The iPhone 5s is still hard to find in stock at an Apple Store or at carriers, which makes ordering online a better option for many shoppers.
Finding the right place to buy the iPhone 5s can mean the difference between waiting two days and waiting two to three weeks for the exact same model. A new iPhone 5s tracking website searches online to find the best place to buy the iPhone 5s for immediate delivery.
This tool is similar to the iPhone 5s tracker which scans Apple’s site for iPhone 5s models in stock at an Apple Store, but it focuses on the online shops.
Apple currently promises the iPhone 5s is ready to deliver in two to three weeks, but there are faster options out there. Sadly Gold iPhone 5s buyers are in for a wait at pretty much any location, unless they luck out and find a Gold iPhone 5s in stock at a local Apple Store.
The new Stock5s website tracks the iPhone 5s in stock at Apple, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, leaving Sprint out in the cold.
It should be no surprise that the Apple Store lists a two to three-week wait for all iPhone models, but that doesn’t mean there are better options. Stock5s shows AT&T is selling the iPhone 5s in space gray and white/silver with immediate shipping in 32GB and 64GB sizes. T-Mobile offers the space gray and white/silver iPhone 5s in 64GB for immediate shipment.
The Gold iPhone 5s is on back order at all of these online carrier destinations with some pushing out to November 11th for shipping a gold iPhone 5s.
For users who find the iPhone 5s they want in stock without a wait, clicking the link will open up the order page on the carrier website and with overnight shipping a new iPhone 5s could be on your doorstep in a matter of days. If you can order online and wait a few days for shipping, it is likely going to be faster than using the iPhone 5s in store tracker to find a new iPhone for in store pickup.
While multiple carriers offer in store pickup options for many items, the iPhone 5s does not appear to be on the list yet at AT&T or Verizon.