The distribution of iPhone 4, limited since the device’s June launch, have improved slightly, and with the handset now advertised for shipping within 5 to 7 days from Apple’s online store. With iPhone growing popularity and at the same time launching of product around the globe has left the Apple unable to meet the demand of the customers.
Here both the models of the iPhone 4 in 16GB and 32GB capacities for $199 and $299, respectively, with AT&T contract are now shipping within 5 to 7 business days. However, the 8GB, $99 iPhone 3GS ships within 1 to 2 weeks and while the white iPhone 4 remains unavailable. The company has said that the white model proved “more challenging to manufacture than expected.
The change in shipping times would imply that Apple has begun to catch up with strong consumer demand for the iPhone 4. But Apple has struggled to meet demand since launch, as supplies for overseas expansion have been constrained. Last month, the iPhone 4 launched in China, and carrier China Unicom was only able to fulfill about half of the preorders placed by customers.