The wild session of Day One pre-orders for Apple is especially seen on the iPhone 12 Pro, with the new iPhone’s estimated delivery dates sliding around the world.
William Gallagher for AppleInsider:
The Apple Store did not start taking pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro until a few minutes after the announced 08:00 ET time. Then it seems to have been taken with more orders immediately than can be fulfilled by the earliest delivery date 23 October.
Customers in the UK report that within three to four minutes so some models and configurations delivery date slips back one and then two weeks. US customers seem to have done better, but around the world, it seems that Apple is not already able to keep up with original demand in time.
In France and Australia, the date of October 23 is no longer displayed, but instead listed as 5-7 business days. That “working days” is the key, as it means that the date may actually have gone to Monday 26.
It is still better than the situation in the UK. The iPhone 12 is now available for delivery no earlier than November 2-9.
MacDailyNews Take: The perennial mother of all iPhone superbikes has started with a bang! Did you receive your order, or are you waiting for pre-orders of iPhone 12 mini and / or iPhone 12 Pro Max at 5 PST Friday 6. November?