The shortage of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in Russia will continue until mid-October
The situation with the supply of smartphones iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will improve in the beginning of October this year. About it, according to the sources, Apple has notified the managers of brand retail chains.
At the moment in most Apple stores, there is a shortage of a new generation of smartphone. The situation promises to be resolved before the next month. The company intends to begin to provide Apple retail stores smartphones with 8 Oct. By mid-month visitors outlets must be available all models and colors iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
It is noted that Apple now gives priority to online orders. “Customers are encouraged to reserve the smartphone via the Internet, the sources said MacRumors.
The restriction imposed by Apple on the supply of new gadgets in Russia, has led to excessive demand for the iPhone 7 in stores. Due to the lack of the most popular colors for the first day the company sold “only” 16,000 new smartphones. Over the same period last year were sold in Russia about 20 000 iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
The most popular were models of color “black onyx” in the configuration 128 and 256 GB, while Apple, according to media reports, has shipped to Russia mostly the device in versions of 32 GB and unpopular colors (silver, gold and rose gold). “As a result, some retailers had to set unrealistic deadlines for the delivery of up to 60 days,” said the observers.
In the Russian Apple online store is now available not for all models. Within 2-3 weeks after ordering promise to deliver iPhone 7 black, silver, gold colors of the body and the color “rose gold”. “Black onyx” have to wait 3-5 weeks. The situation is even worse with the iPhone 7 Plus: 3-4 weeks will have to wait for all models except “black onyx”. The latter will be available in November. In other Russian online shops most of the new smartphones are also sold out.