∞ Demand for iPhone 4S remains strong


Verizon Wireless customers may have to wait more than three weeks for the device, according to the carrier’s website. That compares with as much as 21 days at AT&T and up to 14 days at Sprint Nextel. While some tech blogs have suggested Apple’s manufacturing isn’t keeping pace, the carriers point to unexpectedly strong demand for the handset.

And the new BlackBerry sales are slowing. People would rather wait weeks to get an iPhone than take their pick of a BlackBerry now.

  • But, but Henry “banned by the SEC” Blodget told us that we should be panicking over horribly slow iPhone 4S sales. I don’t know what to believe!!!

    • His Shadow

      It’s a good time to be pundit. It’s now conventional wisdom that poor sales are bad for a company, and not being able to keep your device on the shelves for long because of strong sales is also evidence of poor sales, which is bad for a company.

      • Anonymous

        We are at war with Eurasia. We have always been at war with Eurasia.

  • Kyle Butler

    I love how it’s always “unexpected” strong demand.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not “unexpected” strong demand…it’s “unexpectedly” strong. That is, they expected strong demand, but what they got was even stronger than they expected.

  • Vamsmack

    It’s the same situation here in Australia. Retailers are struggling to keep stock on the shelves. I had to call 9 dealers before I could find a 4S then they only had the 64GB Black model in stock (thankfully that’s the one I was after).