88325: Or are apple sending them out straight away now if you order through them?
Apple's online store page for the iPhone 5 is still saying new orders will ship in 3-4 weeks, no change since launch day. That means they are still shipping them as fast as they can make them, but have a backlog of almost a month. Once the estimated shipping time starts to fall, that means the backlog is improving. If it gets down to "1-2 business days", that means the iPhone 5 is in stock in the Sydney warehouse and they expect to be able to ship new orders quickly.