With the release of the iPhone 5, demand quickly outran supply, and shipping times slipped to 3-4 weeks. Availability then improved last week to 2-3 weeks. Now, it finally looks like supply is really starting to catch up with demand as ship times are hovering around two weeks on both the U.S. and Canadian online stores.
If you were a little late coming to the party and don’t feel like waiting until December to finally get an iPhone 5, Apple is still offering its online reservation for pick-up in-store. Apple lets customers order an iPhone 5 between 10 PM and 4 AM for in-store pickup the next day. Apple updates its inventory at 10 PM, so you can try to reserve one when Apple updates its online ordering system.