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    Default Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    I am saying this because they have been in business for such a long time yet they keep failing in terms of anticipating demands and logistically to meet the needs of consumer. I will wait since my 3GS is okay but to have to keep refreshing availability for a gold 5s is getting silly.

    I am wondering what the hell is apple doing to alleviate the huge lag in supplying the loyal consumers? No discount. No apologies. So far I only see a continued lag of supply every year.

    Feel free to vent!


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    Quote Originally Posted by km12345 View Post
    Feel free to vent!
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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    arghh I want me gold 5s arrrg!


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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    Quote Originally Posted by km12345 View Post
    I am saying this because they have been in business for such a long time yet they keep failing in terms of anticipating demands and logistically to meet the needs of consumer. I will wait since my 3GS is okay but to have to keep refreshing availability for a gold 5s is getting silly.

    I am wondering what the hell is apple doing to alleviate the huge lag in supplying the loyal consumers? No discount. No apologies. So far I only see a continued lag of supply every year.

    Feel free to vent!

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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    They sold 9 millions the first weekend. What do you expect? I'm seeing the stock is replenishing much better than in the past. Just be patient .


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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    Quote Originally Posted by evorc View Post
    They sold 9 millions the first weekend. What do you expect? I'm seeing the stock is replenishing much better than in the past. Just be patient .


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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    Nature of the business IMO, they sold more than they projected. Honestly they owe us nothing.
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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    All I want is a gray 32 and I'm still waiting. Everyone else is already talking about how great they are......
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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    Really??


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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpham2 View Post
    All I want is a gray 32 and I'm still waiting. Everyone else is already talking about how great they are......
    Those are probably the easiest to get.
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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    Frustrated? No. It's always been like that. Part of the fun. In the modern world of getting anything anytime it's almost refreshing.


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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    They sold 9 mil the first weekend. Who knows how many orders they have to fill. Another 9 million or more? I don't know how they could anticipate the demand especially for the Gold.


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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    Yes, Apple has struggled to meet the huge demand for it's popular products typically within the first month, but you suggest that Apple aren't doing anything to alleviate the issue year on year, however according to the numbers Apple has supplied more phones year on year. Think about it, last year they managed to pump out six million phones and this year they managed roughly seven to eight million iPhone 5s's. So they must be doing something.

    I don't think we are entitled to an explanation, it's business. I'm sure if they could pump out as many as they needed to meet demands, they would.

    The wait sucks, but it will be worth it. Particularly from a 3GS. If you're desperate, I'm sure there are plenty of places willing to charge you a premium to get the phone now.
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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    It would be interesting to see the breakdown of which color was sold within the 9million.

    Grey should be fairly easy to find if you check around for a week. Initially I wanted grey but changed my mind to gold.

    Well maybe next year they will aim for 18 million in their weekend opening. Also gold is the newest color in their flagship..there shouldn't be a surprise in higher demand.

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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    Quote Originally Posted by AMosha View Post

    The wait sucks, but it will be worth it. Particularly from a 3GS. If you're desperate, I'm sure there are plenty of places willing to charge you a premium to get the phone now.
    I have been contemplating on getting a 5 and preserve my upgrade for iPhone 6.



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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    Frustrated? NO not all all and despite the ones that are dissapointed in the 5S and are venting about they expected more, This is still one heck of a phone that has been out a short period of time and no different than what I went through 2 years ago with my 4S. What I am is patient and i will have my new phone in about 10 days or less. Their inability is not to meet demands, It is the ability to be doing a remarkable job with people buying them both 5S and don't forget 5C.

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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    We all have short memories. Analysts (although I certainly don't entirely trust them) have done some store checks and say that compared to the 5 last year, the stores they checked were more likely to have stock this year than last. That stock may not be the color or capacity you were looking for though.
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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    They launched the 5s in China at the same time as the US for the first time ever. They had 9-10 million on hand for those first few days. Let's be serious, they had a ton of them to sell.

    On a side note, talk about first world problems.
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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    Quote Originally Posted by km12345 View Post
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    I am wondering what the hell is apple doing to alleviate the huge lag in supplying the loyal consumers? No discount. ....
    Discount? Seriously? For a lag in supply?
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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    Quote Originally Posted by neurodave View Post
    On a side note, talk about first world problems.
    it's #nerdworldproblem...
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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    +1 to a lot of what has been said here.

    Be patient. If you absolutely needed to have it, you should have been in line at an Apple Store like everyone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by km12345 View Post
    I am saying this because they have been in business for such a long time yet they keep failing in terms of anticipating demands and logistically to meet the needs of consumer. I will wait since my 3GS is okay but to have to keep refreshing availability for a gold 5s is getting silly.

    I am wondering what the hell is apple doing to alleviate the huge lag in supplying the loyal consumers? No discount. No apologies. So far I only see a continued lag of supply every year.
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    Discount? Seriously? For a lag in supply?

    Econ 101:

    Very Low Supply + Very High Demand = High Price and Low Availability (Apple iPhone 5S Gold)

    Low Supply + High Demand = High Price (Apple iPhone 5S)

    High Supply + Low Demand = Low Price (Android/Windows/BlackBerry)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    Econ 101:

    Very Low Supply + Very High Demand = High Price and Low Availability (Apple iPhone 5S Gold)

    Low Supply + High Demand = High Price (Apple iPhone 5S)

    High Supply + Low Demand = Low Price (Android/Windows/BlackBerry)
    I am half joking about expecting anything for the lag in the supply. Yes I realize the whole supply and demand thing are in effect. One would expect next year to be even worse. Maybe it will take 2 to 3 months to get anything. good work apple!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmr1015 View Post
    +1 to a lot of what has been said here.

    Be patient. If you absolutely needed to have it, you should have been in line at an Apple Store like everyone else.
    Need is such a strong word.
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    Default Re: Anyone else frustrated with Apple's inability to meet demands?

    First the Gold didn't show a lot of interest at first and Apple doubled down on there selection this year and there still making the 4s so I say it's normal delay

    I was surprised they ran out but then again quality is formost so take your time


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