Good news for Apple fans, the shipping times for the iPhone 5 are catching up with the demand for the phone. The current orders for the iPhone 5 through Apple’s online store will ship in one to two weeks. Just days ago that number was two to three weeks. It’s clear that Apple is making a big improvement. Just a week or so ago, the company’s supplier, Foxconn, admitted they were having a hard time manufacturing the smartphones.
All three major carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint will be shipping the units. The iPhone 5 is priced the same through all carriers from $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB. Interestingly enough, one, C Spire Wireless, also offers the sixth generation smartphone for $50 less than the aforementioned carriers.
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Apple’s main competitor, Google, still hasn’t caught up with the demand of the Nexus 4 smartphone, which debuted at the Google Play store on November 13. Within the first few days, it sold out in the US, UK, and Australia. The demand for this phone was so big that is crashed the servers and hindered other shoppers from purchasing the new phone.
Despite the huge demand, Google has yet to disclose the numbers of Nexus 4 smartphones that were ordered via their website. They also have yet to disclose the shipping details of the orders. This move isn’t a good one for the company and could prove to be a huge loss for them. If customers don’t know when to expect the next batch of Nexus 4 smartphones to be available for purchase, they’ll quickly lose interest in the product and shop for another phone instead.
Google’s loss may end up offering a huge boost to Apple, especially if disappointed shoppers decide not to wait for Google’s phone and opt for the new iPhone 5 instead. Hopefully, Google will get it together and increase production for the Nexus 7.