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iPhone 5s supply is finally starting to catch up with demand

Published Nov 12th, 2013 9:30AM EST
iPhone 5s Supply

It has been almost two months since Apple launched its new iPhone 5c and flagship iPhone 5s handsets. Where the former is concerned, sales have been unexpectedly slow according to dozens of reports. But when it comes to the iPhone 5s, Apple can’t build them fast enough. Apple sold 9 million combined 5s and 5c handsets through the first weekend of availability and demand hasn’t slowed down at all. In fact, people are still lining up for Apple’s flagship smartphone nearly two months following their debut. We now finally have our first sign that supply is beginning to catch up with demand: shipping quotes for new orders placed in Apple’s online store have now improved to 1-2 weeks around the world, iGen reports. While there is still no indication of when Apple Stores and partner stores in the U.S. will finally stock some models — the gold version is still particularly difficult to come by — orders placed online for any model will definitely arrive in time for the holidays.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.