By Stephen Schenck | November 26, 2013 5:33 PM
When Apple first started sales of the iPhone 5S a couple months back, it could be tricky to get your hands on certain models. That gold finish in particular posed to be a difficult one to track down, but even the other color options weren’t necessarily easy for everyone to find. We heard reports from analysts at the time which seemed optimistic that Apple could get its supply issues worked out by the holiday season. With that right on our doorstep now, a new report attempts to confirm that prediction: that Apple’s finally gotten on top of iPhone 5S availability.
An analyst’s survey of US Apple stores reveals that the 5S has risen to dominate on-hand stocks, accounting for something like 90 percent of the units most stores are carrying. That’s up a huge amount from just a couple weeks ago, suggesting that Apple’s only recently been able to take deliveries of the 5S in the quantities its users demand.
Of course, we’re still going to grumble next time a smartphone launches without sufficient stock to go around, but we’ll enjoy this pleasant respite while it lasts.