iPhone 5 shipping times normalizing - just "two weeks" now

iPhone 5 shipping times normalizing - just
Either Apple's suppliers are getting better, or demand for the iPhone 5 is slowly dropping, but the fact is that users who order Apple's latest and greatest invention from its online store now, will have to wait "just" two weeks before it hits their door mat.

This new change in shipping times comes after the rather lax timing of 'two to three weeks' set earlier in November, which itself came after the patience-testing 'three to four weeks'. The most common theory for these supply-oriented issues is how difficult the handset is to be produced. According to a Foxconn (major iPhone supplier) official, achieving such a thin and light construction at such high quality level has proven to be extremely complicated, but thankfully, Foxconn workers are now said to be getting the hang of it, thus making it possible for Apple to deliver your shiny new iPhone 5 in the record-setting time of two weeks.

Are there any PhoneArena readers currently waiting for their iPhone 5 to arrive?

via: Cnet

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  • 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)

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35 Comments

1. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

the demand for Chrapple has been dropping~ :)

6. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

exactly Nexus 4 rulz.....

8. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

no it doesnt mate, fanboy at high level arent you

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro they just dont get it do they

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Rules at what?

14. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

At the store level, I assure you it has. There are far more people buying the 4 at .99 and the 4S at 99.99. We probably sell 20 4's and 4S's to one 5. The 5 has not wowed anyone but people like you who's blind devotion causes them to talk negative about any opinion or desire that is not the same as yours.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Based on your own biased comment? Not quite.

15. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

At the store level, I assure you it has. There are far more people buying the 4 at .99 and the 4S at 99.99. We probably sell 20 4's and 4S's to one 5. The 5 has not wowed anyone but people like you who's blind devotion causes them to talk negative about any opinion or desire that is not the same as yours.

31. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

And, you calling someone else biased is comical at best, Mxy. You are easily one of the most biased people that posts on phone arena.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Isn't that what happens as more people buy it the demand drops then a new device restarts the cycle. Ur comment was wack dude

19. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

How is it dropping, the i5 has been out for two months and you still need to wait? Meanwhile I can walk into any store and get a S3 and Note II. Hell the day the S3 came out I could buy one in a AT&T store without issue. Meanwhile i5 was not available without Pre-Order. As for supply if anyone wants to get it sooner jump on Apple.com at10PM and go through the purchase and select a local store. Here in Minnesota they have been available the next day for pick up.

2. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

This is true, I have a friend who waited two whole weeks for his iPhone 5 but, it only took him 5 days to return it!!

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My friend waited a week for his Galaxy S3 but it only took him two days to return it.

26. nvrhde

Posts: 77; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

Be original

27. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Tell that to Samsung.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol what a burn that was.

3. chack_fu

Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 19, 2009

big red has them in store good inventory no wait times

4. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

people still buy this phone?

7. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

if they want it they can buy it, its there chioce

9. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Most people are going for the cheap and getting the 4 and 4S. The 5 hasn't wowed anyone I've talked to or sold phones to.

21. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

true apple dropped the ball on the iphone 5, but can i ask honestly why all the android fans are cheering for the nexus 4 when it didnt wow or bring anything new to the table the main reason it is popular is price, but take that out the equation and its nothing special

22. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I prefer Android(shocker there I'm sure lol) but I don't see anything special about the Nexus 4 since I need LTE connectivity as I am a Verizon agent. For people with access to someone's HSPA+ network, it's a great phone. Otherwise, it's meh.

23. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

see thats a reasonable answer, was expecting the over the top android fanboys to attack lol all im seeing though from all manufactures is them dropping the little things like micro sd slots which for high end phones i always thought was a must. nowadays 16gb isnt enough for must. and those who buy the high end phones usually will be the ones who fill them with music films etc yes im generalising, but i think ive got what i mean across lol

25. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Well I am going to pick up the HTC Droid DNA and utilize Google Drive. For $2.50/mo, I get 30gb of storage, which is enough for me. The only pain in the rear is moving all those files to Google Drive lol. As an agent I still have unlimited data so streaming cloud storage isn't a big deal for me. I understand though for those without it how big a deal that can be without wifi close to them.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I don't think the demand is getting any higher...won't make any sense.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Glad I stood n line on launch day

28. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Honestly what exactly did that get you but pathetic bragging rights that you have no life?

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Actually I have a cool life. Happy, healthy, a great kid, and a beautiful GF. oh, and my company softball team just won a the D-League championship. I didn't know that having an iPhone means u have no life. I'm cool with it though. Enjoy your life lol.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Also to answer your question. It got me an iPhone 5 on launch day, that's y I stood in line. Mission accomplished.

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