If you haven’t picked up an iPhone 5, now may be the perfect time to get one. Shipping times have recently dropped to just one week in the “Asia-Pacific” region making it entirely possible to get one before the holidays.
Though this is only for the Asia-Pacific area, I’m sure they’ll get better for everyone else in the near future. One week is really nothing compared to the three to four weeks we recently witnessed here in the US. Now that stores are regaining stock, the Apple online store seems to be catching up with orders.
Hopefully more stores will drop to a one week shipping time soon.