The iPhone 5’s long and winding journey to the hands and pockets of pre-order customers has begun in earnest, reports suggest.
Readers of 9to5Mac who got in good and early with their orders claim they have received notification from parcel handlers UPS that their handsets have shipped from the ZhengZhou region of China. Of course, whether that means the phones will be with their owners on the official street date of the 21st is another matter. But it’s definitely looking good.
Unveiled earlier this week, pent-up demand for the iPhone 5 teamed with display manufacturing problems at a key supplier partner has fuelled widespread predictions of severe stock shortages.
A notice on O2’s website appeared over the weekend revealing that it has already sold out of its pre-order allocation of the sixth-generation Apple smartphone.
Would-be customers eyeing a handset on the original iPhone carrier are advised to check back on the 21st.
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