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Shipping Estimates for New iPhone 5 Orders Begin to Improve

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.


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.

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24 months ago
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".
Rating: 15 Votes
24 months ago

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:


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.
Rating: 13 Votes
24 months ago

i want iphone 5s, not this


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:


iphone 5 is already old.. bring in the iPhone 5S and/or the 6


I know, I got my iPhone 5 a month ago and it was old back then.


A generation with an attention span measured in nano seconds. :rolleyes:
Rating: 10 Votes
24 months ago
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:
Rating: 9 Votes
24 months ago
i want iphone 5s, not this
Rating: 8 Votes
24 months ago
iphone 5 is already old.. bring in the iPhone 5S and/or the 6
Rating: 6 Votes
24 months ago

iphone 5 is already old.. bring in the iPhone 5S and/or the 6


I know, I got my iPhone 5 a month ago and it was old back then.
Rating: 1 Votes
24 months ago
I can has an unlocked phone?
Rating: 1 Votes
24 months ago

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:


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.
Rating: 1 Votes
24 months ago
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
Rating: 1 Votes

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