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.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

Xenomorph Avatar
147 months ago
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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Otterblue Avatar
147 months ago
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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thetechnologist Avatar
147 months ago
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.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushman4 Avatar
147 months ago
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
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thelink Avatar
147 months ago
Finally! =)
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slimjimtx Avatar
147 months ago
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.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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