The iPhone 5 became available for pre-order on Friday, and appeared to sell out within an hour, causing Apple to be “completely blown away”.

AllThingsD reports that Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris said: “Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 have been incredible. We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response.”

Less than an hour after the pre-orders for the iPhone 5 began, customers reported arrival estimates of two weeks, leaving many feeling disappointed.

However, it looks like things could be looking up for some, as Apple Insider reports that a reader has received a note from Apple informing them that their initial two-week shipping estimate has been revised, and that the iPhone 5 will now arrive on Friday.

“We have some good news concerning your recent iPhone 5 purchase,” Apple’s email reads. “We expect it to be delivered to you on the first day of iPhone 5 availability – Friday September 21. The delivery date we previously sent you was not accurate.”

If you didn’t manage to pre-order and iPhone 5, there’s always the option of queuing up on Friday to get your hands on one from an Apple Store. Don’t expect to be first in line, though, as queues have already begun forming outside Apple Stores in London and New York.

For more information about how to buy an iPhone 5, check out our UK price guide.

Of course, once you finally do own an iPhone 5, you’ll need to kit it out with accessories too. Here’s our iPhone 5 cases round-up.

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Some iPhone 5’s already shipping