Well-respected analyst Walter Piecyk from BTIG has compiled the above table that provides a comprehensive look at the currently quoted shipping times from Apple’s Online Store and carrier online stores. While Apple quotes a consistent “October” for shipping, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint get more specific.

The chart breaks down the days depending on device color and storage configurations. Consistently, the Gold models seem to be farthest out for shipping, while the Space Gray units will ship the soonest. While these are quotes for online, it is possible that you could find a new iPhone 5s sooner from a physical Apple Retail store.

However, the carrier stores we’ve spoken to are quoting similarly long wait times until they will be able to receive and allocate an iPhone 5s. In summary, if you want an iPhone 5s for the holiday season, you should act soon.

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11 Responses to “Table shows current iPhone 5s shipping times from Apple, U.S. carriers go into holidays”

  1. It’s important to note that the Sprint model is physically different from the AT&T/Verizon/T-Mobile model because of the bands it needs to support. The AT&T/Verizon/T-Mobile models only vary by the SIM card pre-installed on the phone and in the case of Verizon phones, their MEID already in their database so it can be activated to work on their network.


  2. FYI: I ordered a space gray and silver iPhone 5s from AT&T over the phone. They told me to expect 7-14 business days before receiving the handsets. I got them in 1 business day. They overnight-ed them the same day I ordered them.


  3. James Gardner says:

    So glad I got one on launch day. My wife got the last silver 5s at the Verizon store we went to.


  4. latinoboyboy says:

    I ordered a 64gb White & Gold iPhone 5S from AT&T. I’m hoping I’ll get it this year….. -_____-


  5. Winski says:

    So Mark, are you just a pass-thru filter or do you actually have a job ?? So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, the US HAS FOUR CARRIERS THAT HANDLE THE IPHONE – NOT THREE.

    Get it right OR GO AWAY .


  6. What do they mean by October? I placed an order on 23rd Sept, will that mean it will ship on 01 or 02 October?


  7. Keith Hecht says:

    Thanks, A very useful information .


  8. Tom Trueman says:

    10/22 Picked up mine from the Sprint store today (Gold 5s) after ordering it on the first day it came out and after a long wait, the call came in today to come pick it up. Most notable feature, the weight, much lighter than my 4s. I’m happy with it, I’m unhappy with the 26 day wait.