Apple sees spot shortages of selected iPhone 3GS at Apple Retail Stores across U.S.

Apple Online Store “The iPhone availability widget is back — new and improved — and it’s showing spot shortages of selected iPhones at Apple stores across the United States,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune. “The availability tool, which appears on Apple’s website in times of scarcity, was last seen in the summer of 2008, when demand for the iPhone 3G was heavy and supplies short.”

“When it reappeared on Friday, only 29 of Apple’s 257 stores were displaying shortages of any iPhones… By Sunday morning, however, there were red “sold out” lights for selected 3GS models in all but six states. Kentucky’s only store, in Louisville, was completely out of stock,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “James W.” for the heads up.]

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