Shipping Estimates for New iPhone 5 Orders Begin to Improve

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    For the first time, shipping estimates for new orders of the iPhone 5 placed through Apple's online store have improved, suggesting that Apple and Foxconn may now be getting a handle on production issues and making progress toward meeting demand for the popular device.

    Shipping estimates which had been at 3-4 weeks since just a few days after pre-orders went live nearly two months ago, have now improved to 2-3 weeks. The new shipping estimates appear to be in effect for most of Apple's online stores around the world where the iPhone 5 is sold online.

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    In comparison, the iPhone 4S took roughly three months to begin coming down from its peak of 1-2 week shipping estimates, reaching supply-demand balance approximately three and a half months after the device launched. But with the iPhone 5 experiencing lengthier shipping estimates and Apple aggressively rolling out the device to over 100 countries by the end of the year, shortages may yet persist for some time.

    Article Link: Shipping Estimates for New iPhone 5 Orders Begin to Improve
     
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    Asclepio

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    i want iphone 5s, not this
     
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    Technarchy

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    Well that's good news I suppose.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Check cellular carrier website. Verizon and Sprint both have one-week delay, and AT&T actually dropped any backorder delay.
     
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    And I'm sure Wall Street will use this as another reason to punish the stock somehow. Supply finally catching up with demand! Nobody wants iPhones anymore! Sell sell sell!!!

    :rolleyes:

    I almost hate reading Apple news anymore. Even the best news gets turned into a crisis or a "gate".
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, right on time:) about to order my unlocked one.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Seriously: After 2 months of constantly getting told that "Sorry, we don't have any iPhones currently in stock" in the Apple Store, they can take their iPhone 5 and shove it up their a**. Not feeling the desire to buy one anymore.

    I'll be waiting for the 5S now. :cool:
     
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    They have to catch up to the demand at some point. :D
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    Sweet - Just in time for the iPhone 5S preorders that will start soon
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Don't worry, when the 5S come out, you'll have 2 months of constantly getting told that "Sorry, we don't have any iPhones currently in stock" in the Apple Store.
     
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    iphone 5 is already old.. bring in the iPhone 5S and/or the 6
     
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    I know, I got my iPhone 5 a month ago and it was old back then.
     
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    Gemütlichkeit

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    I can has an unlocked phone?
     
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    Sold my iPhone 5 16gb white AT&T on Craigslist for $900. I'll be waiting for Apple Unlocked 5 and rebuy with a profit.
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    I'm counting on it. Best way of keeping me from buying something that I don't really need. :D
     
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    You're all full of it. I'm waiting for the iPhone 8 with it's Translucent Liquid Metal Chassis weighing in at 1oz. :apple:
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    good. so i hope the one i preordered last week will come soon!
     
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    A generation with an attention span measured in nano seconds. :rolleyes:
     
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    The iPad 4 has spoiled some of you. I would not count on an iPhone 5s before March, but maybe they will not wait until Sept/Oct 2013...

    My preorder of the iPhone 5 still states "Available to ship: 3 - 4 Weeks" when I check the status, hopefully that gets adjusted soon.
     
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    Unlocked iPhone 5 please:D
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    If you do want an iPhone 5 (apparently very few people on this thread), I also recommend checking with your carrier. My upgrade date just came up, and I was able to order a 64G one from AT&T last Wednesday and have it arrive last Friday. I did not pay for expedited shipping but I am on a business account which might explain that speed.

    Normally, I buy from Apple, but I did not see a reason to do so just to wait a few weeks.
     
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    The iPhone 8 is rumored to transmogrify into a holographic personal assistant in the form of Steve Jobs. And if it doesn't, watch for AAPL share prices to plummet.
     
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    Not being Pro or Con on this, one can find a 5 at their local store with some effort. The stores receive 5's just about every day. Now I can only speak for the information from my local Brick and Mortar. My wife was up for a new phone.

    So, I did the 10p-4a thing. Now the first time they had phones just not in our 32g. The second time they had our carrier in 32g but only black. On the 5th try (over a 8 day period) I hit nothing at all till I quit at 10:45p.

    So I watched the 11p News. On my way to bed I decided to try one quick time. It was 11:38p. Bingo, White at&t 32g in stock. Purchased and picked up the next day.

    Also, while she was picking up the 5 I noticed another person come in looking for a 64g Verizon. They had it in stock.

    Waiting another month, or ordering online with a wait would have been less time consuming. But you can find phones local if your persistent.

    Just be prepared for a HEAVY push toward accessories while you pick up in the store. It's part of the deal. A well placed Straight Arm usually works. ;)
     
  24. macrumors G4

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    I'm not too surprised. I've checked at 10:00pm online and in general have been able to find stores with stock (albeit not much).

    Whoever came out with this silly "iPhone 5S in Q1-13" story will probably take "credit" for this.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    of course they are

    everyone is holding out for a 5S now

    no one wants an old, chipped 5

    let me guess the new iPad 4 will be thinner too
     

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