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.
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.