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U.S./German 16GB iPhone shortages, May replentishment?

Apple appears to be experiencing a widespread shortage of 16GB iPhones, based on checks at multiple Apple retail stores, as well as a report from German iPod publication iFun.de. Ten U.S.-based Apple retail locations contacted by iLounge yielded only one store with the higher-capacity model in stock, while Apple’s online store currently lists a 5-7 business day shipping time on the 16GB model. According to iFun (Translated link), T-Mobile Germany is not currently offering the 16GB version, and the company’s representatives have suggested that the shortage might last until May. Separate checks on the availability of 32GB iPod touch models, which were widely available, suggest that the shortage of 16GB iPhones is not related to Apple’s decreased orders of flash memory, but may instead be attributable to low production of 16GB iPhones, high demand, or merely a reallocation of supplies for international consumption.

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1

Yeah, I just upgraded from an 8gb to a 16gb and when I went to the Apple store they sent upstairs to the AT&T store to because they were all out.

Posted by urbanslaughter on March 14, 2008 at 11:09 AM (PDT)

2

Had no problem scoring mine but that was a few weeks ago.

Posted by Dyvim on March 14, 2008 at 1:18 PM (PDT)

3

===Yeah, I just upgraded from an 8gb to a 16gb and when I went to the Apple store they sent upstairs to the AT&T store to because they were all out. ===

Same for me. The Apple store was out and I had to hoof it to the AT&T store in the same mall. That was also a couple of weeks ago.

Posted by DaleReeck on March 15, 2008 at 10:01 AM (PDT)

4

I got mine at the Apple store and it was the second to last one they had in the store.  I love my iPhone!

Posted by Walt on March 16, 2008 at 9:05 AM (PDT)

5

The only reason is that T-Mobile has bought 250.000 iPhones 8GB for Apple but only sold the half of it. Approx. 120.000.

As they┬┤ve allready paid them, they have to sell the 8GB first in order not to make a great loss!!

Posted by Stefan on March 17, 2008 at 1:05 AM (PDT)

6

16 gb

Shipped by: March 25
Delivered by: March 31

Posted by Think Adrian. on March 17, 2008 at 12:24 PM (PDT)

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