We just checked Apple’s online store pre-order pages for iPhone 5c which began accepting pre-orders at 12:01am PDT/3:01am EDT today.
iPhone 5c units, in all five colors (blue, green, pink, yellow, white) and in either size (16GB or 32GB) that Apple offers, are still available for pre-order with guaranteed September 20th delivery.
So, is this an early sign of a flop for Apple’s repackaged, polycarbonate-clad iPhone 5 or did Apple just finally make enough of them to satisfy demand this time?
Apple’s top brass are either sweating bullets right now or they can’t stop smiling.
We’ll know the answer this Monday if a press release touting how many sold in the first weekend appears or not.
Apple’s iPhone 5c pre-order site here.
MacDailyNews Take: As these are essentially iPhone 5 units in a new candy shell, Apple likely amassed these by the boatload – especially since they went on pre-order not just in the US, but also in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK.
Also, this isn’t the iPhone for which early adopters will be lining up. That will be the new iPhone 5s when sales start on September 20th at 12:01am PDT online, 8am local at Apple Retail Stores.
iPhone 5s supply to be severely constrained; sales start at 12:01am PDT online, 8am local at Apple Retail Stores – September 13, 2013
Why would anyone buy an iPhone 5c instead of an iPhone 5s? – September 10, 2013