1. jean15paul's Avatar
    Actually I think there were 1 million people who were prepared at 3AM. You said yourself there were people at 3AM who ordered and got delivery dates later than launch because of said "scalpers".



    I find this to be a very condescending statement to normal consumers. You might not have meant it that way but the way it sounds to me is you are basically saying a normal consumer is too dumb to find and sign up for this forum. Just before you say that by signing up for a forum that is what makes a person an enthusiast know that there are forums for everything. There are maturnity forums where mothers get together and talk so what are they enthusiasts of?
    I did not intend it to be condescending. That's why I said "regularly participating" in the forums. I feel like a normal consumer researches and educates themself then moves on. I consider someone an enthusiast when you come here everyday like we do just because we enjoy it.
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    04-15-2015 09:46 PM
  2. jean15paul's Avatar
    As long as welfare recipients get there's I'm ok with it!


    Sent from my  6+
    Gotta be sarcasm
    04-15-2015 09:46 PM
  3. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I did not intend it to be condescending. That's why I said "regularly participating" in the forums. I feel like a normal consumer researches and educates themself then moves on. I consider someone an enthusiast when you come here everyday like we do just because we enjoy it.
    I figured you didn't mean it that way was just telling you how it sounded to me. I understand what you mean but here's the thing behind a screen it's hard to know. I've been on the forums for quite awhile. I've seen users show up because of some problem they were having with an iPhone, iPod, etc. they get their answer but they stick around. So you just never know and that is why I pointed out that there are forums for virtually anything now. I think that the internet has opened the door to more knowledgable consumers. Just look at the WWDC keynote you would think that only the "enthusiast" would know about or watch it. I have many friends who are far from enthusiasts yet they all know and watch it regularly to see all the new things Apple has planned. So I think the normal consumer now is a lot more knowledgable than you might think.
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    04-15-2015 10:03 PM
  4. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Nobody regularly participating in the iMore forums is a normal consumer. You're an enthusiast. We all are.
    I take this as a compliment.


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    04-15-2015 10:11 PM
  5. jean15paul's Avatar
    I take this as a compliment.


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    you're welcome
    04-16-2015 09:34 AM
  6. jean15paul's Avatar
    I wonder if opinion on this issue corresponds to political beliefs?
    04-17-2015 04:38 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I wonder if opinion on this issue corresponds to political beliefs?
    I legitimately think you're just trying to stir up sh*t here now.
    04-17-2015 04:48 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I wonder if opinion on this issue corresponds to political beliefs?
    Doubtful. I mostly stay out of the Politics forum but I'm fairly sure my political beliefs are relatively close to @scatabrain. Yet I have no problem with the resellers or Apple trying to change ordering processes to thwart them.
    04-17-2015 04:57 PM
  9. jean15paul's Avatar
    I legitimately think you're just trying to stir up sh*t here now.
    I'm really not. I was rereading some of the comments and there are some fairly political topics. Free markets vs regulated markets. Equality of opportunity vs equality of outcome. Just got me wondering.

    Doubtful. I mostly stay out of the Politics forum but I'm fairly sure my political beliefs are relatively close to @scatabrain. Yet I have no problem with the resellers or Apple trying to change ordering processes to thwart them.
    Cool. I'm not trying to get divisive or into labels. Just was a random thought.
    04-17-2015 05:25 PM
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