Apple is finally getting on top of stock shortages of the iPhone 5, an analyst has calculated, ending a period marked by lengthy waits for tech fans hoping to get hold of the handset.
Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray based his assessment that the strain on supply has eased over the last ten days on daily checks he carries out at 100 Apple Stores across the US.
According to Munster, so marked has the improvement been that he forecasts an imminent end to the wait times of up to three weeks that have been faced by would-be iPhone 5 owners.
In a note to investors Munster stated: “We believe that within the next two weeks that customers will be able to purchase iPhone 5s at Apple Stores same day."
Whether stockholdings of the handset are improving in the UK too isn’t clear. But the fact that the situation in the US is looking rosier certainly augurs well.
If tech-site rumours can be believed, Apple’s problems lie partly in design problems presented by the iPhone 5, which the company’s manufacturing partners claim has made the phone something of a scratch-magnet.
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