What Supply Issues? Apple Can Ship iPhone 5S Within 24 Hours
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has officially alleviated fear that Santa won’t be able to deliver iPhone 5S units to all the U.S. consumers on the “nice” list this holiday season. Because not only are there enough smartphones to go around, there are now new shipping times that will help Santa make his deliveries in a timely manner.
According to Apple Insider, Apple updated its online store on Tuesday to indicate that all capacities and colors of the iPhone 5S are now available for 24-hour shipping, as long as consumers have AT&T (NYSE:T), Verizon (NYSE:VZ), or Sprint (NYSE:S) service plans. The 5S in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities in space gray, gold, and silver are advertised to ship within 24 hours and will start at $199, $299, and $399, respectively.
Customers looking to buy an unlocked and unsubsidized handset, on the other hand, will still have to wait a few days. A customer interested in a contract-free iPhone 5S with a T-Mobile SIM card will wait one to three business days, while a SIM-free unlocked iPhone 5S is advertised to take three to five business days.