updated 11:25 am EDT, Wed July 1, 2009
O2 sells out of iPhone 3GS
O2 UK has sold out of the iPhone 3GS, according to the carrier's inventory tracker. Citing "phenomenal demand," the company says it has run out of stock for every ordering method, including online, by phone and at retail locations. More stock is only expected by the end of the week, though O2 adds that the iPhone 3G remains available everywhere.
Sales of the iPhone have typically been modest to low in the UK, an outcome frequently blamed on the high cost of the device relative to other available smartphones. A sellout could indicate resurgent interest, but alternately a relatively small number of phones ordered by O2. By contrast Apple has experienced multiple sellouts in the past, and recently significant shortages.