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.
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 — 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB — 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?