Verizon iPhones in short supply as iPhone 5S release draws nearer

News from Verizon Wireless shows that the iPhone 5 is in short supply, suggesting Verizon is most likely preparing for the release of the iPhone 5S release.

According to reports, color options for both the 32GB and 64GB models are low in stock, with the 16GB model still available. It’s almost certain that the iPhone 5 shortage is a result of preparation for the iPhone 5S, which is expected to be announced on the September 10, with a September 20 release date.


Rumors are suggesting that with the release of the iPhone 5S, Apple will double the capacity of its iPhones, so that the top end iPhone will feature 128GB of storage, as is the case with the iPad. This would mean that Apple’s entry-level iPhone would be the 16 GB version of either its iPhone 5 or 5S. However, with the prospective release of an iPhone 5C, it doesn’t really make sense to suggest that Apple will also create an entry-level iPhone device.

Just exactly how Apple’s iPhone line up will look on September 10 is a mystery. However, we are certain that Apple will release an iPhone 5S, and an iPhone 5C. As you can see, there still remains some confusion over the exact storage configuration over each of these devices. For example, if Apple releases an iPhone 5C, but also keeps the 16GB iPhone 5 as a budget device, one of these will become the entry-level iPhone, however because we don’t know the specs of the 5C, this remains unclear.

In the meantime, be certain that Apple’s iPhone launch is coming very soon, and that all the tell-tale signs are beginning to show across the industry.


Via: 9to5 Mac

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