iPod touch 5G hitting ship date

By Alan Ng - Oct 10, 2012

After all of the delays so far for Apple’s new 5th generation iPod Touch, we’re pleased to say that it now looks like Apple are ready to ship units to those that pre-ordered at the first opportunity.

If you head to the Apple Store now and try to order an iPod Touch 5G from the US store, you’ll be greeted with a rather disappointing ship date of ‘October’, with Apple unable to give a solid release date due to high demand.

However, we’ve now heard that Apple has begun to send out shipping notifications to customers who ordered one on September 14, with an updated status of ‘preparing for shipment’ and Apple starting to take money from credit card orders as well. It goes without saying though that this only applies to those that ordered straight away after Apple’s iPhone 5 event.

If you have only just ordered an iPod Touch 5G recently, then you should expect to wait a lot longer for shipments to arrive, with Apple now changing the October estimation to ‘three weeks’ in some cases. Considering that this is a regular practice for the likes of the iPhone 5 and MacBook products – iPod Touch buyers should really be used to the way Apple manages their shipments with each product release.

We are very surprised though in the sheer demand for the new 5th generation iPod Touch. The fact that it’s available in multiple colors and includes the same 4-inch display as the iPhone 5 really seems to have pushed consumers into a purchase and perhaps those who have already bought one did not expect to see the same shipping delays as we’d usually get with the new iPhone.

Did you order an iPod Touch 5G on September 14? If you did, let us know if you have now started to receive shipping dates from Apple via email.

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  • They took the money out of my account today, but the status still says processing. I’m assuming that’s going to be changing soon. Hope so.

  • trivalley

    I received my iPodtouch this afternoon 10/12/12/ at 3pm. I am in the bay area and ordered a engraved yellow. Wow, it is packaged well, took me an hour to figure out how to open. It was easy to set up and sync, Now I have a long learning curve on how to use it.

  • banksla64

    I pre-ordered the pink, engraved, from Apple on the 7th of October…just checked the delivery status and it’s saying a delivery date of Oct 24th – 26th 🙂

  • finally

    i preorder mine on the 16th and i have a shipment date – 5-7 working days (18 – 22)

  • Christina

    I ordered it from Apple on the 30th of September (yikes). I originally ordered it off Amazon as soon as I could, but then canceled it and went with Apple a few weeks later just for the engraving. It will probably be November when I get it……

  • Masta

    Mine also says it’s been shipped today and will arrive at my house Oct. 15
    living in Florida, ordered Sept,14,2012.

    Now, im getting excited <3

  • MJ

    I ordered one with engraving on Sept.15 and it is supposed to be delivered on Oct.12

  • Kait

    i ordered 2 (one for me and my brother) on the 24th, both engraved, and there still has been no change on when they will get here…

  • Same here, delivery by FedEx on Monday Oct 15th.

  • Grapes

    I get mine from Suzhou China Oct 15th by the end of the day, to UPS tracking

  • yooper

    Just received info that my ipod touch will arrive at my house on Oct. 15. Wisconsin.

    • Kait

      when did you order yours?

      • yooper

        I ordered on September 14, p.m. It is being shipped from Kunshan, China via FedEx.

  • trivalley

    I ordered a yellow, engraved ipod touch on sept 14. I just received a shipping notification for delivery oct 15.

    • WTFreakazoid

      great. i just have to wait for mine here in mexico.

  • iHorny

    I Pre-ordered my iPod Touch 5G on Sept 17
    and I surprisingly got an email from Apple.
    It reads, “We are unfortunately to say that our
    fan base freaks pre-ordered way before you.
    You are number 3,234,313 in our system.
    You will receive your iPod Touch 5G sometime
    in the end of next year.”
    I don’t know about you but my fidelity with Apple have slimmed.

  • Always waiting

    17 of September still processing. I SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN SO SLOW TO ORDER. Looks like I will be waiting a month or more to get my touch on. I went and got a new Samsung galaxy now just need my touch so I can have the best of both worlds….

  • scott b

    mine was just changed to “preparing to ship”. i ordered a silver 64gb touch w/no engraving.on sep 14th

  • I ordered mine on September 15 and mine is not preparing for shipment. I ordered a 32 gig (PRODUCT) RED engraved iPod Touch 5 g. Hope this helps :]

  • Mine is preparing for shipment and i orderd on sep 14th. I live in Singapore BTW. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • Anoynomus

    I also Order mine on the 14 with a engraving and it says that it is preparing for shipment 😀

  • Jonathan

    Ummm When Does It Come In Stores?

  • Jon

    Ordered sep 14 still processing for upstate NY

  • iNexus

    I ordered an engrave one on the 14th and Apple finally took money from my card today. It also says its being prepared for shipment.

  • Mr. Jack-Cool

    I just want to know when it will be at my house.

  • Maria

    I preordered mine on the 14th, but the order is still being processed. 🙁

  • nicky798

    I pre-ordered on the 29th still processing…..

  • I ordered my Ipod touch 5G yellow 64GB on September 14 and still processing… don’t know why though..

  • Brian Gray

    Ordered on Sept 22nd. Still processing…..

  • I ordered the moment thy let you, which was 12:00 September 14th and I was charged on the 5th of October.

  • Galatasaray_Eken

    Did we order the iPod Touch 5G on September 12? dude it was made available to pre-order on the 14th, which I did, and mine is still processing, people who got their’s engraved are on the prepared for shipment as im still waiting for mine to say prepared for shipment, and I didn’t engrave mine.

  • I ordered mine on September 15th and my card has been charged and it’s being prepared for shipment. (USA)

  • touch_iPod

    Mine was ordered on September 16 and I’m in Malaysia, with shipments coming from Apple’s regional HQ in Singapore… Apple’s call-center staff told me that we Malaysian pre-order customers will get our iPods from next week onwards… However, the Malaysian Store still shows “pending agency approval”…

  • I ordered mine of September 14th anybody else’s showing up for that date

  • Craig

    I just checked my order after reading this article. Indeed I did order it on September 14th, and Apple has changed my status to “preparing for shipment.” I haven’t received an actual shipping notification via email, but it looks like things are starting to roll. I’m pretty psyched. Without reading this article, I wouldn’t have even checked my order status!

  • Fred Josslin

    I pre-ordered mine on September, 16th. This, for the love of all humanity, better qualify for early shipping. 🙂

    • touch_iPod

      Same here… Let’s hope we do not have to wait too long before our new iGadgets are shipped!

  • Kara

    You couldn’t preorder the iPod touch 5g until Fri.Sep.14th.

    • Zach Camire

      Thats what i was thinking