Apple CEO Tim Cook has told a conference call with investors that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ‘demand is far outstripping supply’. The news comes after Apple revealed record breaking profits for the three months from July to September.
Cook added that he didn’t know if Apple would be able to balance supply and demand in the current quarter, as it struggles to keep up with orders. Currently, anyone ordering an iPhone 6 from the UK Apple Store needs to wait seven to ten business days, with iPhone 6 Plus customers having to wait between three and four weeks.
At the time of writing, Apple’s Covent Garden store in London had no iPhone 6 16GB models and staff were unable to say when more units would be arriving.
Despite his warnings, Cook said he remained confident demand would be met. Analysts have predicted Apple will sell more than 60 million new iPhones from its launch date in September up until Christmas.
In its most recent quarter, the iPhone hit 39.2 million sales, a boost over last year’s figure of 33.8 million.
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