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Apple Beginning to Catch Up on iPhone 5 Demand in U.S.

AppleInsider reports that Apple has nearly caught up with demand for the iPhone 5. This is based on data gathered by Piper Jaffray in nightly checks of 100 retail Apple Stores.
"As we get closer to the holiday, we believe consumers will likely have the ability to walk into an Apple Store and walk out with an iPhone 5 within the next two weeks," Munster said.
Available stock of the iPhone 5 has varied by carrier. Sprint models have been more readily available, while Verizon more scarce. But recently, all models are becoming more available:


Meanwhile, there's also been evidence of improved supply on Apple's own online store with shipping estimates for new iPhone 5 models dropping to 2 weeks for the first time. Previously, iPhone 5 ship dates were out as far as 3-4 weeks, improving to 2-3 weeks last week, and now at 2 weeks.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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22 months ago
Why on earth didn't the person who made that graph align the graph colors with the colors of the company logos?
Rating: 19 Votes
22 months ago

Not to mention the fact that competition is awesome. Samsung only makes Apple better, and vice versa. There's plenty of room for competition.


Yes, especially since Samsung is really good with that carbon paper.
Rating: 7 Votes
22 months ago

Why does this always have to come down to "sticking it to" Samsung? Seriously, kind of old yanno? The SGS3 is a pretty awesome damn phone.


Not to mention the fact that competition is awesome. Samsung only makes Apple better, and vice versa. There's plenty of room for competition.
Rating: 6 Votes
22 months ago

As we get closer to the holiday, we believe consumers will likely have the ability to walk into an Apple Store and walk out with an iPhone 5 within the next two weeks


So you walk into a store, and then two weeks later walk out with an iPhone?
Rating: 6 Votes
22 months ago

Take THAT, Galaxy S3
It will be interesting to see the quarterly results that actually include the new iPhone for a whole quarter. No other single phone can beat it.

But the real test of Smartphones is profits, and Apple ALWAYS beats Sammy's butt there.


Why does this always have to come down to "sticking it to" Samsung? Seriously, kind of old yanno? The SGS3 is a pretty awesome damn phone.
Rating: 5 Votes
22 months ago

Now is the time to BUY Apple stock, as much as you can possibly afford. I'm taking next month's rent money and buying. I figure that I'll make a tidy profit and still pay the rent. You can't lose with AAPL!


Not to sure if throwing rent money down on stocks is a good way to go.
Rating: 4 Votes
22 months ago
It will be interesting to see the quarterly results that actually include the new iPhone for a whole quarter. No other single phone can beat it.

But the real test of Smartphones is profits, and Apple ALWAYS beats Sammy's butt there.
Rating: 4 Votes
22 months ago

Why does this always have to come down to "sticking it to" Samsung? Seriously, kind of old yanno? The SGS3 is a pretty awesome damn phone.


Maybe because Samsung is spending millions of dollars sticking it to Apple users in a public forum, aka TV ads? Not that I care cos I found them humorous, but just sayin.

And as for the GS3 being awesome, you're entitled to your opinion, but I work for a major CE firm, and I can tell you that there's not one engineer in my company who feels the same way as you do. To them, it's just a solid offering where Samsung did the obvious; increased specs, including the size of the phone itself. But there's nothing there that makes people go wow, that's amazing. But they are amazed by some of the iPhone 5's innovations, including the perfected external antenna (a real breakthrough), the design itself (the materials used and manufacturing behind it) and the dual core custom silicon that's very energy efficient and more powerful than Samsung's quad core. All that with a larger display in a markedly smaller, lighter form factor is what made one of our engineers say, "wow, Apple has some damn good engineers."
Rating: 4 Votes
22 months ago

Oh no, demand no longer outpaces supply, we'd better sell all of our Apple stock!


Now is the time to BUY Apple stock, as much as you can possibly afford. I'm taking next month's rent money and buying. I figure that I'll make a tidy profit and still pay the rent. You can't lose with AAPL!
Rating: 4 Votes
22 months ago

Why does this always have to come down to "sticking it to" Samsung? Seriously, kind of old yanno? The SGS3 is a pretty awesome damn phone.


Thank You! Getting tired of hearing all this "Samesung" crap! If I wasn't immersed in the Apple Ecosystem I would have an SG3.
Rating: 3 Votes

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