Apple finally catches up to demand for the iPhone 5s according to analyst

Analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray has been keeping an eye out on the poor availability of Apple's new flagship iPhone 5s since it was launched in September. You may remember that Apple quickly suffered supply and demand issues when they opted to concentrate on the "cheaper" 5c, which incidentally did not run into shortages, and actually failed to meet expected sales targets

In fact the iPhone 5s outsold the 5c by three to one in the U.K. alone, while across the pond in the U.S. at the start of October, only 8 percent of 60 stores surveyed across the country had the 5s in stock. Two weeks ago, a survey of the same stores showed a slight increase with 24 percent being able to deliver an iPhone 5s to customers. The most recent survey conducted a few days ago showed 100 percent availability, which means every single Apple Retail Store that was surveyed had the iPhone 5s in stock. 

Munter also said in a note to investors that he believed that Apple has finally caught up to demand for the 5s, with one Foxconn factory ceasing all manufacturing of the 5c to concentrate instead on the 5s.

Apple's online store has also adjusted the expected shipping date back to between 1 and 3 days if you buy it through them, which can't be a bad thing either.

Source: VR Zone | Image: Apple

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