iPhone 5 pre-orders began yesterday and within hours, the initial shipment sold out. Shipping estimates have now slipped to 2-3 weeks by this afternoon.
Now, The Loop has received a statement from an Apple spokesperson that said the company was “blown away” by the response to the iPhone 5.
“Pre-orders for iPhone 5 have been incredible,” said Apple spokeswoman, Natalie Kerris. “We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response.”
The iPhone 5 goes on sale Friday, September 21, 2012 for $199 and $299 in 16GB and 32GB models. A 64GB model is also available for $399.