iPhone 5s Now Shipping Within 24 Hours in Nearly All Countries

Less than a week after experiencing a significant improvement in shipping times for new online orders throughout the world, the iPhone 5s has seen its availability improve once again with models now shipping "within 24 hours" in nearly all of Apple's online stores for countries around the world. The GSM-compatible SIM-free iPhone has also improved to a shipping estimate of 3-5 business days.

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Following the launch of the iPhone 5s, supplies were significantly constrained, especially for silver and gold models. Shipping estimates slipped to 7 to 10 days hours after the phone was released and then slipped further to two to three weeks for an extended period of time. The rapid improvement in availability indicates that Apple is quickly reaching supply-demand balance for the iPhone 5s three months after its debut.

According to reports, Apple has significantly ramped up its iPhone 5s production over the course of the last month while cutting back on iPhone 5c production, which has resulted in improved supplies in time for the Christmas holiday.

In-store supplies of the iPhone 5s are also reported to be nearing 100% availability, with all colors and capacities of the phone available for immediate pickup at many of Apple's retail locations across the United States.

Last week, Apple also released shipping deadlines to ensure customers receive gifts by December 24. According to the guidelines, the iPhone 5s must be ordered by midnight December 18 to arrive ahead of Christmas.

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87 months ago

All Apple would need to do is have a slot for a micro SD card. Then people could buy flash at retail prices. Not having a slot is due entirely to greed. Apple simply wants your money.


Not having a slot is totally by design and what they want the user experience to be.

The iPhone is a closed piece of equipment only with an opening for recharging.

Adding an SD card means putting something inside that requires contacts and a slot to read the card, is an opening that could get damaged by careless consumers, they use bad media, blame Apple and it may make the iPhone thicker or there simply is already little space left, etc., etc.

Apple designs it products the way it wants and your only choice is to buy or not to buy.

Yes, they want to make money, but in their design process chances are that savings from offering SDs vs. their memory offerings are minute.

I have also been waiting for increased capacity of the iPone 128GB etc., but for now it doesn't exist, so I'll wait.

If any of what they offer is not what you want, wait or buy something else.
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87 months ago

No one cares about iPhones anymore at this point--its all about the PS4 and Xbox One. :)


LOL, you just said exactly what I was thinking. :D
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87 months ago
No one cares about iPhones anymore at this point--its all about the PS4 and Xbox One. :)
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87 months ago
So sweet.....this isnt a rumor, 5S is old news. Find something better to report MC.
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87 months ago

It never stops amazing me that apple charges $200 for 48gb of storage. You can literally buy two 16gb phones for what you pay to upgrade the storage on one..


No you can't... Unless you mean you're signing another contract. The 16 gb costs $649 (I think) and the 64 costs $849. So yes, a lot more, but nowhere near twice the full retail price of the 16 gb.
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Only 81 days later...
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