AT&T, Verizon still see iPhone 5 supply constraints, Sprint’s inventory improves

“With the iPad mini hitting shelves Friday, supply of Apple’s iPhone 5 has not yet caught up with demand in the U.S., according to a survey of Apple retail stores,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“Gene Munster and his team at Piper Jaffray polled 70 Apple Stores to check on availability of the iPhone 5,” Oliver reports. “They found that supply is generally constrained for the more popular AT&T and Verizon models, though inventory is said to be improving for Sprint.”

Oliver reports, “Piper Jaffray also conducted a poll this week of 738 U.S. customers which indicated demand for the iPhone 5 is increasing. A poll conducted prior to the iPhone 5 announcement found that 48 percent of customers who planned to buy a smartphone would choose Apple’s next iPhone, while this week’s poll found that 55 percent of those surveyed chose Apple’s iPhone 5.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jax44” for the heads up.]


  1. The iPhone 5 shortage is coz of apple aggressive international rollout . The supply has no problem at all . I don’t understand why the AAPL is pushed down that much .

    If u want iPhone supply shorten to 1-2 weeks , easy , stop rolling out all countries to launch .

    1. Yup, AT&T is still quoting 14-21 days for an order, and none in stock (iPhone 5). Gonna be a monster quarter for Apple once supply catches up, but since Apple is adding India, that may not happen anytime soon.

      Also shows that far fewer people want to be on Sprint’s network than AT&T or Verizon.

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