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Consumers dismiss Apple Maps uproar; plan to buy iPhone 5 in record numbers

Gregg Keizer | Oct. 15, 2012
The brouhaha over Apple replacing Google Maps in iOS 6 with its own mapping technology has not changed customers' minds about the iPhon 5e, according to a ChangeWave Research survey.

The iPhone 5 continues to be in short supply, with shipping delays in the U.S. still at the three-to-four-week range, according to Apple's e-store. That range hasn't budged since shortly after Apple started selling the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21.

While some contend that the problem is greater-than-expected demand and others argue that Apple's production has not kept pace, the iPhone 5's current shipping delay is at least double that of the iPhone 4S at the same point in its timeline.

About three weeks after the iPhone 4S's debut, Apple was telling customers at its online store that orders would ship in one to two weeks.

Survey shows consumers are much less concerned about Apple Maps kerfuffle than 2010's 'Antennagate.' (Image: ChangeWave Research.)

 

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