You will be able to find the Apple iPhone 5 for the holidays, not the Google Nexus 4

You will be able to find the Apple iPhone 5 for the holidays, not the Google Nexus 4
Those looking for the Apple iPhone 5 this holiday shopping season should have no problem finding the phone in stock. Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster recently issued a report saying that the device will be found in some stores during between now and Christmas. In addition, the shipping time for online orders has dropped dramatically. Recently, delivery times have dropped from 3 to 4 weeks to just 2 weeks and is now down to one week on Apple's web site.

Delivery times for the Apple iPhone (L) and the Google Nexus 4

Delivery times for the Apple iPhone (L) and the Google Nexus 4

On the other hand, the Google Nexus 4 is very hard to find. The first time it went on sale at the Google Play Store, both 8GB and 16GB models sold out quickly. Even at T-Mobile, which offered the 16GB variant subsidized at $199 after a $50 mail-in rebate and for $499 unlocked, the phone was sold out. And that happened even though the unsubsidized price for the phone at the carrier is $150 more than what Google charges at the Play Store. Last week, another batch of phones was sold out quickly and now Google is accepting orders that won't be shipped for as long as 8 to 9 weeks for the 8GB model and 6 to 7 weeks for the 16GB version.

It is going to be hard for those wanting a Google Nexus 4 to find one over the next several weeks. How many of these potential buyers will turn to the Apple iPhone 5 this holiday season? Google might want to keep this in mind and ramp up production of their next Nexus handset prior to the next holiday shopping season.

source: TUAW

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)
Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh

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19 Comments

1. israinwet

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Does Galaxy SIII or Droid DNA ring any bells? They should

4. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

The Galaxy is indeed a fine device but so ubiquitous and that doesn't make it a hot Santa present, heck! you can find the Galaxies o CL in my area for a little over $300 in new condition, DNA sure.

12. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Google you gotta step up yo game!!!!

7. MeoCao unregistered

GS3 is a great phone but it's 6 or 7 months old, so if the sales are not spectacular that's understandable. But if DNA does not sell well, HTC is in big troubles.

2. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Let's face it neither of these are the handsets to have by Christmas, the hype already passed for the iphone (outdated) the Nexus sure a nice handset but the average Joe doesn't care/know about it, the real handsets the people are looking for right now are the Note 2, DNA and even the new Lumia, specially the cyan one damn that looks sick.

3. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Note II and DNA are sick. I heard the Lumia is in high demand.

14. srgonu

Posts: 491; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Nokia's front facing camera is sick. Tried comparing with even android low end phones and it fails miserably. With applications like, tango, gtalk, skype, facetime, oovoo etc marketed as the prime apps front facing camera is imp for video calls and nokia fails.

5. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

"Apple iPhone (L)" =P

6. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

That's why Google should kick the tent pole, and begin produce the Nexus Phones in the Motorola's factories. All other companies want to sell their own fish. LG will not impair the production of its flagships, to meet the demand of Google. It's ridiculous a product be so coveted around the world, and not having enough stock to endure a couple hours of sale.

8. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Google better buy Foxconn contract from Apple

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Why buy an iphone when there are several other phones out there that are better?

17. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

what makes u think they agree with your views?

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Like anyone cares?? Most Android phones for the holidays like the one at wal mart offers a 100$ gift card for new contract or gift card. plus the NEXUS 4 offers a NICE PRICE even the 8GB sells out ot stock. SIGH just wish it have a SD card i would buy it.

13. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Think google didn't expected strong sales for Nexus4...previous Nexus devices didn't sell well...but LG has done good job with Nexus4...will buy Nexus10 & Nexus4 :)

16. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

It was more on Google's end to why the Nexus 4 is selling so well. Google started selling the Galaxy Nexus for only 350 dollars, then they started selling the Nexus 4 for the same price but with superior specs, they also have done that with the Nexus 10 as well. Nexus 10 has a 10 inch display that is even higher resolution than the ipad, with a quad core processor, 16gb of storage, and the latest android build for just 399, 100 dollars cheaper than the ipad 4. LG made the phone, yes they did do a good job of it but in the end it was Google who made the phone so affordable. Customers love value and Google has given them great value for their buck. Nobody likes contracts, nobody likes spending 600-700 on a high end phone. A lot of people like stock android with top of the line specs, enter Nexus 4.

15. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Of course you'll find a 200-300 dollar device ON CONTRACT available to order. Can you honestly blame people for wanting to buy an amazing device for basically the same price OFF CONTRACT?

18. mydi.maus unregistered

ok its iphone 5 for the holidays here,..and switch to nexus 4 next year.;)

20. blingblingthing

Posts: 795; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

You really must want some one to ruin their holiday.

19. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

lmfao... the re-sale value of these will be $150 in 8-9 weeks.

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