It's official: Apple's
Demand for the iPhone 5 was more than Apple was ready for, forcing deliveries of some pre-orders into next month. AT&T and competitors Verizon and Sprint all recorded delays in iPhone shipping. AT&T reported that the product would be available in stores Friday. It didn't say how many were sold..
Analysts forecast between 6 million and 10 million iPhones to sell in the first week of orders; 49 million units are expected to sell in the fourth quarter. A PopSci roundup shows lofty estimates covering a grand total of 250 million iPhone 5 sales during the product's lifetime adding up to $144 billion in total revenues.