It seems that either Apple has caught up with demand for the iPhone 5s, or demand for the handset has slowed enough for Apple to catch up, as a new survey of the company’s retail stores finds that all models are in stock at all locations.
The research team at investment firm Piper Jaffray has conducted bi-weekly polls of 60 U.S. Apple Stores. They found that as of last week, all models of the iPhone 5s were 100 percent in stock at all locations polled.
Even the unlocked iPhone 5s models appear to be in stock.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene (Eddie) Munster notes that the supply of the iPhone 5s has improved “dramatically” from just two weeks ago, when only 24% of Apple’s stores had all models of the iPhone in stock.
“We believe Apple has caught up to demand, which we had expected ahead of the core holiday period,” Munster wrote. “In reflecting on the supply for the 5S product launch overall, we believe that net-net Apple has done a better job in supplying stores with phones proportional to demand.”
Online shipping times have also improved, to just one to three days for all models.
Piper Jaffray has predicted that iPhone sales will grow 16% year-over-year for the current quarter.