“Apple Inc.’s iPhone 3G supply dropped dramatically over the weekend, as the company’s own inventory tool showed fewer than 9% of its stores had any phones to sell on Sunday,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.
“As of 11 a.m. Eastern time, only 16 of Apple’s U.S. retail stores, or 8.5% of the 188 total stores, listed iPhone 3Gs available. That figure is significantly down from Thursday, when 50 stores, or 27%, indicated that they had iPhones in stock,” Keizer reports.
“And unlike last week, when as many as 13 stores said that they had all three iPhone 3G models for sale — the 8GB version in black, and the 16GB version in both white and black — by Sunday, no Apple store had all in inventory,” Keizer reports.
“Gene Munster, an analyst with Piper Jaffray & Co., said in a Thursday interview that it would take Apple two to four weeks to place orders with its suppliers, receive more iPhones and restock the depleted inventory,” Keizer reports. “AT&T Inc.’s 1,200 retail stores, meanwhile, were almost completely out iPhone inventory as early as last Tuesday.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Kevin” for the heads up.]