Virgin iPhones already sold out

Summary:After announcing on Friday that it was offering the iPhone, Virgin Mobile has already run out of stock.

After announcing on Friday that it was offering the iPhone, Virgin Mobile has already run out of stock.

On the website, red "Out of Stock" banners have appeared across both the 8GB and 16GB offerings.

A spokesperson for Virgin confirmed that the iPhone well had gone dry. "[Virgin] is ultimately out of stock."

There could be a very limited amount of white 16GB iPhones lurking in unspecified Virgin Mobile stores, the spokesperson continued, although finding those will be like looking for a needle in a haystack. "There should be some in Virgin retail stores, but it's really hard to know where they are," the spokesperson said.

The black iPhone has become a very rare breed, according to the spokesperson, with those willing to take a white model instead more likely to have their wish realised.

However, more of the popular phone are expected later this week. "Virgin is getting weekly drops of stock," the spokesperson said, stressing that people can still place orders on the internet, it might just take a while before they receive their phone.

Stock of the hyped device has been limited for all providers, according to the spokesperson. "Everyone's in the same boat."

The spokesperson said that the demand the other sellers had seen meant that Virgin had known stock could be tight. "Considering the actual plans that Virgin has ... I guess they were expecting it."

The spokesperson could not say how many devices the telco had to begin with.

Topics: Mobility, Apple, iPhone, Tech Industry

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