iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Are All Gone, Apple “Completely Blown Away” By Demand

If you were slow on the draw today, and were hoping to get your hands on an iPhone 5 pre-order, we’ve got some bad news for you: they’re all gone. Apple has completely depleted the allotment of pre-orders they put on offer, and those who missed out will likely have to wait for the second wave of product arrivals before trying to get one in stores.

Apple Was Blown Away By iPhone 5 Demand

“We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response”

When reached for contact by AllThingsD, Apple spokesperson Nat Kerris said, “We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response.” Apple is evidently pleased with the rapid sellout of their pre-orders, though it will make the coming week a challenge for them in terms of meeting demand.

Purchasers of previous Apple products should be pretty familiar with this song and dance by now. Those hoping to get an iPhone 5 while they’re still fresh will be facing all sorts of challenges in their quest for shiny new gadgetry. Undoubtedly many people will be lined up outside their nearest electronics retailer on September 21, when the iPhone 5 will launch in earnest.

Did any of you manage to get your hands on one of those pre-orders before they were all snapped up? Did anyone try to get one, only to be turned away? Tell us your iPhone 5 pre-order tales in the comments down below.

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  • Alu Zeros

    People that ignorant of not knowing that android phones been having the same stuff that’s in the new iphone for years now, and it doesn’t even offer nfc or wireless charging. Cracks me up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/NoyKedem1 Noy Kedem

    I’m amazed by the stupidity of your comment.

    To start off, NFC is useless right now since maybe only 1 in 100 stores actually supports it, so adding it to the Android doesn’t make it better, since it’s still a USELESS feature.

    Secondly, wireless charging is also useless, as you will still have to plug the “wireless” charger to power, which kinda ruins the point of wireless charging. Just because you have to place your phone on a pad and I have to connect mine doesn’t mean anything, it takes exactly the same amount of time to do it and it’s much more reliable for now.

    Next time stop and think before you post such a stupid comment.

  • JacquesMWest

    Preach it brother.

  • Ian

    Still doesn’t save the fact that 9/10 Apple are dumb enough to think that this version of the iphone is “breakthrough, revolutionary” technology when its been out for more than a year, and i think that’s what Alu is trying to say. People are lining up for this thing like its the greatest thing to ever happen in the world of technology…WAKE UP ITS BEEN AROUND!

    Sure NFC and Wireless charging aren’t being in use at this time, but when company’s begin supporting the feature, don’t you think it might be a good idea to have it?

  • Colby

    Stayed up refreshing my browser every 15 seconds for what seemed like an hour. Definitely paid off, I’ll have my phone on my doorstep this Friday.

  • Paulie

    I picked up 2, 5 min before the scheduled time with Verizon!

  • gaz b

    lets just say ios beats the android because whenever apple makes a product it not only looks professional but it feels professional unlike the galaxy s 3 which looks like a childs play toy lol

  • Yeti

    I won’t deny the Galaxy and other androids are packed with features – definitely much more than the iphone, and I have had both. However, what good are all those features if when you go to use your phone the battery is dead. I have yet to see an Android phone with a battery that will last a day with decent usage. Sure the iphone is still catching up in some ways with NFC, swype keyboard, and widgets, but after living through the good and the bad of both, I’ll be thrilled to have a black 4G A6 64GB iphone 5 and a white one for my lady next week.