It also will be available in 8 countries, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Italy and Spain.
The company's pre-order system guaranteed Friday delivery prior today, but seeing as it's already Wednesday, it stands to reason that Apple probably doesn't want to spend the money FedExing these phones to customers to make that Friday deadline. Those pesky overnight charges can really eat into your margins, you know?
Anyhow, with so much speculation about inventory and availability, Apple is denying that there are shortages of the new device. Customers still have the option to go into a store on Friday and buy the phone there. Stores open at 7am, and Dowling says there should be plenty of the new phones available at many retail outlets nationwide.
Customers who order the phones online at apple.comtoday can get an estimated delivery date when they complete their purchase.
All of this could mean lines again at Apple stores Friday. Should be interesting.
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