The iPhone 5s launch is turning out to a game of cat and mouse trying to locate the model of your choice either from Apple Stores or carriers, like TELUS indicating to us earlier of high demand for the new model.
Rogers has issued the following email statement to us regarding today’s launch, saying limited stock from Apple has caused more demand than available supply:
There’s no doubt, Apple fans are rallying for the new iPhone devices but due to limited 5s inventory provided by Apple, demand is overwhelming availability. It’s clear from rapidly increasing reservations numbers of 5s that customers are anxious to get the new device. We’re encouraging customers who can’t get their hands on a device today to reserve online at rogers.com/reserve and a device will be shipped to a store of their choice.
Also, some users (thanks Vincent) have reported Rogers/Fido systems have been experiencing intermittent outages since this morning as some are unable to activate their SIM cards. Most likely the issues are related to system strain due to people upgrading or starting new iPhone 5s plans.
Rogers and Fido device reservations went live this morning. Were you able to reserve or buy a Rogers/Fido iPhone 5s today?