Finally, iPhone 5 shipping times are beginning to drop. Previously at 3-4 weeks for a good amount of time, the shipping date estimates for the iPhone 5 have now slipped to 2-3 weeks. It’s been said that production problems are a possible culprit for the long wait times, but the high demand for the new Cupertino device surely hasn’t helped. Foxconn has also said that production has improved, so it seems the iPhone 5 is finally on track to meeting that soaring demand.
Foxconn recently said the iPhone 5 is the “most difficult device” it has assembled, which wouldn’t be surprising seeing how fast ship dates escalated after preorders began. By the end of the day it was already pushing 2-3 weeks, and within a day or two had grown to 3-4 weeks. The CFO and CEO of Apple, Peter Oppenheimer and Tim Cook, have both said that demand is “robust” for the device, and that Apple is trying to quickly get it to every consumer looking for it.
What do you think? Glad to see times dropping? Are you waiting for one to ship currently? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.