Apple’s iPhone 4 ship times slip ahead of anticipated iPhone 5 launch

“All new iPhone 4 orders in the U.S. now take one to three business days to ship through Apple, a sign that the company is running low on inventory ahead of introducing its fifth-generation model,” AppleInsider reports.

“Previously, orders of the iPhone 4 for both AT&T and Verizon shipped within 24 hours,” AppleInsider reports. “hat fast turnaround applied to both black and white models, in capacities of 16GB and 32GB on both carriers.”

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AppleInsider reports, “Lengthening shipping times are often an indication that Apple is running low on inventory ahead of a product refresh. For example, in February MacBook Pro shipments slipped to three to five days immediately before new models were introduced.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Andrew W.” for the heads up.]


  1. All of the ship times have slipped on Apple’s site as of right now, so I don’t think it’s any indication of new products coming. Even the iPad 2 went from 24 hours to 2-3 weeks just overnight. Something else is going on.

  2. Pretty much off the subject, but I’m using the MDN App for iPad and when I click on any link there isn’t a back button to return to the main story. Am I missing it somewhere or do I just have to click on the story in the column again in the “drop down” menu?

  3. I’m a little surprised people are still ordering iPhone 4’s at all when iPhone 5’s are just around the corner. I guess some people don’t get the memo’s. Or maybe their lives aren’t driven by having the latest and greatest.

    1. There’s a healthy percentage of phone buyers who purchase hardware when they actually need it.

      Only geeks and nerds do the “Star Wars Campout” for their toys. That being said, I’m a nerd and holding out for the next update.

      Judging by your statement, your brain is hardwired to geek mode, you nerd.

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