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Report: iPhone 5s stock to be constrained at launch

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
News Categories: Apple, iPhone

A new report suggests that iPhone 5s supplies will be constrained at launch, as the iPhone 5c will make up the majority of stock at Apple Stores on Friday. Apple is reportedly expecting the space gray iPhone 5s to be the most popular, with fewer silver and gold options in stock. More high-capacity versions of the AT&T 5s models could be available, as compared to Verizon models. It’s also noted that an expected Apple Store app update would let customers keep tabs on what models might be available locally — that update could be released as soon as next week. [via 9to5Mac]

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One must wonder how this qualifies as news worthy. The iPhone 5C is 98% the same internally as the 5 - Apple has had well over a year securing suppliers and manufacturing facilities. The 5S is both an almost entirely new product and will have a considerably higher demand at launch than the “same” phone most people who wanted a 5 already have.

Seems obvious that the 5S’s supply is unlikely to meet demand at launch, whereas you will probably be able to buy the 5C off the shelf at Walmart.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on September 18, 2013 at 6:13 AM (PDT)

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