iPhone 5 Shipping Estimates Already Slipping To 2-3 Weeks

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That didn't take long.
That didn't take long.

The iPhone 5 is set to become Apple’s best-selling product ever released, and so we’re hardly surprised that just an hour after the company started accepting pre-orders, shipping estimates have already slipped. For those in the United States who haven’t yet pre-ordered, you can now expect a two-week delay before your iPhone 5 is dispatched, while some territories are now being quoted “2-3 weeks.”

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New MacBook Pro Shipping Delay Slips Again, Now Dispatched In 3-4 Weeks

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Order a new MacBook Pro today and you'll be waiting until mid-July to receive it.
Order a new MacBook Pro today and you'll be waiting until mid-July to receive it.

Like all of Apple’s popular products, the MacBook Pro suffered a shipping delay soon after it went on sale on Monday. It first appeared in the Apple online store with a 5-7 day wait, but it didn’t take long before than turned into 7-10 days. On Tuesday the delay slipped again to 2-3 weeks. And this morning that situation has only gotten worse.

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New iPad Shipping Delay Drops To Just 3-5 Days In U.S.

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Order a new iPad today and get it shipped by this time next week.
Order a new iPad today and get it shipped by this time next week.

Despite steady demand since the device made its debut back in March, Apple has still been able to maintain a speedy international rollout for its latest iPad. The new device is now available in 57 countries around the world, and what’s more, its shipping delay in the U.S. has now dropped to just 3-5 days.

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Apple Cancels WWDC Orders For Developers Who Purchased More Than One Ticket

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Apple has taken drastic measure to stop WWDC ticket touts this year. Has your order been cancelled?
Apple has taken drastic measure to stop WWDC ticket touts this year. Has your order been cancelled?

Apple has emailed a number of developers who scrambled to purchase tickets for its Worldwide Developers Conference this June to tell them that their order has been cancelled. Anyone who purchased more than one $1,600 ticket on their credit card is likely to find that their order is “not eligible,” but a phone call to the Cupertino company could rectify the issue.

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This Is The Software That Chinese Scalpers Use To Buy iPhone 4Ses Right Out From Under Your Nose

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There’s a huge demand for the iPhone in China, a demand so big that Apple is continually struggling to meet it. That means there’s plenty of business for scalpers who obtain the device any way they can, just to sell it off for a huge profit in the grey and black markets.

And these scalpers are smart and tech-minded. To make the whole process of buying iPhones a lot easier, scalpers have built a special application that purchases the smartphones in bulk from the Apple online store. Even worse, it runs on Windows. Oh, the irony.

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Apple Pilot Program Will Allow You to Collect Online Orders From Your Local Retail Store

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Apple is set to launch a new pilot program that will allow customers to make orders through its online store and then collect their purchases from their local Apple store, according to a new report. The program has reportedly been given the name “Sherwood” and will cover any product available online, including custom-build computers, third-party accessories, and products which have been gift-wrapped an engraved.

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Apple Backtracks on AppleCare+ Must Be Purchased With Your iPhone Policy

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Apple’s made another good PR decision this week in regards to AppleCare+ and the policy about the requirement that you had to buy AppleCare+ at the same time as your iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 8GB model. If you are a long time Apple customer like I am you were surprised to find out that you had to buy the two together since this isn’t the norm for AppleCare. Usually you could add AppleCare to any Apple hardware product as long as it was still under the first year warranty.

The change caused a stir among Apple’s customers so the company changed the policy, but only until November 14, 2011.

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