Planning on buying an iPhone 5S for a Christmas gift or just wanting to get one for yourself? Now is the time because the shipping time on this hot holiday item has just been shortened. Just a few short months ago, Apple said that they had limited numbers of the iPhone 5S available and that the wait for shipment could be lengthy. Apple is now saying that they have plenty of the smartphones in stock and ready to ship out just in time for Christmas.
Although many people argued that the features added to the iPhone 5S weren’t good enough to make it worth the cost or the wait, it did well during its first week on the market with 9 million iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C handsets sold.
“This is our best iPhone launch yet… a new record for first weekend sales,” Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said in a press release at the time. “The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible.”
The sudden availability of the iPhone 5S means that shoppers are jumping at the chance to get them during the Christmas shopping season. Whether Apple was able to get a larger supply for this time of year or if they were simply able to get them shipped out faster has not been determined but as long as customers are getting their phones faster, they aren’t likely to question the process.
Is the iPhone 5S the top item on your Christmas list or are you saving your upgrade for a newer iPhone that will likely be available in just a few short months?
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