This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of low iPhone 5S inventory. When Apple didn’t offer pre-orders for the smartphone, it was believed that was due to supply constraints. Only yesterday we heard a report citing various carrier sources saying that they had “grotesquely” low iPhone 5S inventory. A new report claims that all four carriers and the U.S. retail giants that are going to release the new iPhone tomorrow don’t have any inventory for iPhone 5S units in gold and silver color.
If this report is true, then it most certainly is a bummer. Apple has offered a gold color option for the very first time, if it isn’t available from majority of the points of sale across the U.S. on launch day, customers lining up for them probably won’t be too happy. 9to5mac claims that every carrier source and U.S. retail outlet it has heard from says that they only have the iPhone 5S in space grey. Though there’s a possibility that stock in the aforementioned colors might arrive late at night. This situation is said to be only at retail stores, customers will be able to order the iPhone 5S in any color from any carrier or retailer that they want online, but they’ll have to wait for their new iPhone to arrive in the mail.