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    Default Re: No iPhone 7 Plus in store at Apple on Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by qnet View Post
    I understand where you're coming from but as a purchaser of Iphones, and even more Nexus phones (I've had every one) I feel I should warn you if you go the Nexus/Pixel route in the future.

    They pretty much do the same thing we're speculating about Apple doing, except it's much worse. I say it's worse because their demand is nowhere near the level of an Iphone, and yet they've had some really crazy launches in the past. I remember trying to order the Nexus 6, and it literally being out of stock in seconds, maybe even microseconds LOL!

    Nexus buyers are mainly the tech/geek crowd, and I remember people running programming scripts that auto refreshed the order page, and rang a bell when a phone become available. (I even thought about trying this myself).
    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! That's it: We need to kidnap the entire Apple marketing team and force them to use the exploding Samsung phones until they change their practices. Harrumph.
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    Honestly, supply and demand people. You can't tell me that no one at Apple hasn't seen the queues forming year after year, at shop after shop, for an iteration of an iPhone, and now an Apple Watch, too.

    Someone at Apple is sitting there laughing saying to themselves, "We have them right where we want them...". Why do you think those that start getting delivery dates of 3-5 weeks for shipping, but then start receiving their units much sooner...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyJunky View Post
    So many people looking at this through blinded consumer goggles, totally forgetting that Apple is a business first and foremost. What benefit would they get from over producing product to fulfill first day sales with left over stock? Regardless of why there is a shortage of stock (and I personally believe, like others, that it is intentional), it drums up sales like a wild fire. People realize they "can't have" the newest iPhone on release day and they go into full on panic mode and want it ASAP. This creates a "hype", which drive iPhone sales through the roof directly after release.

    This is a business move to sell more products. Is it satisfying to the consumer who has to wait a few days for their device? Not really, but to sit and be bamboozled by it is simply foolish. Even more so if you're up in arms about it with confusion because you feel they had time to "prepare" for it. You think Apple wants to have product on hand for every person that walks into the door? Hell no! They want supply low so demand sky rockets! The average consumer thinks if stock is low that must mean demand is high, which, to them, directly correlates to the product being worthy of the hype. This sells products.

    Apple knows, and has always know, exactly what they are doing, when it comes to their pre-ordering and launch day chaos.
    I disagree. Regardless if someone preorders a phone or they stroll into a store for a phone, they're doing so because they know they already want it. And in the case of iProducts, hundreds of thousands of people already want them even before they hear the official announcement. I feel if Apple wants to illustrate how popular their devices are, they should be able to boast that ___ million people have preordered and will receive their device upon launch. Additionally, they should be able to say that ___ million people walked into their carrier during launch weekend and picked up new iPhones.

    Granted, this is just from my point of view and I'm pretty bad with delayed gratification. My mom loves telling the story of when I was in preschool and the teacher was teaching us a lesson. She said that she had 5 balloons right now and she could give them to a few students. But tomorrow she would have enough balloons for the whole class and we could all enjoy them at the same time. She asked which we wanted to do. Of course most kids said that they wanted to wait until tomorrow. As I was leaving, I went up to the teacher and said "I don't think you understand me, I want the red balloon and I want it now!" I'm a bit ashamed to say that about 33 years later not much has changed, because I want the 128gb matte black iPhone 7+ and I want it tomorrow .
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    LMAO! Priceless and honest...

    Quote Originally Posted by pantlesspenguin View Post
    She said that she had 5 balloons right now and she could give them to a few students. But tomorrow she would have enough balloons for the whole class and we could all enjoy them at the same time. She asked which we wanted to do. Of course most kids said that they wanted to wait until tomorrow. As I was leaving, I went up to the teacher and said "I don't think you understand me, I want the red balloon and I want it now!" I'm a bit ashamed to say that about 33 years later not much has changed, because I want the 128gb matte black iPhone 7+ and I want it tomorrow .
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    I'm going to be a positive thinker and say that this is inaccurate information. I did try to search for apple's statement on their website....does any one have a direct link to apple's site where they released this information? I just can't imagine apple not being ready for an iPhone release in stores...-
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelgood19 View Post
    I'm going to be a positive thinker and say that this is inaccurate information. I did try to search for apple's statement on their website....does any one have a direct link to apple's site where they released this information? I just can't imagine apple not being ready for an iPhone release in stores...-
    Do you think a reputable site like Tech Crunch would risk their reputation by putting out a fake statement by Apple? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by BreakingKayfabe View Post
    Do you think a reputable site like Tech Crunch would risk their reputation by putting out a fake statement by Apple? lol
    Hey hey! Let me live in my positive space! LOL! I am just going to hope there is only truth to this for jet black and not the plus (I want a gold plus) I just don't believe that they sold out of all the phones and I'm sticking to that.
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    This is one of the reasons I decided to just wait and get mine late November. The big rush of people trying to buy phones will have died down (a little) and it wouldn't be such a hassle finding or ordering a 7 Plus with the storage and color I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowboxer8 View Post
    This is one of the reasons I decided to just wait and get mine late November. The big rush of people trying to buy phones will have died down (a little) and it wouldn't be such a hassle finding or ordering a 7 Plus with the storage and color I want.
    Yep. If I'm to stay with Apple, that's what I'll do in the future. I'm already doing that with iPads, I have never bought an iPad on launch day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilguppy View Post
    Yep. If I'm to stay with Apple, that's what I'll do in the future. I'm already doing that with iPads, I have never bought an iPad on launch day.
    Honestly, I wish I had waited in the past. Sure it's exciting to get the phone on launch day but some of the hassle that come along with it sometimes just isn't worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowboxer8 View Post
    Honestly, I wish I had waited in the past. Sure it's exciting to get the phone on launch day but some of the hassle that come along with it sometimes just isn't worth it.
    EXACTLY!!! Omg talk about Apple totally killing this lady *****, here. My zen level isn't worth sacrificing for Apple consumer madness anymore, lol.
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    I'm in agreement with the supply and demand argument that several people have mentioned here. Apple wants to create hype, and the media will report the heck out of iPhone 7 supply shortages. Perception is reality, and the average consumer equates supply shortages with a very high level of demand and is more likely to want an iPhone 7 as a result. That being said, I don't think that the level of supply shortage that we're experiencing was completely expected. I think that the Note 7 debacle compounded demand for the iPhone 7 and Foxconn can only push out product so quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilguppy View Post
    EXACTLY!!! Omg talk about Apple totally killing this lady *****, here. My zen level isn't worth sacrificing for Apple consumer madness anymore, lol.
    I live near TWO apple stores and the iphone 6 launch was complete and utter madness at both locations. I originally ordered a Iphone 6 plus 64 gig but somehow got me down for the 16 GB which wasn't enough storage. So Iong story short I end up getting stuck with the 64 gig iphone 6 (4.7 inch) model which isn't what I wanted but had to settle. But I did get apple care for a discount for my trouble so I was okay ha.
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    I have a 6+ 128gb which I'll turn over to my soul mate when I buy my 7+ 128gb for xmas. By then most of the usual bugs will be taken care of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    I'm in agreement with the supply and demand argument that several people have mentioned here. Apple wants to create hype, and the media will report the heck out of iPhone 7 supply shortages. Perception is reality, and the average consumer equates supply shortages with a very high level of demand and is more likely to want an iPhone 7 as a result. That being said, I don't think that the level of supply shortage that we're experiencing was completely expected. I think that the Note 7 debacle compounded demand for the iPhone 7 and Foxconn can only push out product so quickly.
    Yea my local news is already reporting on the line of people camping out at the apple stores in my area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowboxer8 View Post
    I live near TWO apple stores and the iphone 6 launch was complete and utter madness at both locations. I originally ordered a Iphone 6 plus 64 gig but somehow got me down for the 16 GB which wasn't enough storage. So Iong story short I end up getting stuck with the 64 gig iphone 6 (4.7 inch) model which isn't what I wanted but had to settle. But I did get apple care for a discount for my trouble so I was okay ha.
    I live close to two locations as well! Last year on launch day I went to the less trafficked one (I think?) to look at cases at around 3pm. There was still a line about 50-60 deep waiting to get in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    I'm in agreement with the supply and demand argument that several people have mentioned here. Apple wants to create hype, and the media will report the heck out of iPhone 7 supply shortages. Perception is reality, and the average consumer equates supply shortages with a very high level of demand and is more likely to want an iPhone 7 as a result. That being said, I don't think that the level of supply shortage that we're experiencing was completely expected. I think that the Note 7 debacle compounded demand for the iPhone 7 and Foxconn can only push out product so quickly.
    Good point about the Note 7, that should be so obvious and something I hadn't thought about. The Note 7 situation in fact is what got me interested in the Apple keynote. I wasn't totally planning on getting the Iphone 7 this year. Watching the keynote and the Note 7 issues swayed me.
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    Seems as if Apple hasn't any unlocked 7s either. They let you preorder unlocked but want a carrier even if you pay in full AND your SS#
    Looks weird to me. When I bought my unlocked 6+ from Apple paying full price, it came without a SIM card. I then bought the AT&T GoPhone package for <$10 and picked the $60 monthly package with unlimited talk and text. Data is 6GB with rollover.
    No contract. If I pay with credit card and opt for automatic payment, I get a $5 discount.
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    Message chopped! Now it's all there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Caid View Post
    Seems as if Apple hasn't any unlocked 7s either. They let you preorder unlocked but want a carrier even if you pay in full AND your SS#
    Looks weird to me. When I bought my unlocked 6+ from Apple paying full price, it came without a SIM card. I then bought the AT&T GoPhone package for <$10 and picked the $60 monthly package with unlimited talk and text. Data is 6GB with rollover.
    No contract. If I pay with credit card and opt for automatic payment, I get a $5 discount.
    I'm not sure but I think they have to know what carrier you're with so they can ship the appropriate model. When I've ordered unlocked Iphones in the past, there were still three different GSM models before they went to the new Apple sim.
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    Default Re: No iPhone 7 Plus in store at Apple on Friday

    But why the Social Security # when they get my credit card?
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    But why the Social Security # when they get my credit card?
    Yeah I don't understand the need for the SS# at all...
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    I was planning on going and camping out at my local Apple Store but after reading that release (fake or not) I'm not gonna go and waist 14 hours in line in the Florida heat, to just be told I'm sol. I have a preorder in play but "I WANT IT NOW" so I think I'm just gonna wait it out.
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    But why the Social Security # when they get my credit card?
    Probably to control how many iPhones people are ordering. You could hypothetically have dozens of credit cards but you can only have one SSN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex.shimp View Post
    I was planning on going and camping out at my local Apple Store but after reading that release (fake or not) I'm not gonna go and waist 14 hours in line in the Florida heat, to just be told I'm sol. I have a preorder in play but "I WANT IT NOW" so I think I'm just gonna wait it out.
    If Matthew Panzarino posts it, it's real. He is not going to make a fake post/statement from Apple. He has connections within Apple.
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