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    Default Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    What if there are problems finding, for example, a gold 64G iPhone 6 like there was with the 5s???? I couldn't get my current iPhone until....like...DECEMBER....

    I REALLY hope that Apple has anticipated the demand for the gold devices!!!!
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    There will be. I just know it. I couldn't get a gold 5S unlocked in Los Angeles at all for the month after it launched.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    I REALLY hope that they learned from the demand on the gold 5s. Not only would it be a personal frustrating thing, but Apple could get really negative press if they don't adjust from last year and anticipate demand.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    It seems that they adjust their inventory upwards every year and still don't have enough.
    The only sure way is to get to a store the night before and wait.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    I also had to wait until December to get my GOLD 5s. I hope that's not a problem with the GOLD 6, but I will wait if I have to.....it was worth it's "wait" in GOLD...SMILE
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    Apple will adjust their inventory again. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a shortage. Hopefully, the delay will be a short one.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    My carrier store still had gold 5Ss from launch day when I got my space grey 5S on November 27th...
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    I basically stalked the Pentagon City mall. Every Fiday. Nothing.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    What if? You mean there will be. Every single year it's the same thing. I liked it a lot better when Apple released a phone in July instead of the end of the 3rd quarter heading into the holiday season.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    I hope they will have enough. I most likely won't have to worry because I want a Space Gray and those are always in plentiful supply
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    I basically stalked the Pentagon City mall. Every Fiday. Nothing.

    Is that you behind the pole. lol

    I have to wait till November anyhow for my upgrade
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    Default Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    LOL!!!! That is such a GREAT place on launch day!!!!
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy, and good with ketchup....
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    I'll probably wait a week or two before walking in a store and buying whichever one I choose to get. Having certain things on launch day doesn't have the appeal it used to for me...
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    Probably the same case. Gold is in high demand


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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    Be interesting to see if they bring back the pre-order option. That could save the need to wait in line on launch day, for those who do.


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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    It's February for me, regardless! I'm taking my sister in law's upgrade. Well! It's my service! She just got herself a new phone anyhow. Otherwise, I wait until August. But if I do that, may as well wait for the 6s.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    Oh I'm doing everything I can to get an unlocked one in D-day. Even if it means taking off work.

    THIS one I'm NOT waiting for!
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    Oh I'm doing everything I can to get an unlocked one in D-day. Even if it means taking off work.

    THIS one I'm NOT waiting for!
    Apple doesn't usually offer the fully unlocked iPhone until about a month after launch. Unless you're talking about paying full retail for the AT&T version in which it would come unlocked anyway.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Apple doesn't usually offer the fully unlocked iPhone until about a month after launch. Unless you're talking about paying full retail for the AT&T version in which it would come unlocked anyway.
    Yah I'm thinking of getting the Verizon version which comes unlocked from what I've learned here. I'm hoping that's truly unlocked.....as in across the pond fully unlocked....I'll be going back home to Ireland next year and I'll be using a SIM from Vodaphone.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    Quote Originally Posted by qbnkelt View Post
    Yah I'm thinking of getting the Verizon version which comes unlocked from what I've learned here. I'm hoping that's truly unlocked.....as in across the pond fully unlocked....I'll be going back home to Ireland next year and I'll be using a SIM from Vodaphone.
    It will be fully unlocked for GSM and LTE. But locked to Verizon for CDMA voice in the US. You should be able to use it just fine on Vodaphone. The only snag could be LTE if Vodaphone uses different LTE bands than the Verizon phone, but even then you would still have 3G voice and data. GSM and LTE are unlocked on Verizon because of a consent decree for a spectrum auction. They don't have a choice.
    A full price ATT phone should also be unlocked even on day one.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    Oh that's true Karen. DUH.....
    Why am I making things difficult for myself?!?!!? That's what Heisenberg said too!!!!!!! . Thank you guys!!!!!

    I'm just being such a dufus.....

    I'm too excited. I'm hyperventilating here. I'll never make it to September...
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    I managed to get the gold iphone 5s at launch day but only because I got it from a re-contract with my carrier. Also, the carriers don't sell off contract iphones for pretty much the first few batches because they are in such short supply, and the priority goes to those who are signing 2 years contract. :/ If not there is no chance in hell I could get one from the online store (no apple stores here, only authorised retailers), which doesn't stock the new iphones until a month or 2 later.

    I was lucky in that my carrier kept things really organised, just needed to pre-register what I want, and on the launch itself, i just drop by at the time frame I chose, and then collect and pay for the phone I chose (colour/storage) when registering. Hassle-free and no need to queue overnight or whatsoever. Just need to have a fast internet access and fast fingers to reserve the phone online (the gold one sold out in minutes after registration opened).

    Where I live, the iPhones are bound to sell out no matter what. We're part of the first wave of release for the past couple of generations of iPhones now, and all phones sold here has to be unlocked by law (yes, even if you sign a 2 year contract with the carrier), so there is high demand from exporters who will buy in large quantities of iPhones to sell it at a profit to countries who aren't part of the first wave of release. Which drives up the prices of the phone as well. I've seen over 50% markup for the off-contract Gold iphone 5s at launch, it's insanity. Even when apple online store starts selling it, it's almost always out of stock since people will buy as much as they can to again, export.

    So yeah, i think no matter what, there will be availability problems. Especially when it's a brand new design this year with new screen size/sizes. I'll probably skip the iPhone 6 this time round and wait till the 6S. My current yearly upgrade is due in March (all because of the BlackBerry Z10's launch where i live, lol), so it's right smack in the middle between new iphones. I'll just wait another 6 months to get the 6S and push the cycle back to coincide with new iphone launches.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    Meh, just going to be sticking with the 5s. Went from a galaxy s3 to a 5s cause I wanted a smaller screen. Not really excited about them going bigger.
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    Default Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    They always had preorders up until last year. Where you could order a week before and it was delivered on release day. I wasn't able to get the model I wanted until October with the 5s. They better forget about that 5c or whatever they might have in it's place, and worry about the flagship.
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    Default Re: Oh no!!!! WHAT IF the new iPhone 6 has availability problems.....

    I don't think the gold is gonna be as huge as it was on the 5s. It was the first year for gold so everyone wanted to see it and try it. Many people switched to other colours after the newness wore off. I know I did.
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