A week ago Apple’s iPhone 5 online availability improved to 2-3 weeks from 3-4 weeks, and just now it has improved to 2 weeks in both the US and Canada online store. Below, you can see from Apple.ca the availability times have improved to 2 weeks for factory unlocked iPhone 5 units:
Apple still offers online reservations for pick up in-store for the iPhone 5, which seems to be your best bet to get an carrier-locked phone. Looks like the supply chain is ramping up as these estimates keep getting lower and lower. Previously, the iPhone 5 was faced with shortages due to its complex assembly process and low yield rates.
Are you still searching for an iPhone 5?