iPhone 5s space gray gold silver

It’s been an awfully tough task trying to come up with an iPhone 5s. Since launch, the device has been about as elusive as any Apple product in recent memory. For instance, Sebastien is still waiting on his Gold iPhone, even though I believe he’s due to get it any day now.

The good news is that Apple’s shipping estimates for the iPhone 5s are now down to 1-2 weeks, as pointed out by MacRumors. These estimate apply to all colors; so yes, if you’re still after a Gold iPhone, you can have one in relatively short turnaround time.

iPhone 5s availablity

The other good news is that this not only applies to each of the three colors, but the shipping estimates also go for each of the three sizes β€” 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB β€” and each of the carriers as well.

As Cody reported, the device’s state of the art Touch ID sensor was rumored to be the cause behind the iPhone 5s’ supply constraints. The fact that the iPad Air, and the upcoming iPad mini lack this feature added fuel to that speculation.

At any rate, it looks like Apple is finally getting a handle on its iPhone 5s supply problem. While this probably has some to do with the lessoning demand after the initial deluge of early adopters, its likely been able to get more of a handle on things as production experience increases.

The question is, have you been able to get your hands on the iPhone 5s as of yet? Or have you been one of the ones waiting it out until you get the size and/or color that you desire?

[via MacRumors]

  • Jo

    Thumbs up if you want to get an Android phone and you don’t like iPhones, and thumbs up if you like to eat paper every single day of the week!

    • Dany Quirion

      Androishit

    • Jo

      It got 10 likes, so see many people like to eat paper and have android phones.

      • Gustavo Adolfo Mirabal

        Gi home Jo. You are drunk

    • chumawumba

      Wtf did I just read

    • Liam Mulcahy

      Go away android fanboy. This is iDB not ADB.

      • RarestName

        Did you know, that ADB is short for Android Debug Bridge?

      • Jo

        I was joking! I like iPhones.

    • marcus1324

      21 people have a mental issue

      • Jo

        Hahaha lol

  • CollegiateLad

    Ok… Back on topic. I got mine but had to settle for black. Loving it thus far.

    • chumawumba

      *Space grey

      • CollegiateLad

        Yeah, space gray!!!

      • chumawumba

        Lol whatever

      • RarestName

        Want to easily distinguish between gray and grey?

        Gray = AE (By Americans)
        Grey = BE (By the English)

        πŸ˜€

      • marcus1324

        It makes sense now thank you!

  • tharussian4

    Yup. Went to Best Buy and picked up a Space Gray 32GB for AT&T

    • Jo

      *space grey

  • MFK DGAF

    I’m able to get them next day from Verizon business.

  • Rickm_jr

    I mean, the stores aren’t crowded, so why not just go pick one up? I work at Fry’s and could just go “hey set me up guys” and they’ll have me a phone as quickly as it takes to go to check out

    • Question

      Where is fry’s? I will go check it out hehe πŸ˜€ (corny joke)

  • Bob

    I have one. I got it for free. My mum gave me hers because she didn’t like the fingerprint thing, she said she might as well swap it for my iPhone 5 because she isn’t going to use any of the 5S features so it would be a waste. The one I got was gold, would of preferred silver tbh.

    It’s just an iPhone 5 with a fingerprint sensor, nothing special. Haven’t noticed any increase in performance. The camera is better though.

    • Rowan09

      She’s not going to use the fingerprint thing? Wow that’s confusing because it’s not a feature that needs some complicated assembling and it’s the best thing on the 5s. To each it’s own though and lucky you, I had to buy mine. I compared a 5 and 5s and it’s faster but not enough to make it seem as if the 5 is ancient though.

      • RarestName

        It’s not noticeable now, but it will be years later.

      • Bob

        She’s not a very technical person. She hasn’t sent a text before in her life lol. She found it difficult. I still had to pay for it though. I gave her Β£200/$315 to make up for the difference.

        The fingerprint thingy is more useful to me than her, it’s pretty much the main 5s feature anyways.

        For me I noticed no difference between the 5S and 5 from day to day use.

      • Rowan09

        The camera is what you’ll notice right away when compared to the 5. It’s a S upgrade so it’s just internal with S upgrades.

  • Jared Steffen

    I’ve had mine for two months or so since two weeks after launch I gave up searching for the gold 32gb verizon and stayed with my trusty “space grey” I had from the black iPhone 4

    • RarestName

      I saw an article talking about how the gold iPhone is the least popular choice in the US.

      Meanwhile, the gold one is sold out in a few hours after stocks come in. Space grey models were plentiful.

      • Jared Steffen

        I don’t know about least popular I know from start some stores only had single digit gold phones but space gray was plentiful I could’ve gotten one from day 1 I went to best buys lie after school and even after the 2 weeks I got really lucky I went back to thy bb mobile

      • Jared Steffen

        They called a store 40 min drive away and I got 1 32gb verizon space gray out of 5 total 5s they had left I felt lucky

  • Kenny Woodard

    Hmm unlocked 16gb iPhone 5s- $650+
    VS unlocked 32gb Nexus 5- $400

    I love iPhone and all, but the pricing tiers on the phone are a joke.

    • TeChNoStyLeZ

      Here in Greece the 16gb 5s model costs 739 euros = 990 dollars
      For the 64gb version you have to pay 980 euros = 1313 dollars >.<

      • GreeceManousos

        Oti tha petixena Ellina edw mesa…. Lol

      • TeChNoStyLeZ

        xaxaxa oute egw to perimena πŸ˜›

    • mehrab

      Its google thats why the price is low remember google wants to sell these mostly to developers to test their apps on android and they make money thru software they are a software company not a hardware company all other android manucfacters cost around 600 plus so yeah

  • blastingbigairs

    If Sebastion gets gold he is no longer welcome at my surf spot πŸ™‚

  • Siddharth Desai

    Went to Fry’s electronic. Asked for a Gold 16 GB 5s. They had 5 in stock. Just gotta look in the right place.

  • mrhs

    I’m waitin’ for the iPhone 5s (sliver) 32Gb but it’s still expensive here. abt 929$

  • TeChNoStyLeZ

    I live in Greece and apple sent us some iphones on october 25. I couldn’t find any 5s no matter what color or size. They sent very few divices so I ordered a gold 64gb model at a vodafone store ( they import them from other countries )near my house and 2 days later they caled me and told me that the device arrived.

  • Tom

    i got a 4s att unlocked iam waiting for quad core iphone 6

  • Mads Teland

    I got it today since payment made from October 25 πŸ™‚

  • G Ghanem Oweis

    Still bound to receive a Gold 32GB T-mobile, was very disappointed with their horrid launch strategies.