This one source, who works for a major U.S. carrier, said in a published report on Tuesday that the inventory of phones that Apple has promised the carriers appears to be disappointing. This refers to both new iPhone versions and the source says that this limited supply has affected all major U.S. carriers.
According to this anonymous source, the situation is not going to get better soon. The number of new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s units that Apple plans on supplying the carriers with will still remain low the week after the launch. For those who missed the news, Apple will start taking orders for the new handsets Friday at 3:01 am EDT on its website. At 8:00am local time Friday, the phones will be available for purchase from U.S. Apple Stores.
Last year, Apple sold a disappointing 5 million units during the opening weekend of Apple iPhone 5 sales. Can Apple beat that figure this year?