Apple Still can not Supply the Demand for the iPhone 6
Three months after the start of sales Apple still can not cope with the demand for the iPhone 6.
The demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains strong three months after the start of flagship smartphones sales. Retailers can not provide new Apple products for everybody yet.
As of December 12, up to 56% of iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus models remained available at the Apple Store, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster found. In comparison with mid-November, the level of availability of Apple smartphones has grown significantly, but has not yet reached 100%.
There is a shortage of each brand new generation of iPhones, Munster says. Initial deliveries of the Apple phones are severely limited, so customers have to wait for several weeks to purchase the device. The issue is exacerbated on the New Year ?s Eve, when electronic sales significantly increased.
Last year, Apple managed to solve the issue with iPhone 5s shortage in early December. This year, in order to achieve the balance a longer period needed. By the end of the year, American computer electronics giant could offer no more than 80% of iPhone 6 smartphones of the volumes required.
According to the US Apple Online Store statistical data, delivery terms for the iPhone 6 with a storage capacity of 16 to 64 GB counted from 1 to 3 business days. Last week delivery terms were 3-5 days, in November – 7-10 days.
Outside the US, iPhone supply volume has raised, but remains lower than expected level. Nine Apple corporate offices reduced smartphone delivery terms to 3-5 days.