Has supply caught up with demand?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jedi74, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. jedi74 macrumors regular

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    Just curious if people are still having trouble getting iPhone 5's at apple stores?

    I would like to get a feeling before i start hardcore researching/calling stores.....

    thanks for all of your help!
     
  2. PeterTran macrumors member

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    bump i would also like to know this
     
  3. ixodes macrumors 601

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    The numbers vary from store to store, only Apple knows what their inventory & production volume is. Anything else is guesswork.
     
  4. bowlen macrumors member

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    I think you can tell by the estimated shipping time on the Apple website (which is currently around 1-2 weeks)???

    I haven't been into an Apple shop, but I think it is slowly catching up
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    The Seattle area stores are all still saying no available stock and they don't know when they'll get any.
     
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    3-4 not 1-2 in US.
     
  7. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a

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    ? What exactly is hard core calling or researching? Just how many Apple stores are in your area? Shouldn't take but a minute to answer your question. Anyway, I was at the Newark, DE store (packed to the gills with people at 3 pm on a week day, BTW) and they had plenty. I asked one of the sales associates and he intimated that they had never run out, although stock did get drawn down occassionally. Now the (*&^ lightning cable I was there for...THAT was sold out,

    Isn't there a reservation system that you can use after 10 pm to assure yourself of a device? The Apple store app tells you whats in your local store as well (if you have an iOS device).

    Good luck!
     
  8. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    How? Only way I knew of checking was through the reservation feature (if it said In Stock). Are you referring to that only? If not, please tell!
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    3-4 week ship times and numerous threads on this forum started by those still looking. Supply has not yet caught up.
     
  10. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    I ordered one on Sept 29, and was quoted Oct. 31-Nov 6th if that helps. Still haven't seen any in stores.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I wish, still sold out everywhere and the chinese are working very slow:D
     
  12. bowlen macrumors member

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    Ah yeah - just checked. It is 3-4 in AUS too.
     
  13. foam macrumors member

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    Just checked the reservation and every Apple store has in stock in my area. I feel like the only person short is AT&T... they said I won't get mine until next month and won't let me cancel
     
  14. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Slow is good as long as the quality improves which plagued the early adopters !

    It took me 14 attempts at reserving mine from my local Apple Store in the Uk.

    Eventually got my reservation success e mail and i am picking it up later on today.

    Happy days.
     
  15. iAi macrumors 6502

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    Thanks to those who really worked hard and slow during week 39! :D It was flawless. :cool:
     
  16. old-wiz macrumors G3

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  17. MxChino macrumors member

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    I was at the Columbus Ohio Polaris location last night to exchange my iPhone and there was plenty of walk ins buying iPhones.
     

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