iPhone 5 Shipping Times Improve to Only 2 Weeks
When the iPhone 5 finally became available in September, the time it took before shipping was a harsh four weeks. The iPhone 5 now has a wait of just two weeks to ship.
The news points to Foxconn finally being able to, slowly but surely, catch up with the high demand for Apple’s new handset – even after recent comments
explaining how difficult it had been. Many iPhone 5 units are sure to be a popular gift under the Christmas tree this year, so improved shipping times aren’t anything to complain about this close to the holidays.
With waiting times cut in half, it’s sure to attract more than just holiday shoppers. Those who have been holding out to buy the iPhone 5 in hopes that they could order it and have it shipped within a reasonable amount of time may be interested in starting to place their orders.
The current two-week wait for the iPhone 5 to ship applies for all storage types, although some have reported the 64GB model to have shipped much faster since it is the least-in-demand version. Consumers have also reported that buying straight from the carriers has also been quicker than ordering from Apple.
There is the possibility that high holiday demand could spur the wait again, so if you want an iPhone 5, now is the time to order.