Sales of the iPhone 5 at carrier stores are apparently off to a raucous start as Sprint's East Coast stores are reportedly running out of or are completely drained of the new smartphone.
Taking a positive spin, a Sprint representative told CNET the company is "pleased with the response from new and existing customers to iPhone 5 from Sprint."
TechRadar has reached out to Sprint to see how supply at other national stores is holding up and when East Coast stores can expect a supply re-fill.
The carrier is the only one among three U.S. carriers (the others being AT&T and Verizon) to offer the iPhone 5 on an unlimited data plan, however its limited 4G LTE deployment dulls its competitive edge.
The iPhone 5 is the first Apple smartphone to sport the "ultra-fast" connectivity capability.
iPhone 5 showdown
AT&T told TechRadar it has no information to share on sales or supply at this time. TechRadar has also reached to Verizon and will update this story if and when more information becomes available.
While figures are few and far between for now, AT&T, which was the first and for a time only U.S. carrier to pick up Apple's iOS handsets, reportedly grabbed the majority of orders for the phone.
When pre-orders for the iPhone 5 started Sept. 14, the carrier reported record-breaking sales over opening weekend. According to ComScore, a data collection firm, AT&T nabbed 68 percent of pre-orders for the iPhone 5.
Verizon, by contrast, took 25 percent of orders while Sprint grabbed eight.