Printed from http://www.electronista.com

iPhone 5s supplies to be extremely limited for Sept. 20, sources say

updated 03:40 pm EDT, Tue September 17, 2013

About 70-80 percent of stock to be iPhone 5c

Retail supplies of the iPhone 5s will be extremely narrow on September 20, sources at several Apple Stores say. The sources claim that of the iPhones being shipped in for launch day, about 70 to 80 percent of units will actually be the iPhone 5c. Moreover, roughly three-quarters of the 5s units that do arrive are expected to be "space gray" models, leaving the white/silver and white/gold options scarce.

Apple is further skewing stock in favor of AT&T over Verizon, and 16 and 32GB capacities instead of 64GB. Because supplies will be so restricted, Apple is said to be preparing an update of the Apple Store iPhone app which will let people check if a particular iPhone configuration is available locally. That update could arrive as soon as next week.

The sources' information may back speculation that the lack of iPhone 5s preorders is related to few units being ready in the first place. Had Apple opened up preorders, most 5s units might have already been spoken for, leaving retail shoppers empty-handed and frustrated with the company.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. Flying Meat

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: 01-25-07

    Not a shocker. Space Gray is what I'd choose.

  1. msuper69

    Professional Poster

    Joined: 01-16-00

    I'd rather have Space Black anyways; I'll have to settle for Space Gray.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer

When it comes to selecting a printer, it's not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often touted as f ...

Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it h ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 projector

Trying to find the perfect projector for a home theater can be tricky, as there are bountiful options on the market from a large numbe ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News