"Unexpected inventory challenges from Samsung" have forced both Sprint and T-Mobile to change their release schedule for the Galaxy S4. T-Mobile's model was supposed drop today, but has been delayed untli Monday, April 29. Here is the official statement released by T-Mobile on Tuesday:
"We know customers are really looking forward to getting their new Samsung Galaxy S 4 soon. However, due to an unexpected delay with inventory deliveries, the Galaxy S 4 will not be available on www.T-Mobile.com as planned on Wednesday, April 24. Instead, online availability is expected to begin on Monday, April 29. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working with Samsung to deliver the device to T-Mobile customers as soon as possible."
Sprint had planned to launch their GS4 model on Saturday, April 27, but the same unexpected inventory shortage has forced them to delay their release as well. Unlike T-Mobile, Sprint did not announce a new release date, but promised they are working with Samsung to launch the device through all Sprint channels "as soon as possible". Here is their official statement: