Sep 16, 2016

    iPhone 7 Plus sold out before launch


    INITIAL stocks of the iPhone 7 Plus have sold out globally as Apple prepares to roll out its new gadget in stores, the company said on Wednesday.

    Supplies of the larger size of Apple's new phone have been exhausted in all shades, and the smaller iPhone 7 has also sold out in the new jet black colour, it added.

    Customers who enter Apple Stores on Friday, when the gadgets hit shelves, will not be able to buy the sold-out phones on site.

    But they can continue to place orders for their desired models online, Apple said.

    "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," Apple spokesman

    Trudy Muller said.

    Apple launched the new phones at a San Francisco event earlier this month.

    They feature improved cameras and eliminate the traditional headphone jack in favour of new technology.