iPhone 5S rumors: new iPhone supply demand may not be enough until December – analyst

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Comparing the current demand with that from last year, analyst Gene Munster says Apple won’t cover market demand by early December.

“By comparison, the iPhone 5 did not reach supply/demand equilibrium based on online shipping times until early December,” Munster says. “It appears that the 5S could follow the same pattern based on early ship time tracking.”

All the iPhone 5S devices ordered by Apple are now delivered in October, except in Japan, the country in which the smartphones are not available for purchase in mobile operators’ stores.