The iPhone 5s will be easy to find for Black Friday shoppers

iPhone 5s Christmas Shopping

It should be easier to find an iPhone 5s during the holiday shopping season. According to a report from AppleInsider that includes data from Piper Jaffray, Apple is catching up with demand, and as a result, 90% of iPhone 5s models are now available at Apple retail stores. For the two largest carriers — AT&T and Verizon — availability is even higher. For AT&T, 99% of iPhone 5s models are available, and for Verizon, 98% of iPhone 5s models are available.

Compared to last year, and when adjusted for carrier market share, these availability numbers show a 0.8% improvement from iPhone 5 numbers. Availability has also dramatically increased in just the past two weeks. On November 11, only 31% of iPhone 5s models were available.

Shipping times for the iPhone 5s also confirm that Apple is catching up with demand. On November 12, shipping times improved to 1 to 2 weeks, and on November 19, they improved to 3 to 5 days. This comes after an impressive opening weekend in September, in which Apple sold 9 million new iPhones, which includes both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

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