IPhone 5 pre-orders sell out; Apple shares hit new high
The first batch of iPhone 5 smartphones has already sold out on Apple’s website, and that’s helping the company stock price reach new heights.
The Cupertino-based company’s website is saying the iPhone 5 will now take two weeks to ship. That means people who didn’t snatch up an iPhone from Apple when it started pre-orders at 12:01 a.m. will have to wait until at least Sept. 28 to receive their device, if they buy it from Apple.com.
However, Apple’s network partners -- AT&T;, Verizon and Sprint -- are saying they’ll ship pre-orders by the phone’s listed launch date of Sept. 21.
Consumers can also show up at Apple retail stores as well as other companies’ stores on Sept. 21 to lock down an iPhone 5.
But the quick jump in sales, which once again caused the Apple.com website to go down at some points, pushed up the company’s stock price to a record.
At 8 a.m. PDT Friday, Apple shares were trading at about $695, up $11.
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