iPhone 5 sales exhaust initial supply, trip up servers

Apple’s online store in France handled iPhone 5 orders with no trouble, but not all e-commerce sites handled the load so gracefully.
(Credit: Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)
The iPhone 5 hiccuped onto the market today, taking down several online stores and quickly selling out the first supply of Apple’s new smartphone.
Initial stock from Apple for release day delivery sold out in less than an hour. Those looking to purchase the phone just after 1 a.m. PT discovered new orders from Apple’s online site had estimated shipping times of “2 weeks” instead of the original “delivers by”…

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