Apple’s Elves Will Now Ship Your iPhone Within 72 Hours

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Good news, my friends! If you want to get someone in your life an iPhone 5s in time for Christmas, or just splurge on a new iPhone yourself, good news: in the United States, Canada, and several other countries, you can now get an iPhone 5s shipped to you in just 1-3 business days. Even in gold!

Although supply has been extremely constrained of Apple’s latest handset since it debuted in September, it looks like Apple is finally getting a handle on things in time for the holidays. In the United States, no matter which color iPhone 5s you order or which capacity, Apple is now guaranteeing it’ll reach you in time for the holidays.

It wasn’t always this way. Reportedly hampered by issues with Touch ID production, iPhone 5s shipping times have been 2-3 weeks for most of the lifetime of the device.

That’s surprising, because according to previous reports, Apple actually started manufacturing the iPhone 5s back last December to meet launch demand. If the iPhone keeps on growing in popularity the way it has been, then, Apple will soon start having to begin manufacturing on the iPhone 7 before they’ve even announced the iPhone 6.

But that’s besides the point. If you want to order an iPhone 5s, hit up the link below. As an added bonus, Apple is offering free shipping on everything up until December 22nd… although buying a new iPhone from the would usually earn you free shipping anyway.

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