1. KJD209's Avatar
    My VZW order appears to be following the same exact steps that my iPhone 5 preorder followed a year ago. I don't believe that any of the carriers had the phones in stock for online ordering. They appear to be coming from a second shipment or directly from the manufacturer's hub. That is why none were shipped on 9/20. So Apple gets its opening day on 9/20 and the carriers and Apple deliver the "Day One" online orders sometime during the next business week.
    09-23-2013 11:59 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You could very well be right...
    09-23-2013 02:03 PM
  3. zachpenguin's Avatar
    Well the page to check order status even says Pre-order across the top. I just hope mine ships tonight because I want it....
    09-23-2013 03:23 PM
  4. NoleScream's Avatar
    My VZW order appears to be following the same exact steps that my iPhone 5 preorder followed a year ago. I don't believe that any of the carriers had the phones in stock for online ordering. They appear to be coming from a second shipment or directly from the manufacturer's hub. That is why none were shipped on 9/20. So Apple gets its opening day on 9/20 and the carriers and Apple deliver the "Day One" online orders sometime during the next business week.
    The email said "Preorder Confirmation" so yes, that's how they handled it.

    My guess is that they have the stock, but do not want their websites crashed during heavy traffic times like the iPhone 5s launch. So, they handle it like a preorder and then run the orders through the system at an amount it can handle. It basically gives VZW a way of keeping the site moving is my guess.
    09-23-2013 04:10 PM
  5. prophecyc2's Avatar
    My order has updated on VZW website to say "tracking: will ship 9/24" instead of "expected to ship" which is good news...
    09-23-2013 06:53 PM

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