Aug 20


The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has asked Foxconn to begin shipping new high-end and low-end iPhones in early September. According to the report Apple will release a new iPhone 5S and a lower-cost iPhone 5C that comes with a plastic back available in numerous colors. » Apple Asks Foxconn to Ship High and Low-End iPhones in Early September

Oct 06


Last month Apple introduced the fifth-generation iPod Touch and started taking pre-orders for the device, availability was set for a rather vague “October” timeframe. After multiple reports from people who pre-ordered the device, it looks like Apple is preparing to ship the first iPod Touch and iPod Nano devices. Multiple pre-order customer started noticing that their order status has been changed to “Preparing for Shipment” and one customer has reported that his credit card has also been charged. » Apple Preparing To Send Fifth-Generation iPod Touch To Customers

Sep 17


Three readers of 9to5mac reported that their iPhone 5s have shipped from the ZhengZhou region of inland China via UPS – likely from the nearby Taiyuan Foxconn factory (pictured above) in  Shanxi Province. If you would like to find out if your iPhone 5 has already been shipped “Simply fill out the track by reference form on UPS, and use your phone number associated with your Apple ID for the reference number. If that phone number does not work, keep trying any phone number that could be associated with your wireless account or the number you used to upgrade. ” Note that this only works for orders from Apple.com. » Apple Begins To Ship iPhone 5 Via UPS From ZhengZhou Region Of China

Jul 27


An report from IDC noted that phones are shipping faster than in previous years. About 406 million units shipped in Q2 2012—up from 401.8 million units in Q2 2011. Smartphone shipments also eyed a large year-over-year increase with a 42 percent gain. Samsung hit a new quarterly record after shipping 50 million phones in Q2, where as Apple shipped half as many iPhones during the same time. » Samsung Ships Twice As Many Phones As Apple In Q2

Oct 09

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A reader of 9to5mac received an notification from his iPhone 4S Sprint order that his iPhone 4S has already been shipped today. This means that Sprint has started shipping the iPhone 4S and the first people may already receive their device tomorrow. “Those in the AT&T camp are reporting that their orders are not longer listed as “backordered” and are now being processed by AT&T warehouses across the nation.” Let us know if you already received an shipping notification from you order.

Jul 26

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The iPhone 4 is finally coming to you, Apple announced in a press release that the iPhone 4 will arrive in 17 more countries this Friday. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland will receive the iPhone 4 on July 30. The press release says nothing about pre-orders and very little about the prices. Press release after the break. » iPhone 4 Arrives in 17 More Countries This Friday!