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iPhone 5 seeing 'dramatic' surge in retail availability

updated 11:35 am EST, Wed November 21, 2012

Apple catches up in time for critical holiday sales

iPhone 5 stocks have seen "dramatic improvements in availability," according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Last night, a team at Piper conducted checks with 100 US Apple Stores, and found that AT&T models were available at 82 percent of them, while Verizon models were ready at 72 percent. Sprint iPhone 5s were in stock 92 percent of the time.

The inventory improvements appear to have started around November 6 with a massive surge in AT&T models, eclipsing even the amount of Sprint units on November 9 before settling below that threshold. Sprint iPhones are rarely unavailable, since Sprint is relatively new to carrying the iPhone -- fighting an uphill battle for subscribers -- and still catching up to AT&T and Verizon in terms of network speeds.

The timing of the resupply coincides with Apple's push into Black Friday and the most critical part of the holiday shopping season. Online shipping times have improved as well, though new American and Canadian orders are still only due in two weeks.



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  1. wrenchy

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    Originally Posted by NewsPosterView Post

    iPhone 5 stocks have seen "dramatic improvements in availability,"



    Strange. Conversely, the "availability" for the Samsung Galaxy S III seems to be poor. Must be a result of all those SGS III handsets flying off the shelves into consumer hands.

  1. Spheric Harlot

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    I'm sure.

  1. blahblahbber

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    very true, folks are tired of crApple.... stale, old, same ol same ol.

  1. Spheric Harlot

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    Originally Posted by blahblahbberView Post

    very true, folks are tired of crApple.... stale, old, same ol same ol.



    I'm sure you have an alternate Imaginaryland explanation at the ready for Apple's sales numbers?

  1. Spheric Harlot

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    Originally Posted by blahblahbberView Post

    very true, folks are tired of crApple.... stale, old, same ol same ol.




    Originally Posted by blahblahbberView Post

    [QUOTE=Spheric Harlot;4203048]
    I'm sure you have an alternate Imaginaryland explanation at the ready for Apple's sales numbers?

    cryPhones are a toys... just look at them! GAME CENTER??? haha!![/quote]

    Obvious troll is obvious.

    Anybody even vaguely interested in intelligent conversation would at least pick a story and stick to it.

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