Apple released iPhone 5S on September 20th at its retail locations as well as the online store. But, the handset quickly became out of stock within hours after the orders went live, especially the gold color version. The shipment date was quickly pushed back to October, and currently resides at 2-3 weeks from now. It seems the supply is still constrained, and will be shorter in the coming weeks, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Munster suggests that iPhone 5S availability has dropped to less than five percent of all iPhone models over the past three weeks.
At the time of launch, the highly anticipated iPhone 5S accounted for 27 percent of all iPhone models in stock, which fell drastically because of the high demand. So, the supply will remain scarce over the next few weeks. Munster suggests that the supply might catch up with the high demand in December, a similar scenario was witnessed last year after iPhone 5 launched. Munsters get the data by tracking iPhone 5S supply in 60 US Apple retail stores three times a week.
Well, this means that you may get a new iPhone 5S if you’re lucky enough, especially the gold color option. If you want to track the Apple Stores for supply, you may want to check it online before paying Apple Store a visit and sign up for email alerts if it comes back in stock.
Apple has now released a new iPhone SE to replace the iPhone 5S, have a look at out guide on the iPhone 5S vs iPhone SE.
Source: CNETFiled Under: Apple, Apple iPhone, Top News