Getting your hands on an iPhone SE is turning out to be quite the challenge as customers are still facing shipping delays as well as situations where the phone is out of stock at Apple stores according to Appleinsider. There is at least a two week waiting time for the shipment which might actually end up being more than that.
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The phone seems to be the top choice for a lot of people who want all the new features but don’t want to carry a huge device. Therefore iPhone SE seems like an answer to their prayers as it has a 4 inch screen but has all the 2016 flagship internals.
You can gauge the popularity by realizing that the only Apple store which has the space grey 16 GB model in stock is the flagship store at 5th avenue otherwise you will have to wait for 2 weeks if you order it online within the US.
Seeing this upward surge in demand, Apple has increase its production quota for the iPhone SE by 5 million units. Apple really need to come up with an adequate strategy to satisfy all or most of the demand for the phone as summer time is one of the busiest times for Apple in terms of sales.
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It should be noted that Apple turned the 6-8 week shipping time for Apple Watch into a single week when the demand was this high for a few weeks. Anyways Apple needs to get on top of this situation or it could lose its customers to the Android market if they have to resort to online ordering. .