By Michael Oleaga / m.oleaga@latinospost.com (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:17 AM EST

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For the first time since its September launch, the iPhone 5 shipping delays has ceased.

The iPhone 5 smartphones are officially in stock and set to be shipped immediately upon purchase on Apple.com. The news comes just days after Latinos Post reported back on Dec. 4 that shipping times were scaled back to two to four days after being a week long, after being two to three weeks, after being four weeks long.

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It has definitely been a long wait for potential iPhone 5 users, however, the news is only for smartphones signed onto a carrier.

Apple customers wishing to buy an unlocked iPhone 5 will still experience a shipping delay of only one to three business days, regardless of GB model.

The price tag for the iPhone 5, when signing a two-year contract with either AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, is $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB model.

The price tag for the unlocked iPhone 5 starts at $649 for the 16GB model, $749 for the 32GB model, and $849 for the 64GB model.

Following the Sept. 21 release in the US, the iPhone 5 is still rolling out across dozens of countries, with 53 of them expecting to see the latest Apple smartphone within the next 10 days.

The countries expected to see the iPhone 5 next are:

Dec. 14: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Grenada, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.

Dec. 21: Barbados, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St.Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia, Uganda, and Vietnam.

The iPhone 5 is already available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States, to name a bunch of a few.

Despite the iPhone 5 still rolling out, the rumors have started for the next iPhone 5 smartphone.

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