New iPhone Hard to Find at NoVa Apple Stores

The Apple Store at Tysons had "very limited" supply of the Sprint version of the iPhone 5 on Saturday. Pentagon City's Apple Store sold out Friday.

"The iPhone 5 has arrived!" a recording says when calling the Apple Store at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax. 

If you were hoping to walk into a store in Northern Virginia and buy an iPhone 5 after the release on Friday, think again.

"We are actually sold out," an employee Saturday at the store on Saturday. The store, which began selling the popular phones on Friday along with other retailers across the nation, sold out of the iPhone 5 Saturday around noon.

The employee said she was not sure when the store will replenish its supply of the new iPhone 5 at Fair Oaks. "That we don't know," she said. "We receive shipments Monday through Saturday."

The Apple Store at Tysons Corner in McLean is sold out of the AT&T and Verizon iPhone 5s, and was "very limited" Saturday in the Sprint versions of the iPhone 5. 

The Apple Store at Pentagon City in Arlington sold out of the iPhone 5 on Friday.

Apple Stores aren't the only retailer selling the new phones.

The Chantilly Target only received five phones to sell due to an unprecedented 1,000 preorders of the phone at the store. Those five phones quickly sold out on Friday, according to its electronics department.

If you call the Best Buy store in Fairfax, at Fairlakes Shopping Center, you'll get a recording letting you know that they will honor pre-orders of the phone, but no iPhone 5s are currently available at the store for purchase. Will they be getting in any soon? "We hope so," said an employee Saturday.

The Verizon store at Fair Oaks Mall had iPhone 5 stores in stock. But not anymore. They sold out on Friday.

iPhone 5s are rumored to be available at Radio Shack. But a call to the Radio Shack in Chantilly on Saturday went straight to...the shrill sound of a fax machine.


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