One analyst has been tracking weekly supplies of iPhone 5S handsets among US Apple Stores, and his latest reports should give hope to anyone seeking out the hot new handset this holiday season.
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iPhone 5S stock finally catching up with demand


As we enter the holiday shopping season, more than a few folks will be seeking to pick up a new iPhone 5S for a loved one. Good news: according to analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, Apple’s stock is finally catching up with demand.

Munster has been conducting a weekly survey of 60 Apple Stores in the US; his latest numbers suggest that supply levels at Apple Store, on average, have reached 90 percent, with certain models already at 100 percent (depending on carrier). The number has risen dramatically from 31 percent only two weeks ago.

The easiest devices to come by are those associated with Verizon and AT&T’s networks, matching popular demand, while Sprint has seen slightly lower stock levels for compatible iPhone 5S handsets. The large increase over November can likely be attributed to Apple’s decision to reign in iPhone 5C production and ramp up orders for 5S units ahead of the holiday season.

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