Apple’s iPhone 5S has been in short supply since it launched last month, particularly the gold version of the handset. The iPhone 5C has not seen any shortages and has been readily available since launch.
Now according to a recent report, Apple is increasing production of the iPhone 5S to meet the demand for the handset, they are also reducing the production of the iPhone 5C.
We heard previously that the iPhone 5S is apparently outselling the iPhone 5C at a rate of two to one, many of the retailers we have spoken to have confirmed that they have had enough stock of the 5C and have had trouble getting stock of the iPhone 5S.
Apple obviously thought that demand for the iPhone 5C would be higher than it has been, they possibly thought that the handset would be more popular than the iPhone 5S.
This is not the case, we have spoken to a number of retailers and mobile carriers here in the UK, who have confirmed that demand for the iPhone 5S is much higher than the iPhone 5C.
Apple sold a total of 9 million iPhone’s on the launch weekend for both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, they did not give a breakdown of how many of each device was sold.
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.
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