Last week, Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the newest additions to its illustrious line of smartphones. The latest handsets feature all-new cameras, improved performance, and IP67 dust- and water-resistance.
Apple opened pre-orders in various markets around the world last Friday, priced in the US from $649 for the iPhone 7, and $769 for the 7 Plus. But while some naysayers insisted that the new iPhones don't offer much of an improvement over last year's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and that buyers would be put off by Apple's decision to remove the dedicated headphone jack from the new handsets, that doesn't seem to have stopped people from ordering them.
The new iPhones will officially be released on Friday, September 16, but today, Apple revealed that its launch inventory of the iPhone 7 Plus is completely sold out. If you were hoping to pre-order a 7 Plus now, or to stroll in to an Apple Store this Friday to buy one, you're out of luck.
And despite Apple's warnings that its new glossy Jet Black color option is more prone to scuffs and scratches than the other versions on offer, all Jet Black models of the iPhone 7 are also sold out for now.
Apple says that "limited quantities of iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold and [non-Jet] black will be available for walk-in customers" at its stores on Friday.
If you're determined to get an iPhone 7 Plus, or a Jet Black iPhone 7, in the next few days, your best bet is to try buying one from another retailer, or to see if your carrier has any in stock. Otherwise, you'll just have to wait until Apple has new stock available; the company says that it's working to make that happen "as soon as possible".