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08-12-2010, 10:04 AM #1
Half of Apple Retail Stores Still Without iPhone 4
The iPhone 4 supply shortage is still a major issue for Apple. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster released data gleaned from a new survey this week of Apple stores in the US. What he found is that demand for the updated 4th generation iPhone is still remarkably strong, even in the aftermath of the now subsided "Antennagate" PR disaster. In fact, roughly half of the Apple retail outlets he contacted were completely sold out of the device and required daily shipments to keep pace with demand.
Incredibly, this reality actually represents an improvement for Apple. As reported today by Barrons, Munster noted that prior to July 10th, in-store availability of the iPhone 4 was nowhere to be found. 0 out of 20 stores contacted by Munster had the iPhone in stock. Two weeks later, the situation had only improved marginally, with 3 out of five stores contacted having the device on site.
"We had expected near full in store availability in the U.S. by now, given it has been several weeks since the iPhone 4 U.S. launch (June 24)," Munster wrote, reminding everyone that the iPhone 4 sold nearly two million units in its first few days of release. “Given most stores we checked with indicated they are receiving daily iPhone shipments, we believe that Apple is seeing continued strong demand for iPhone 4 and we remain comfortable with our September quarter estimate of 11 million units despite the “Antennagate” PR debacle,” he added.
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08-12-2010, 10:06 AM #2
Waiting. And waiting and waiting...
08-12-2010, 10:13 AM #3
I had ordered one here in Canada on July 30 when they went on sale from the apple site and it said delivery Aug 27th, we only have one apple store here in town so I kept calling and sure enough last Tues when they got a shipment in I rushed down and only had to stand in line 40 minutes inlcuding parking and walking time through the mall and got one right away, worked out great. When I came out of the store the line was about 200 people deep now but no where near enough phones that shipment to cover them so staff started counting people and cutting the line. The store here in town seems to get a 100 or so 32 gigs a day from what I have seen.
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08-12-2010, 10:15 AM #4
ordered mine on apple.com a week or so ago, 3 week back order so wont get it mailed to my home till the end of the month so this doesnt shock me too much that most apple stores dont even have the phone by now. Hopefully the white iPhone will help ease the availability but i highly doubt it I think when the white one does come out demand will go through the roof again
08-12-2010, 10:20 AM #5
going to buy one soon online or from a apple storeNo signature spam...only warning
08-12-2010, 10:39 AM #6
good luck, guys. all I can say is that it's worth the wait.
08-12-2010, 10:41 AM #7
got mine on launch day <3
08-12-2010, 10:46 AM #8
I dont know how they do it... would love if people were lining up and buying out all my stuff everyday. Apple, you amaze me.
08-12-2010, 10:47 AM #9
I bought mine from Apple online last week, and am ok with waiting 3 weeks because I'm away at a summer school program and won't be home until next week. So I'll just have to use my 2G iPhone for a week, no biggie
08-12-2010, 10:55 AM #10
08-12-2010, 10:55 AM #11
I kind of find this rather funny...Even the local ATT store and Best Buy has no idea when or how many Iphone4s they are going to get. But the local Walmart has been getting 8-10 every week. When I got mine a month ago ,everyone told me there were none to be had anywhere...Walmart had 8.
How is it Walmart can keep them stocked and Apple Stores can't ?
08-12-2010, 10:59 AM #12
Because a lot of people don't know Walmart sells them.
08-12-2010, 11:01 AM #13
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08-12-2010, 11:06 AM #15
All of my local Rogers stores are sold out, don't take pre orders and won't tell you when the next shipment is coming. Ouch
08-12-2010, 11:09 AM #16
Ordered mine from Rogers directly on launch day and got it last Wednesday in the mail.
From what I know I'm the only one in Canada to get an iPhone directly from Rogers.
08-12-2010, 11:10 AM #17
Yeah, that's where I got mine.
08-12-2010, 11:13 AM #18
08-12-2010, 11:25 AM #19
I got mine through Radioshack. I traded in my 3G for the new i4 and got $100 store credit, which I used towards my i4 purchase. Plus I received $20 extra store credit for purchasing my i4 there. That pretty much paid for my "Incipio" case and screen protector.
08-12-2010, 11:28 AM #20