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IPhone 3G S demand outstripping supply, as O2 sells out

IPhone 3G S demand outstripping supply, as O2 sells out

Concerns are mounting that seasonal demand for the iPhone 3G S will outstrip supply, after O2 confirmed it has sold out of the handsets.

Earlier this week, Orange and Vodafone both announced that they would be joining O2 as UK iPhone carriers in months to come. Orange is due to commence selling Apple phones before Christmas, while Vodafone will begin offering them as of January 2010.

However, a statement on the O2 website has announced that it no longer has any stock of the in-demand handsets. Meanwhile, according to report from the Telegraph, the majority of the stores in the company’s retail network have also sold out and have been without stock for the last two weeks.

The issues with supply raises the prospect of massive pent up demand for iPhones developing in the run-up to Christmas.

This is likely to exacerbated by the fact that 65,000 Orange customers had pre-registered for updates about the handset within just 24 hours of the company announcing it is to carry the phone.

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