iPhone shortage in the UAE Sudden rush on popular Apple gadget expected to cause Christmas disappointment Many people could be disappointed come Christmas morning as a shortage of iPhones – the UAE’s top present this year – continues despite new stock arriving daily. Demand for the gadget has seen the handset snapped up as soon as it hits the shelves by eager shoppers who have promised a loved-one it will be in their stocking on Friday morning.According to a report by the National on Wednesday, the shortage problem has been made worse by customers buying dozens of the devices at a time. Telecommunication firms Etisalat and du told the paper they had been inundated with calls about the iPhone in the run-up to Christmas. SIMILAR ARTICLES Abu Dhabi reinstates 5% cap on rent increase Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tickets on sale now Dubai to Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes? Chaos at Guns N' Roses Dubai show Waiting lists are more than 100-strong, with many stores selling out on the day new stocks arrived on the shelves, it reported. For the full version of this story, please visit Arabian Business.