Apple iPhone 5 available now, stock shortages everywhere

Today, September 21, is the day when Apple’s brand new iPhone 5 became available in 9 countries around the world: US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

As always when a new iPhone is launched, people have formed queues in front of Apple retail stores.

Reuters reports that 600 people waited for the iPhone 5 in Sidney, Australia, and 1,300 people gathered in front of Apple’s Regent Street store in London. In the US, at the Fifth Avenue store in New York, about 800 Apple fans waited this morning to get their hands on a new iPhone.

Those who want to buy the handset online will have trouble getting one right away. Apple UK’s online store says your iPhone 5 will be dispatched in 3-4 weeks if you order it today. In the US, things are exactly the same, regardless if you want to get the iPhone on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint. And nothing’s different if you visit Apple’s online stores in any other country where the iPhone 5 became available today.

Starting September 28, the iPhone 5 will go on sale in other 22 countries. Apple plans to offer the new smartphone in more than 100 countries by the end of the year.

The iPhone 5 runs iOS 6, and features a 4 inch display with 1136 x 640 pixels, LTE (carrier dependent), A6 processor, 8MP rear camera, 1.2MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, and a 7.6mm case made out of aluminum and glass.

Author: Florin

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  • Eloren9922

    There were no lines at the ATT store in Natchez, Miss. Phones were immediately available.

  • paxmos

    I did not see a line at our local Apple store nor ATT which I had gone to, to return my iPhone 5 that I had pre-ordered. I sometimes wonder if all these “shortage” headlines are just hypes