360° Coverage : Unlocked iPhone 5c Models Remain in Short Supply

Unlocked iPhone 5c Models Remain in Short Supply

Shortage in Supply of Unlocked iPhone 5c

Sep 18 2013, 6:02am CDT | by

Unlocked iPhone 5c Models Remain in Short Supply
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Many consumers are already in a rush to get their hands on the brand new iPhone 5c that is set to launch on Friday, September 20th. The yellow version of the 16 GB model appears to be the most popular, being the first of the launch-day stock to run out. Other models of the device are now following suit getting to be in increasingly shorter supply before launch-day has even arrived. This might mean disappointment for those who planned to by their iPhone 5c in-store on the date of launch.

This simply proves the principle of buying new versions of the iPhone valid. Those who want the latest versions must be ready with money in hand weeks in advance. Although September 20th, 2013 is supposed to be the date the iPhone 5c hits stores, current shipping dates on all five colors is currently set for September 25th. The unlocked models of the iPhone 5c, which are the ones that are 16 GB and come priced at $549, are the ones in shortest supply. Even the green 32 GB iPhone 5c, which is not one of the most popular models, is showing a shipping date set for September 25.

The low availability of the iPhone 5c is a phenomenon mainly limited to the US. Availability shows as still good in other markets, with shipping dates still set for the launch date of September 20th, the only exception is outlying areas where delivery naturally can be several days more, and Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, shortages mimic that of what is being seen in the US. All models quickly moved to a shipping date that is 1-2 weeks beyond the originally set launch date.

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/25" rel="author">Bijon Kumar Pramanik</a>
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Apple to Start Selling New HomeKit Thermostat
Apple to Start Selling New HomeKit Thermostat
ecobee3 will begin selling online and in stores it begins Today
 
 
GoPro Announces Smaller Size Camera with Wireless iPhone Connectivity
GoPro Announces Smaller Size Camera with Wireless iPhone Connectivity
Hero4 Session is cube shaped, half as big, and 40 percent lighter
 
 
Apple Reportedly Introducing New Packaging for Third-Party Accessories
Apple Reportedly Introducing New Packaging for Third-Party Accessories
The move highlights Appleā€™s dominance in the consumer electronics market
 
 
iPhone 6S Details Revealed
iPhone 6S Details Revealed
There are two full weeks to go before the public will get their first look at the new iPhone 6S and any other new iPhone technology. However, that doesn't mean that there aren't hints out there! The newest details,...