will now take at least twice as long as what was initally promised with no communciation from the company and no clear timeframe of when it will ship. However I am sure that you will be patient and happy looking at the picture of your Shelby.
For the rest of us, some snacks or refreshments might be nice as we wait. We might as well have some fun!!
10-22-2012 12:03:07 PM
Would love to hear about the first 9/28 black 16gb iPhone come off of back order. please keep us informed!
I would love for the first to be me!
10-22-2012 12:06:38 PM - edited 10-22-2012 12:11:05 PM
same thing here TOPGUN808! all ups says is sorry for the delay and that they don't know why the package has been delayed .. FML
UPS has delayed my iphone too!
|DFW Airport, TX, United States||10/21/2012||6:01 P.M.||Arrival Scan|
|Fort Worth, TX, United States||10/21/2012||3:28 P.M.||Departure Scan|
|DFW Airport, TX, United States||10/20/2012||5:08 P.M.||Arrival Scan|
|Fort Worth, TX, United States||10/20/2012||4:18 P.M.||Departure Scan|
|10/20/2012||9:31 A.M.||Origin Scan|
|United States||10/22/2012||8:46 P.M.||Order Processed: Ready for UPS|
10-22-2012 12:07:27 PM - edited 10-22-2012 12:10:40 PM
@kkisses same thing happened to me, i believe what happened is.... AT&T just had their site down for maintenance... prior to the maintenance all our orders said "Processing" even though the true status was "Backorder". My order was "processing" when checking it online but when I would call the phone number for a status update it would say the phone was on backorder. Now since the update, our orders now reflect the "Backorder" status which reflects the true status of the phone. This link provides a better breakdown of the order status
10-22-2012 12:32:03 PM - edited 10-22-2012 12:35:15 PM
wingrider01, why do you want to rain on everyone's parade by bringing rational logic to an iphone discussion?
truth hurts doesn;t it. Like I said have a eta of 11/21 on the ones I ordered for my business from verizon, sprints orders are a tad bit better 11/18
Owning and running a successful business for 30+ years requires logic and a good business sense to keep both myself and my employees gainfully employed especially in todays economy
10-22-2012 01:15:13 PM
10-22-2012 01:18:16 PM
10-22-2012 01:25:50 PM
My iPhone 5 was shipped 10/22 from Dallas and is scheduled for UPS delivery on October 24th. Since you ordered yours on the same day as me, dependent on your location, I predict that you should receive yours no later than October 25th.
10-22-2012 01:56:11 PM
10-22-2012 02:10:29 PM
YESSS! 16GIG white ordered on 9/25 has shipped today! Getting here wednesday.
Im so exited! I hope this is good news for the otheres waiting! Closer&closer each day:]