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iPhone Availability Update (Nov 10)

by | Nov 11, 2019 | TSB

As we indicated in yesterday’s TSB, here’s the last iPhone availability update we will be publishing.  All data is taken from the carrier websites as of Nov 10.  If there is a range given for a ship date, we chose the latest date.  Here are the takeaways from the latest data:

All iPhone issues have cleared up for Verizon.  In a handful of  instances, Verizon has better availability than Apple’s online site.  As you can see from the above slide, it’s generally a good inventory situation for AT&T as well unless you really want the color yellow.

The iPhone Pro availability is a little bit better for T-Mobile and worse overall for AT&T.  Silver seems to be the color issue this week (it was previously midnight green).

The iPhone 11 Pro Max continues to be an issue for T-Mobile, except for the 64GB model (which is likely the least ordered model under the logic of “If you are going to buy the iPhone 11 Pro Max, get 256 or 512GB”).  Again, Midnight Green colors have been solved, but to have half of the colors out of stock until (as late as) December 10 is pretty severe.   In each of the availability cases described above, customers could go to the local Apple store and activate service on T-Mobile in lieu of waiting a month (the Apple site is showing no backorder of any iPhone 11 Pro Max model).

The bottom line here is that both AT&T and T-Mobile are seeing strong demand for the iPhone 11 and most of this is coming from upgrades and promotional offers.  Verizon’s availability likely has something to do with their 5G messaging (the iPhone 11 lineup is not compatible with Verizon’s latest network).

Hope that this information is useful.  You can download the information here:  iPhone availability as of Nov 10

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