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  • iPhone 4S Sells Out Daily at 85% of Apple Retail Stores


    It's a remarkable statistic that speaks to the runaway popularity of the iPhone 4S.

    Thanks to an insightful new research note from Chris Whitmore of Deutsche Bank, a new poll of retail stores reveals that Apple is seeing almost daily iPhone 4S inventory outages at some 85% of all the company's retail outlets. The actual percentage, however, may really be closer to 90%.

    "Our retail checks reveal Apple is experiencing daily stock outs at ~85-90% of the ~30 retail stores we called. Apple employees are directing customers to make an online appointment (first come first serve) for next day pick up at nearby Apple retail stores as stocks appear to be refreshed daily at most locations," Whitmore said. As of this writing, Apple maintains that there us still a waiting time of at least one week (possibly two weeks) for new iPhone 4S orders.

    Given the stellar sales success Apple has enjoyed thus far with its new iPhone, Whitmore is maintaining a 28-million unit forecast for the current quarter’s total iPhone sales. Consequently, although Apple failed to beat the street in October, the next earnings report may very well be Apple's strongest. If so, the iPhone 4S will be directly responsible.

    Whitmore similarly retains a pretty hefty "buy" rating on shares of Apple (AAPL) and a $530 price target, which is well over $100 from Apple's current share price.

    Source: Barron's
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4S Sells Out Daily at 85% of Apple Retail Stores started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      I remember all the people saying they wouldn't buy the 4S, because it wasn't a 5....lol. But my goodness, that is many many many iPhones. Apple's cash horde just keeps going up...
    1. iKillYou's Avatar
      iKillYou -
      I guess people will get excited about the same thing that came out last year. Buncha tools
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      I remember all the people saying they wouldn't buy the 4S, because it wasn't a 5....lol.
      I wouldn't doubt most of those people stuck to their guns. The number of people that frequent this forum is miniscule compared to the number of people actually out there holding iphones. Having purchased the 4S, I don't really regret it, but I also don't really feel I got a new phone. Fiance's sister got the old iPhone 4, so all in all things worked out alright still.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Yeah.....sure it does!

      And i'm dating Zoe Saldana.
    1. back9player's Avatar
      back9player -
      this article should really say "iPhone 16/32 GB 4S Sells Out Daily at 85% of Apple Retail Stores"
    1. ifine's Avatar
      ifine -
      Having purchased the 4S, I don't really regret it, but I also don't really feel I got a new phone.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Yeah.....sure it does!

      And i'm dating Zoe Saldana.
      That is nothing just wait till the i phone 5 with it's new design and bigger screen comes out next year then we will talk about numbers selling out