Apple confirmed it has also sold out of the standard iPhone 7 model in Jet Black.
“Beginning Friday, limited quantities of iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold and black will be available for walk-in customers at Apple retail stores”. (TMUS.O) said on Tuesday they received strong pre-orders for the iPhone 7, sending Apple shares up. On Apple’s website, currently, the wait time is 2-3 weeks.
Breaking with tradition, the company will not release first-weekend sales of the iPhone 7 and 7 plus, saying the figure reflects supply than demand.
Stay tuned to SWR for more updates and latest news on Apple iPhone 7. Interested employees are reportedly leaving no stones unturned to pocket the Jet Black variant of iPhone 7 Plus!
The 5.5-inch iPhone model, known as the Plus, has sold out soon after launch since Apple introduced the size with the iPhone 6 in 2014. In the USA and in the United Kingdom, the wait time is as long as two to three weeks, and those who are waiting for the Jet Black variant will have to wait up to five weeks as the model will have to go through a “nine-step anodization and polishing process”. During the online pre-order period, initial quantities of iPhone 7 Plus in all finishes and iPhone 7 in jet black sold out and will not be available for walk-in customers.
“We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world”, Apple’s statement read.
As with all drop tests, we don’t recommend you try this at home and while we’ll let you make your mind up on just how durable the new iPhones are, we will say this; it’s quite surprising that they’ve manage to survive such impacts and Apple certainly deserves credit for creating smartphones capable of doing so. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said in a statement that they appreciate their customers’ patience, and that the company is now working to get the new phones out for everyone who wants one as fast as they can.