Apple’s iPhone 5S Shipping Times Shorten as Holiday Approaches
In a sign that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has fully resolved its initial iPhone 5S supply constraints, the shipping estimate times for all capacities and color options for the device have dropped to one to three business days. As noted by MacRumors, the recently reduced shipping estimate times apply to sales made in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East.
Two weeks ago, the online Apple Stores for both the North America and Asia Pacific regions listed shipping estimate times of three to five business days for the iPhone 5S, MacRumors reports. Similarly, the online Apple Stores for Europe and the Middle East had shipping estimates of one to two weeks.
The GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) version of Apple’s iPhone 5S is the only version still showing a shipping estimate time of one to two weeks. However, this device was only released a few weeks ago and is primarily targeted toward users that want to be able to use their devices on overseas GSM networks without a contract.