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.

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.

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