09-20-2013 6:33 AM
Ordered mine around 7 am this morn, I hadnt even a clue I was eligible for an upgrade until I went in to pay my bill this morning. Decided it was time to graduate to a 32gb over my 16gb. I am always running out of space so it made the most sense. I believe I cna sell my 5 for 250-300$ so its a wash regardless. Early email said 7-14 days but its not confirmed yet and Ive read alot of folks saying they got an email saying it could be a month. We will see I guess, no hurry here!
11-12-2013 7:31 AM
Expected Shipping Date 11/1/2013 - 11/21/2013 Ordered through ATT Web site Premire Order on September 24. Its in FEDEXs hands and will be delivered tomorrow.
11-12-2013 8:02 AM
11-12-2013 8:10 AM
For those of you that ordered in Sep and still have no update, it's almost worth canceling and reodering. It's AWFUL and I'm guessing the reason that there is no consistency concerning when you ordered vs when you get it, is less about where or how you ordered but perhaps where you live? Perhaps there are multiple distribution centers in the country?? Not sure about that but what I do know is that it appears that people who are ordering now have a very reasonable and normal shipping time. UNFAIR!!! The only reason that I won't switch is because 1. people at Verizon seem to be going through the same thing. I think it was more Apple than the cell phone companies initially 2. No other carrier allows internet use while you're on the phone unless you're connected to wifi and that's a biggie for me 3. I can use my phone with ease when I travel abroad... another biggie for me. Aside from that I can understand switching. The other option is always canceling and reordering. It seems that people have had better luck with that.
11-12-2013 8:19 AM
11-12-2013 8:33 AM
It seems to be a trend with the AT&T Next orders too. For whatever reason they seem to take a lot longer to ship, according to this thread. But as I've said before, if someone is not ordering through AT&T Next, it's worth it just to cancel the order and track one down in store or order from Apple. No way would I be waiting this long (30+ days) for it, unless I just wanted to do the Next program and didn't have a choice but to go through AT&T.
@rarebeauty I tend to agree with your observation. I ordered via ATT next on 9/23 and I'm still sitting in "preparing to ship" limbo. I would've ordered through Apple but you cannot do the next program through them; only ATT. I'm going on 50 (calendar) days now...36 business days. Ridiculous.
11-12-2013 8:52 AM
11-12-2013 2:06 PM
11-12-2013 4:18 PM - edited 11-12-2013 10:27 PM
Yes mine finally shipped!
Ordered on 9/25 and expected to be here tomorrow so if it actually comes by tomorrow, I would have waited exactly 7 weeks(35 business days) since I placed my order.
yesterday I saw that AT&T charged my account for the phone and I checked my order status today and said shipped
11-13-2013 2:18 PM
Well got it and love. ( but sorta wondering why we wanted a gold one when first thing we'll slap a case on it that covers all the gold part). Couple of things, remember a 5 case will not work, on the 5 s the earphone jack has been moved to the bottom. And to activate it you do not have to full writing all the sim idma numbers down. Just call the 1 800 number and select option 1.
11-13-2013 2:54 PM - edited 11-13-2013 2:55 PM
@tcc8372, iPhone 5 cases do work with the 5s because the headphone jack is in the same spot. They are also the same size. The only cases people might run into a problem with are the Otterbox Defender cases made for the iPhone 5 since the home button is covered. But they have now made a Defender case specifically for the 5s with the home button cut out.
11-13-2013 10:51 PM
Got mine shipped finally ordered 9/25/13...
Shipped 11/12/13 maybe delivering 11/15 or 11/14 departed USPS Sorting Facility