Apple may have faced a serious shortage of their iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black models recently, but the first units have finally made it to consumers.
When pre-orders started on Sept. 9, the iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black models were immediately sold out. After which, buyers have to wait for weeks before they can get their hands on it. Now, TechTimes reported that some T-Mobile customers are finally receiving their new phones.
These customers should have received their iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black phone on the week of Sept. 19, according to the given estimated shipping date. Although it has been delayed, some should now have received the tracking numbers for their new handset.
Not Everyone is Getting It Right Now
As the report has noted, the deliveries have only just started. Meaning, there are still a huge percentage of customers who are not receiving updates about the phones they pre-ordered.
Seeing as how others are getting their phones right now while some are not, buyers are getting frustrated. More so after receiving news that some of them might receive the iPhone 7 Jet Black in November or December.
New Color's Popularity Not Enough to Improve Sales?
Although the new color options for the latest Apple flagship phones are proving to be popular among consumers, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo still does not believe that the iPhone 7 will be able to top the iPhone 6s sales in 2015, Business Insider reported.
However, the analyst upped the estimated sales to between 70 million and 75 million from the previous 65 million. Although he noted that this is not exactly due to market demand, but rather on the marketing efforts of the mobile carriers. The recent fiasco of the Galaxy Note 7's battery may have also contributed to the increase in sales.
With the previously reported low production yield of the iPhone 7 Jet Black units, fans may have to increase their patience so as not to lose their wits waiting for the limited handset.