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iPhone 4S Now 'In Stock' in Most Apple Online Stores

Customers looking to order the iPhone 4S through Apple's online stores have long been faced with minor shipping delays as the company sought to keep up with demand, with Apple's online stores for most countries initially citing 1-2 week shipping estimates for the all models of the device. Those windows tightened up a bit earlier this month when Apple shifted to 3-5 business day estimates, but it now appears that the Apple has achieved a relative balance of supply and demand as the iPhone 4S is now listed as "in stock" in most online Apple stores.


"In stock" is Apple's term introduced last September to replace the previous "within 24 hours" status that is indicative of near-immediate availability.

Apple experienced booming sales of the iPhone 4S during its launch quarter at the tail end of 2011, blowing away estimates by recording sales of 37 million units across all iPhone models, with the vast majority of customers said to be purchasing the iPhone 4S over the iPhone 4 or 3GS.

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34 months ago

This is seriously news? Wow.


It doesn't really qualify as news, so it must be a rumor? :D
Rating: 11 Votes
34 months ago
I'd rather see this than the same article that's been up for the past 3 days :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
34 months ago
So Apple has iPhones in stock?? That's your main article? Pretty embarassing.
Rating: 5 Votes
34 months ago
Slow news day, yeh?
Rating: 4 Votes
34 months ago
Since we're all sharing important stuff... last week I dried 4 pair of socks and lost one. It's back now. :eek:
Rating: 3 Votes
34 months ago

Since we're all sharing important stuff... last week I dried 4 pair of socks and lost one. It's back now. :eek:


I find this much more interesting. Where did you find it??
Rating: 2 Votes
34 months ago
I guess it's good to know for people that were holding up, waiting for it to be "In stock". I hope the wait wasn't too long (compared to just ordering it straight away and waiting for theirs to ship). Because you know, waiting 4 months for it to be "In stock" before ordering it, because "2-3 weeks" would have been a painful long time to wait is the logical course of action.
Rating: 2 Votes
34 months ago
This is seriously news? Wow.
Rating: 2 Votes
34 months ago
Just in time for my order this morning, incidentally :)
Rating: 1 Votes
34 months ago
Bring me a iPad 3 rumors, feed me with the rumors, i'm hungry for more iPads.
Rating: 1 Votes

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