1. paramaribo's Avatar
    If you know that there will be demand for these iPhones every year why not make enough that we don't have to scramble like insects looking to purchase one. Here in central Florida everywhere you go they are OUT. Employee at Bestbuy here locally told me that when they get iphones it's usually 3 here or there....give me a break!!
    09-28-2014 11:30 PM
  2. metacuate's Avatar
    They haven't run out of 6 stock here. The plus, however, is a unicorn.
    shief24 and mp3junkie#IM like this.
    09-28-2014 11:31 PM
  3. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I agree, wish they would hold out on international launches until demand is met in the US first (however that isn't fair to the rest of the world)
    09-28-2014 11:31 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    it happens every year. i anticipate it, so should you.

    too bad they don't do something crazy like "pre-ordering"
    calebt, cwbcpa, roll-tide and 4 others like this.
    09-28-2014 11:35 PM
  5. applejosh's Avatar
    I used to think this, but I've softened my stance. There is a time required for manufacturing, and they seem to do a remarkable job to have as many as they do at launch. Should they announce and then not release for 4 weeks? Should they try to stockpile a large quantity and try to keep it a secret for months before announcement? what I think they might be able to do is limit the number of countries they release in. However, I think we'd then see a run on domestic supply to fuel the black/grey markets of other countries. I don't have an answer to Apple's issues, but I've stopped blaming them for shortages. We as consumers create the demand, and Apple tries to keep up. Last thing they probably want is to give consumers the opportunity to cancel an order and buy into a different ecosystem.
    09-28-2014 11:36 PM
  6. Shawn Schrader's Avatar
    sounds like someone whose sour because they didnt get one. YOUR NOT THE ONLY ONE ! I live in a area where I have one indirect store and walmart ! how you think I feel ? I got one but having nothing but problems and store is giving me run around you want mine ? ill sell it to you for retail and get new one ! people need chill the freak out its been a week.
    09-29-2014 12:01 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Apple sold 10,000,000 iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the first 3 days. And they still sell the 5s and 5c. It takes a lot to put it all together. New OS. New Hardware. 2 new phones different sizes. I find it amazing they provided as many as they did.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-29-2014 12:11 AM
  8. Reparkable's Avatar
    If you know that there will be demand for these iPhones every year why not make enough that we don't have to scramble like insects looking to purchase one. Here in central Florida everywhere you go they are OUT. Employee at Bestbuy here locally told me that when they get iphones it's usually 3 here or there....give me a break!!
    You obviously don't understand supply and demand
    numb3rmonkey, Les74 and xandrik like this.
    09-29-2014 12:49 AM
  9. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Next time pre order!! It will make your life easier
    AB Lambert likes this.
    09-29-2014 12:56 AM
  10. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Well they made enough based off of sales from last years first week but this years sells tripled.

    Preorder is the best thing to happen to Apple; even though when I mentioned it on here a few months ago everyone acted as though I was speaking another language, like it was never done before.
    09-29-2014 03:29 AM
  11. jdhooghe's Avatar
    How do you gauge something as new as a 5.5 inch iPhone? Not only that but given the population centers of the entire world, how would you go about making sure you don't have more supply than demand?
    09-29-2014 03:54 AM
  12. Les74's Avatar
    How do you gauge something as new as a 5.5 inch iPhone? Not only that but given the population centers of the entire world, how would you go about making sure you don't have more supply than demand?
    Yeah, like Samsung. 😂
    09-29-2014 06:30 AM
  13. finn5975's Avatar
    They haven't run out of 6 stock here. The plus, however, is a unicorn.
    This made me literally laugh out loud. HA
    09-29-2014 07:07 AM
  14. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I agree, wish they would hold out on international launches until demand is met in the US first (however that isn't fair to the rest of the world)
    Have now words for this. Wow.
    09-29-2014 08:16 AM
  15. sau124's Avatar
    Apple is pretty good with their supply chain but the demand is so high that they cannot make enough phones in time for the launch. Think about it. ~10 million units in 3 days. Yes, Apple could have predicted it but the suppliers and the assembly lines just couldn't keep up.

    There is too much behind that statement - supply-chain 101
    09-29-2014 11:27 AM
  16. jasonprice's Avatar
    I agree with above, sounds like someone is sore that they didn't get their iPhone when they wanted it. I think Apple does a magnificent job of getting the phones made and shipped out as quickly as they do in the time frame we are speaking about. Three days after launch I was able to walk into an Apple store and walk out with two iPhone 6. Thats pretty darn good, considering how many they sold! I you want availability, go buy a Samsung or LG. I hear they are always in stock!
    09-29-2014 03:48 PM
  17. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If you know that there will be demand for these iPhones every year why not make enough that we don't have to scramble like insects looking to purchase one. Here in central Florida everywhere you go they are OUT. Employee at Bestbuy here locally told me that when they get iphones it's usually 3 here or there....give me a break!!
    Must suck for you. Had no problem getting a 6 Plus and a 6 within the first 4 days of launch here in beautiful Southern California where iPhone 6 and 6 Plus stock is like a dime-a-dozen.
    09-29-2014 05:29 PM
  18. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    I got mine two days after launch without breaking a sweat. It's called reservation.....
    09-29-2014 05:39 PM
  19. HankAZ's Avatar
    If you know that there will be demand for these iPhones every year why not make enough that we don't have to scramble like insects looking to purchase one. Here in central Florida everywhere you go they are OUT. Employee at Bestbuy here locally told me that when they get iphones it's usually 3 here or there....give me a break!!
    Wow. Chalk up another one for the age of entitlement. Order one and wait for delivery, just like everyone else who missed the pre-order and didn’t go stand in line somewhere to get one on launch day.
    xandrik likes this.
    09-29-2014 06:05 PM
  20. LCW's Avatar
    This thread is pathetic.
    09-29-2014 06:30 PM
  21. diesteldorf's Avatar
    For those that really wanted them, they stayed up till 3 AM out East or midnight out West. It wasn't as important to me, so I'll wait.

    I wish I had perspective and could think of a good example, but anyone that wants one today, could probably get one easily in a month or less.

    Can anyone recall an example of anything where the wait time was more than 30 days with no easy way to fill demand?
    09-29-2014 07:16 PM
  22. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Could be like the OnePlus One, where they still aren't in the open market, while the next model already is being hyped...

    I got my 6 on a whim, on the Monday after release day. Had I so chosen, could have picked one up on the spot on the Saturday.

    Had I decided I wanted one but hated to wait or lived nowhere near an Apple Store, I could have gotten one within ten days of launch.

    In terms of logistics, that's a remarkable accomplishment.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 using Tapatalk
    09-29-2014 07:48 PM
  23. Premium1's Avatar
    If you know that there will be demand for these iPhones every year why not make enough that we don't have to scramble like insects looking to purchase one. Here in central Florida everywhere you go they are OUT. Employee at Bestbuy here locally told me that when they get iphones it's usually 3 here or there....give me a break!!
    They do it on purpose. Look at how it had people going mad. They could start production a month earlier but no. All to drive up demand and getting the free press from all these delays and "demand"
    09-29-2014 10:27 PM
  24. Premium1's Avatar
    For those that really wanted them, they stayed up till 3 AM out East or midnight out West. It wasn't as important to me, so I'll wait.

    I wish I had perspective and could think of a good example, but anyone that wants one today, could probably get one easily in a month or less.

    Can anyone recall an example of anything where the wait time was more than 30 days with no easy way to fill demand?
    Funny even those who stayed up for that still have to wait a month or more to get the device. Just another reason I don't stay up for preorders
    09-29-2014 10:29 PM
  25. HankAZ's Avatar
    Funny even those who stayed up for that still have to wait a month or more to get the device. Just another reason I don't stay up for preorders
    Lots of folks here (and not here) managed to pre-order and get it on release day. (My hand is up). It wasn’t that hard to do. In fact, apart from the iPhone 5S, when there were no pre-orders, I’ve done it every year since the iPhone 4 (2010).
    GibMcFragger likes this.
    09-29-2014 10:37 PM
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