Apple sells out of iPhone 7 Plus, jet black iPhone 7 handsets, inventory to be limited in stores on launch day
Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2016, 10:42
Category: iPhone, News, retail
If you’re looking to snag a jet black iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus tomorrow, you might be out of luck already.
Apple has issued a statement citing that the iPhone 7 Plus, especially in its jet black color, would be in short supply for walk-in customers without a reservation.
The statement also indicates that Apple’s jet black iPhones and all iPhone 7 plus models in all colors have sold out completely in the initial online ordering period and that no inventory will be available.
Apple offered the following statement to its customers:
We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world. 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. 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. Availability at partner locations for all finishes may vary and we recommend checking directly with them. Customers can continue to order all models in all colors on apple.com. We sincerely appreciate our customers’ patience as we work hard to get the new iPhone into the hands of everyone who wants one as quickly as possible.
Come Friday, you might not be able to get the exact iPhone 7 handset that you want and you might have to wait a few weeks for new inventory to come in. Still, not a terrible start for an iPhone whose removal of a headphone jack made people wonder which local store sold both torches and pitchforks…