Pre-orders for Apple's newest phone, the iPhone 5c, are "not overwhelming," and the supply of both the 5c and the flagship 5s, the more expensive model of the two, has been "disappointing," according to a source at a U.S. wireless carrier who spoke with Reuters.
The source refused to be identified because Apple has not disclosed the number of pre-orders for either of its new iPhones. Apple and the four major U.S. carriers declined to comment to Reuters.
Last week, Apple unveiled two iPhone models, the 5c and the 5s. The 5C comes in more playful colors than its higher-end sibling and starts at $99 on contract. The 5s will stick to three colors--gray, silver and gold – and will start at $199 on contract.
Both models officially go on sale starting Sept. 20.