Is Apple’s iPhone 5S Shortage Finally Over?
In what could be a sign of an improved rate of production from its manufacturers, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has recently updated the estimated shipping times for the iPhone 5S on its website. According to the Online Apple Store, any size or color of the iPhone 5S that is ordered via the website will ship within two to three weeks.
Apple had previously estimated a vague “October” arrival time for most iPhone 5S colors, while the gold-colored iPhone 5S used to have an estimated arrival time of “November.” Although the new arrival estimates also fall within these months, the more specific shipping timeline suggests that Apple may have resolved the fingerprint sensor yield issues that were widely cited as the cause for the initial shortage.
However, MacRumors noted that the revised shipping times only apply to the Online Apple Stores for the U.S., Canada, and the Asia Pacific region. Online Apple Stores for Europe still list an “October” shipping time for the iPhone 5S.