The iPhone 5s was launched back in September to high demand. Throughout this entire year we had been keeping up with an endless string of rumors about Apple’s latest iPhone, and when it finally came out, customers certainly wanted one for themselves. Apple has certainly been trying its best to meet demand, however back in October a survey of 60 Apple Retail Stores in the U.S. revealed that only 10 percent had the latest iPhone in stock. Things are looking much better now, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. His recent checks of the 60 U.S. Apple Retail Stores he surveys reveal that now almost 90 percent of the stores have iPhone 5s in stock.

Munster claims that iPhone 5s supply will finally be able to catch up with demand early next month. A crucial time since the holiday shopping craze is definitely worth capitalizing upon. Shipping times have certainly improved, the online Apple Store now lists only three to five business days as opposed to two to three weeks which were listed earlier this month. Munster also notes that iPhone 5s availability on major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon is far better this year than it was around the same time last year, when the iPhone 5 was released.

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