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Apple already delaying new iPhone 4 orders to July 14

updated 03:05 pm EDT, Wed June 16, 2010

Apple pushes back iPhone online orders two weeks

Apple this afternoon set back new iPhone 4 shipments a second time with a simple date change at its online store. New orders for the iPhone 4 in either capacity now aren't due to ship until July 14, or almost three weeks from launch day. It had already pushed back orders to July 2 in an overnight update.

The delay is unprecedented for Apple and mirrors its revelation earlier today that it had reached 600,000 pre-orders. Shortages have been common in the past three years of iPhone availability, but these have usually followed only in the weeks after the launch rather than before. Pre-orders weren't an option until the iPhone 3GS but were still considerably lower.

Its delays contrast sharply with other devices lately. The Droid Incredible started seeing delays by its official release, but these were sparked mostly by delays in getting supplies of the 3.7-inch AMOLED screens to make the Verizon phone. Sprint claimed breakthrough demand and shortages for the Evo 4G, but it's now known to have shipped only about 66,400 phones to its self-run stores on launch weekend.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    +1

    not right

    Its delays contrast sharply with other devices lately. The Droid Incredible started seeing delays by its official release, but these were sparked mostly by delays in getting supplies of the 3.7-inch AMOLED screens to make the Verizon phone.

    How is this in contrast? You don't explain or even speculate as to the reason for the delay of the iPhones. Is it a supply issue? Manufacturing issues? Component issues? If Apple can't produce enough, maybe they're also having delays in getting certain supplies.

    Sprint claimed breakthrough demand and shortages for the Evo 4G, but it's now known to have shipped only about 66,400 phones to its self-run stores on launch weekend.

    How is this different, since you don't even know how many phones Apple plans to have shipped to it's stores for the release?

  1. ethical_paul

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2002

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    Bad reporting

    > Apple pushes back iPhone online orders two weeks

    The ship dates haven't been "pushed back".

    A push back would be if I ordered a phone on day one, they originally told me I'd receive it on June 24th, but then at some point they PUSH BACK the date to July 15th for example.

    You sort of got it right in the article text, but you seem to like to make the story seem more sensational to get people who already ordered to click on your story to see if their ship date has been pushed back.

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