Apple gradually catching up with iPhone 5 demand in US stores, analyst survey reveals

Apple gradually catching up with iPhone 5 demand in US stores, analyst survey reveals
With supply chain performance improving, Apple seems to be catching up to the demand for the iPhone 5 with US carriers already as well. Apple Store checks in 100 locations by analyst Gene Munster and his team at Piper Jaffray showed that for the first time availability was above 20% for all major US carriers that have the iPhone in their portfolio, including Sprint.

The team has been consistently polling 100 Apple Stores for the last three weeks 30 minutes after 10pm, when the new iPhone 5 units are up for reservation, and the stores spanned 10 zip codes in total.

With 54 percent availability for the AT&T model in stock, 24 percent for the Verizon version, and 84 percent for Sprint now, things are much better in comparison with just last week, when Verizon and AT&T stock of the iPhone 5 was very low.

"We believe this is an important step for Apple as it appears they are finally gaining momentum in being able to keep up with demand for the iPhone 5. We believe that if AT&T and Verizon device availability follows the same trend as Sprint, it may only be 2-3 weeks before iPhone 5s are consistently available to customers," Munster clarified today.

FEATURED VIDEO

23 Comments

1. mydi.maus unregistered

go apple..

18. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Now bunch of fruit fans would come and will talk about fruit and its fake demands.

24. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

oh please all this crap about Apple having so much demand that they're not able to meet it is crap and nothing more. Just look at the article today on PA revealing sales of top ten in smartphones in which Apple sales aren't even half of Sammy's....Astalaveesta Apple!

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Supply goes up or demand goes down???

7. sandysingh252

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It's easy to publish anything when the researches are for USA only and everyone forgets that USA isn't the big name for surveys nowadays!!! Come to countries like India and China, where suppliers are begging (actually insisting) the dealers to buy at least 3 iPhone 4S with 1 iPhone 5, so that they can prove to the world that Metal Glass brick sells very well!

20. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

So does market share which some say Apple doesn't care about :)

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A product as great as the i5 has high demand.

4. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

It's artificial demand to create the illusion of real demand, you know it as well as I do. Many stores havent gotten halfway through their waiting lists a month out because they're only getting 3 a week. Either it's terrible yield on their LCDs or its artificial demand, but I've got an idea

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Or maybe just maybe. The article is correct, nahhhh that couldn't b it lmao. U guys crack me up with this stuff. The iPhone 5 is n huge demand and that's that.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said

10. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

this is why people cant stand you and the trolls, you say your ''neutral'' yet look at you cheering on a well known troll

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't care who can't stand me, and will cheer on who I want. And please stop responding to my articles.

14. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

for the last time these arent your articles you dont own them so either grow a pair and get used to it or stop been a cheer leader ohh and before you play the victim, you commenting on things ive commented on calling me a secret android user was tragic

15. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

A manufactured news article... I'm in the business, and so far nothing approaching the high demand of years past has been seen...

26. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

High demand or keeping low stock... Apple is pretty well known for that...

9. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Great review from Iphone Arena

13. kach22

Posts: 153; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

If this survey finding is true then I feel sorry for the people of USA.

16. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

ok who cares

21. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2147; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I would like to see Apple add a 5.95" model to the iPhone 5. Make it edge to edge screen and make it run iPad HD apps. Price it around $299 and $399 respectively on a 2-year contract. They could come in 32GB and 64GB models. This would change the game for Apple and would allow them to display their dominance. MSRP would be $849 and $949 off contract. This would be killer!!!

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.