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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Apple simply cheats... It forces mobile operators into contracts for very large quantities of phones and if they fail to meet that big number, they need to pay the phones anyway.

To be fair 5S is the most luxurious smartphone out there with decent specs for about the same price as other high end smartphones which makes it a great value.

Don't need to be an analyst to know all that, it happens every time a new iPhone is released! As for the iPhone 5s outselling the 5c then we also knew that too! I can't believe someone gets paid to 'come up' with this.

fusi0n said,
iPhones are great for non-tech people that want a smartphone..

Or tech people who just don't care about customising every aspect of their private phone...

fusi0n said,
iPhones are great for non-tech people that want a smartphone..

They're also great for tech people that want a smartphone.

.Neo said,

Or tech people who just don't care about customising every aspect of their private phone...

I didn't mean anything by it.. It is a good phone all around..

I'd like to get the champagne/gold color for my mother this Christmas. Can't find it in any of the 6 Apple stores near me.

JHBrown said,
I'd like to get the champagne/gold color for my mother this Christmas. Can't find it in any of the 6 Apple stores near me.

It could be worse. For example I can't find any Apple store in my country, because there aren't any.