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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 Shipping Estimates Continue to Improve




Just last week, iPhone shipping estimates in Apple's online stores dropped to a week, and in some markets, shipping times have now dropped even further.

Online stores in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand are now showing shipping times of 2 to 4 business days, which suggests that Apple's supplies are beginning to match demand as the holidays approach. These are the shortest shipping times that the website has seen since the original launch of the device on September 21.

Though online stores in North America, Europe, and elsewhere are still listing shipping times of one week, those estimates should also drop as more inventory becomes available.

Apple today also announced that it is planning to bring the iPhone 5 to over 50 new countries beginning on December 7.

Update 1:44 PM: The new 2-4 business day estimates have now spread to Apple's North American online stores.

Article Link: iPhone 5 Shipping Estimates Continue to Improve
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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I thought the iPhone 5 was impossible to make and they will never arrive in a timely manner. Or is the Internet wrong?
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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I thought the iPhone 5 was impossible to make and they will never arrive in a timely manner. Or is the Internet wrong?
It is simultaneously right and wrong. This is Schrödinger's Internet.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:04 PM   #4
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Are they all shipping via UPS? USP is slow compared to FedEx. Ordered an iPad mini and iPhone 5 at the same time. iPad ships via FedEx, iPhone via UPS. Initially the iPad was supposed to arrive later but now it's set to arrive earlier.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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Are they all shipping via UPS? USP is slow compared to FedEx. Ordered an iPad mini and iPhone 5 at the same time. iPad ships via FedEx, iPhone via UPS. Initially the iPad was supposed to arrive later but now it's set to arrive earlier.
"What can brown do you for?" is more than a motto. It seems to intimate just how crappy UPS is....
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:15 PM   #6
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Are they all shipping via UPS? USP is slow compared to FedEx. Ordered an iPad mini and iPhone 5 at the same time. iPad ships via FedEx, iPhone via UPS. Initially the iPad was supposed to arrive later but now it's set to arrive earlier.
This entirely depends on where it's coming from and going to. I've found the exact opposite of what you have, and UPS has never lobbed any of my packages up the stairs to my door.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:40 PM   #7
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"What can brown do you for?" is more than a motto. It seems to intimate just how crappy UPS is....
You mean "What can Brown do for you?"

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This entirely depends on where it's coming from and going to. I've found the exact opposite of what you have, and UPS has never lobbed any of my packages up the stairs to my door.
Interesting. Mine is shipping from China to Canada. Things shipping to Canada always like to take a scenic route Right now the iPhone's in Korea.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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It is now 2-4 days in the US as well...
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 02:50 PM   #9
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Interesting. Mine is shipping from China to Canada. Things shipping to Canada always like to take a scenic route Right now the iPhone's in Korea.
When I ordered my MBP, Fedex got to my front gate, called to be let in, I then told them to just leave it at the front office (which they do anyway if you aren't home and do manage to get past the gate). One hour later I find out the driver decided to take it back the the Fedex center 45 minutes from my home and I was told I could wait three days until Monday to pick it up, or drive there.

So, among other issues... They have kind of a black mark in my book. As I said before though, it depends on where you are and who you are dealing with, but I've seen this guy around here before so I know if I use them, he is likely to be the one handling the package.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 03:59 PM   #10
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Wait for the Dec numbers.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:12 PM   #11
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For what it's worth, the Apple stores in my area (Dallas, TX) seem to have iPhone 5's in stock. I was able to get one on Saturday, in and out of the store in about half an hour. Easy peasy.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:27 PM   #12
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Finally! =)
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:39 PM   #13
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Finally! =)
Don't count on 2-4 days with the holidays and 50 more countries getting the iphone5 be safe get it while the supply lasts if you want it for the holidays
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 04:43 PM   #14
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MacRumors, looks like you forgot to close a <strong> or <b> bolding tag which is pouring bold text to the rest of your page after this post.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 05:44 PM   #15
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Are they all shipping via UPS? USP is slow compared to FedEx. Ordered an iPad mini and iPhone 5 at the same time. iPad ships via FedEx, iPhone via UPS. Initially the iPad was supposed to arrive later but now it's set to arrive earlier.
Even FedEx can deliver on different days depending on wich service Apple picks for delivery.

You are thinking of "FedEx Express" which is higher priced and delivers faster.

There is also the cheaper "FedEx Ground" and "FedEx Home" which have longer delivery times.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 06:11 PM   #16
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I wouldn't take too much notice of the "ships in" dates on the New Zealand store. Whenever it ships out of China, it takes a day to get to TNT's depot in New Zealand, and then a further week to deliver it from there to you. Perhaps longer, as I only live 25km from the TNT depot. Four deliveries in a row like this... please stop using TNT, Apple!!
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Close that <b> tag Juli, the whole page is in bold now!
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 08:37 PM   #19
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I ordered one on Saturday. It's showing December 18 delivery date, although I just checked and the status has changed to "Preparing for Shipment", so maybe it will be sooner than that. It's for a Christmas gift, so I should have it in plenty of time.

Edit: Phone shipped this morning, now expected to arrive December 10.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 10:05 AM   #20
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iPhone 5 shipment

Same as me. Estimate was 12/18 but it was shipped yesterday and ETA is 12/11.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:13 AM   #21
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Bought one in the UK on 23rd Nov, with a 2 week estimate at the time. Arrived on 1st Dec, 8 days later. It almost arrived before the email telling me it had shipped!
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 03:50 AM   #22
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My local Apple store has had iPhone 5's in stock for over a month since demand is down. The demand has abated even though that would be universally denied in pro Apple circles.
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