“We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the
charts,” an Apple spokeswoman told Reuters.
“We’re working hard to get this revolutionary new product into the
hands of every customer who wants one, as quickly as possible.”
I was up to order when it went live last night. My wife’s order went through with a delivery date of “November 17-24” after about 10 minutes of force-quitting/relaunching the iOS Apple Store app; my order went through a few minutes later, with delivery slipping to “December 5-11”.
Even today, though, orders are still only 5-6 weeks out. I was worried supply would be so tight that they’d be into January by now.
★ Friday, 27 October 2017