November 26, 2013
Buying an iPhone 5s has never been easier, which is great news heading into the holiday shopping season. A new analysis shows that 90 percent of iPhone 5s models are now available at Apple retail stores across the United States, according to AppleInsider. In his latest check of iPhone 5s supplies, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has found that 99 percent of AT&T SKUs are in stock at Apple stores. This number slips to 98 percent for Verizon Wireless models. Meanwhile, just 72 percent of Sprint SKUs are in stock at this time. These numbers are a significant improvement from where they were just a few weeks ago. On Oct. 11, Munster reported that just 6 percent of iPhone 5s SKUS were in stock. Soon after the new handset was released in September, that number stood at 27 percent. In total, 90 percent of iPhone 5s models are in stock as of Nov. 25. This is down slightly from the 95 percent availability of iPhone 5 models on the same date a year ago. See also: Apple Is Now Accepting Orders For Unlocked iPhone 5s Handsets In The US, Compared: The Real Cost Of Apple's iPhone 5s Around The World, and Shipping Estimates For Apple's iPhone 5s Improve To 3-5 Business Days.