Unlocked iPhone 5 shipments down to one week on Apple’s site

If you’re looking to get yourself, or a (very) loved one an unlocked iPhone 5 directly from Apple for the holidays, wait times are down to one week. Previously buyers had to wait between two weeks and a month to get their shiny new Apple products, but as the phone enters its fourth month on the market the company has gained control of its supply chain.

Apple has received its fair share of criticism for the iPhone 5’s perceived flaws — among them a propensity for scuffed aluminum after some use — the phone has sold gangbusters here and abroad, and remains one of the most popular phones on the market.

The Cupertino company is also one of the only manufacturers to sell unlocked phones from its own website, though the outright cost is prohibitively high for many potential buyers. Bell and TELUS offer iPhone unlocks for between $50 and $75, but only when the device is purchased outright or has fulfilled its contract allotment.

Head over to Apple for all the information.