iPhone 5s shipping time has improved over the past week, with nearly all models now available to ship within 24 hours. Supply improvements are notable worldwide, although in some countries Apple hasn’t quite caught up with the demand just yet.
You may recall that shortly after the launch of the iPhone 5s, shipping times had slipped to 2-3 weeks due to the high demand for the latest Apple handset. Gold models sold out in less than 10 minutes on Apple.ca.
A report earlier last month suggested that Apple requested Foxconn, its main assembly partner, to increase production of the iPhone 5s. As a Foxconn executive pointed out, the production stands at 500,000 iPhone 5s units per day.
Shipping time for the iPhone 5s models improved to 3-5 business days just before the holiday shopping season kicked off.
And today, if you are after an unlocked iPhone 5s, you can choose from almost any of the available models: Almost all of them are available to ship within 24 hours in Canada. The only exception is the 16GB Gold iPhone, which is only available to ship within 1-3 business days.
Now, if you want to make sure that any of the iPhone 5s units you order will arrive in time for you to put them under the Christmas tree, you need to order them within 7 days; you have until December 17, according to the iPhone order deadlines.