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.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

spiderman0616 Avatar
150 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".
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vbtwo31984 Avatar
150 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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shrink Avatar
150 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:
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Junkyman Avatar
150 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:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Asclepio Avatar
150 months ago
i want iphone 5s, not this
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pnoyblazed Avatar
150 months ago
iphone 5 is already old.. bring in the iPhone 5S and/or the 6
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)