“Apple retail store managers have been informed that all models, colors, and configurations of the iPhone 7 will be available for walk-in customers on Oct. 8 after an international freight logjam holding up arrival of the devices by container ship was partially cleared up,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider.

AppleInsider has been told by multiple sources in the Apple retail supply chain gradual improvements in the stock condition across all of Apple retail are expected ‘shortly,’ with the iPhone 7 situation clearing up first,” Wuerthele reports. “A mass infusion of stock is expected in the beginning of October, leading to full shelves by Oct 8.”

“Wuerthele reports, “AppleInsider has seen documents proving that the ongoing Hanjin freight company bankruptcy backing up international shipping delayed some containers full of iPhones and assorted Apple Watch models from arriving prior to the Sept. 16 availability.”

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