Apple, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon began selling the new iPhone 5 at 3 a.m. EST Friday morning and sales appear to have been brisk.
All four online stores experienced delays, though Apple’s Apple Store App appeared to work for many customers. About an hour into the pre-order process, Apple’s online store had pushed back delivery to two weeks, meaning those who preordered would get the phone after the Friday, Sept. 21 launch date.
As of 11:29 a.m. EST Apple was still showing two week shipping estimates on pre-orders of iPhone 5, likely meaning it had sold out of its allotment of initial devices. Apple originally promised to deliver pre-orders by Friday, Sept. 21, when the phone is available in stores.
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint still appeared to have stock of the device for shipment by the 21st.
Apple stores will open at 8 a.m. Sept. 21 to handle in store sales.
Update (12:46 p.m.): Verizon deliveries have been pushed back to Sept. 26