iPhone 5S and 5C launch day reports

The pic above is from the Apple store in Leawood KS.  

 

 9:00 AM CT

 I have my Space Grey 5s 64 gb iPhone.  It was not my first or second choice - but it was my third.  

 

Based on the feed back below - that seems to be many peoples feelings - at least the ones of us lucky enough to get an iPhone 5S today.  Right now based on the initial feedback it seems today's launch went very very poorly.  You don't want people waiting in line for 3, 4, 10 or more hours walking away with out their first choice.  

 

Leawood KS - Apple Store -  No Gold 5S, Limited stock of Silver 5S and none at 64 GB, No Sprint iPhones.

Orlando - AT&T - Only Space Grey 5S

Glendale WI - Apple Store - No Gold 5S

Springfield MO - AT&T - only Space Grey 5S 64GB

Minneapolis MN - Apple Store - Only Space Grey 5S

Palisades Mall NY - Apple Store - Only Space Grey 5S - 16/32 GB only

Clifton NJ - AT&T - Only Space Grey 5S

Paris France - Bouygues Telecom - Only Space Grey 5S

Michigan - Apple Store - No Verizon 5S - just 2 Gold 5S over all 

Saddle Creek - Apple Store - Only Space Grey 5S

 

 

3:53 AM CT

Reports from thos that ordered on line were 1. There was no pick up option - so you need to be in line if you want to get an iPhone 5S today.  and 2. Those that their orders did not go through until 30 minutes or more after orders started are reporting October 10th delivery dates.  

 

2:00 AM CT 

I arived in line at 1:30 AM - I was 26th in line.

 

Apple employees already warned the line there will be very limited stock of the iPhone 5S - especially the Gold version.

 

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Comments[6]

  • I lucked out. I walked by the line at Apple store in Wellington, FL, decided to stand in the line. Two hours later I had exactly what I wanted. iPhone 5S, 32 GB, Silver. Got $204 trade in on my 4S, $200 prorated AT&T not eligible for upgrade yet. Net was $345, and I didn't have to wait Until March, 2014. Great deal!!

    posted by: Barbara Eberly on 2013-09-24 20:51:34

  • I got to the Avon, Indiana AT&T store at about 7:35 AM ET. Walked out with a no contract 64GB Space Grey 5S at about 8:45 AM ET. It is a little store and I consider it to be an inside secret! The two times I was there was way faster than the two times I made the mistake of going to the Keystone Apple store in Indianapolis. There was no other colors for the 5S besides Space Grey. They were calling the Space Grey black but of course it wasn't the black model. It was also my last choice for color for the 5s but, I plan on sticking it in a Mophie Juicee pack anyway.. They were really pushing the AT&T "Next" plan which I just can't see by any stretch of the imagination to be a good deal. In two months when my original contract is expires I plan on dumping AT&T for either a prepaid Net10 or Straight Talk or try out T-Mobile for a month or two. Considering the historically solid resale value of the iPhone, I have sent at least seven of them to Germany, I consider the AT&T "Next" plan to be borderline premeditated theft. On a different note, Rob I started listening to your podcast before the iPhone actually came out. I consider it to be the best information bar none and completely free of "link bait" on everything IOS. Keep up the good work!

    posted by: Jeff Merrow on 2013-09-22 22:11:37

  • I was able to pick up a 32GB 5s space gray at our local AT&T store (Hickory, NC). I was the 23rd person in line at opening, and found out by the AT&T Rep that their store received 35 space gray 5s in total - 16, 32, & 64 combined.

    posted by: velorandy on 2013-09-22 15:04:31

  • Awoke 2:59 am EDT. Online Apple Store opens at 3:02 am. Placed order for gold 32GB 5S, AppleCare, Brown leather case, extra cable and cradle. Order approved within one minute. Case and accessories Shipped. 5S delivery Sept 29 - Oct 2. Got first choice. Not bad at all. Went smoothly. Was back in bed by 3:15 am.

    posted by: Eric Moody on 2013-09-22 14:06:43

  • I was able to order via Apple Store. Space Gray 16 MB ATT with arrival Sept 27-Oct 1st. Paid for quicker delivery. Would have been nice to order and pick-up, but this will be fine. Upgrading from iPhone 4 so I've been able to wait this long - a little longer won't kill me. It will give me a chance to learn iOS 7.

    posted by: Stacey on 2013-09-20 19:01:00

  • Got mine ordered, the website Apple store worked fine this year.

    posted by: Thomas on 2013-09-20 07:37:48

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