Less than six days after iPhone 7 pre-orders went live, Apple on Wednesday issued out a statement for those that hoped to get their hands on the company’s newest flagship, saying that the iPhone 7 Plus were sold out within minutes in the initial online ordering period and that no inventory will be available.
“This matches what I’ve heard which is that jet black iPhone 7s are incredibly hard to come by even for employees and executives inside Apple especially the Plus models. Most reviewers and other early birds got matte black iPhone 7 Pluses to test – I only know of one exception,” Matthew Panzarino a report from TechCrunch reports.
The full statement, reprinted by TechCrunch, indicates also jet black (one of two new colors introduced this year) 4.7-inch iPhone 7 versions are completely sold out as well. Apple normally declines to comment on product stock in such detail, suggesting the company is telegraphing a warning to customers to temper expectations.
“We sincerely appreciate our customers’ patience as we work hard to get the new iPhone into the hands of everyone who wants one as quickly as possible,” said Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller.