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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:04 PM   #76
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Every single Electric or Hybrid car ever produced by any company has had supply issues.

Is this a conspiracy too? Or is it true that both these cars and the iPhone are difficult to make and have high demand, thus creating the supply issues.
Really every single one? My fiance just got the Sonata Hybrid and it's probably the best value one and she had her pick of options and colors. Try again.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:48 PM   #77
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Don't worry. After 4 more years of Obama, we'll be assembling phones for China. Right here in the People's Republic of America.

I call top bunk, comrades!
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:15 PM   #78
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:49 PM   #79
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Really every single one? My fiance just got the Sonata Hybrid and it's probably the best value one and she had her pick of options and colors. Try again.
http://www.hyundai-forums.com/229-so...ate-april.html

The Sonata Hybrid was ALSO delayed by supply issues when it came out.

What are you trying to say? That you can get one now? You can also get an iPhone 4S now, so I don't get your point.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 10:15 PM   #80
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Apple should have started producing the IPHONE5 in the june quarter and then they would have been ready for this spectacular demand. Even at 400000 to 500,000 iphones being produced each day its not enough. Demand is unbelievable.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 10:22 PM   #81
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Saw the commercial where Chinese laughs at Americans - they own US.

I don't need one. Perhaps it is marketing thing too. Samsungs are so much better.

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Old Nov 7, 2012, 10:52 PM   #82
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Why would it? It's not a conspiracy as much as a fact. Of course they hold back supply to create artificial demand. EVERY iPhone has had "supply issues," or so they call it. You'd think that if they really wanted to have enough, they'd make it so that there are enough made in advance.
What, make everyone wait 3 months longer so we can all get it at the same time, all the while losing sales to Android because the new iPhone isn't out yet? Great business plan!

Fact is, production for devices with such cutting edge tech has to be ramped up; no company in the world can produce and ship 10 million bleeding edge smartphones in 1 month.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 12:16 AM   #83
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I am absolutely mortified people are unable to get their hands on mobile phones.
I stupidly thought that the headline related to the treatment of the staff at foxconn rather than iPhone 5 demand.
Its beyond belief that that's all we I'm talking about when it comes to Foxconn rather than the conditions that its employees work under .
Nets catch jumpers for Christ's sake, I hope the chairman does not take a few employees outside and shoot them to try and concentrate the minds of the other employees to stop them falling short of demand.
Exactly. Because of this, I can't entertain the thought of buying an iPhone 5. People are suffering because people want to have the latest and greatest. Bleh. =/
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 12:18 AM   #84
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Don't worry. After 4 more years of Obama, we'll be assembling phones for China. Right here in the People's Republic of America.

I call top bunk, comrades!
I would say China is now even more capitalist than America.
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Saw the commercial where Chinese laughs at Americans - they own US.

I don't need one. Perhaps it is marketing thing too. Samsungs are so much better.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:40 AM   #86
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The iPhone 5 is cr@p...

The iPhone 5 is cr@p.... low-quality boring design that scratches easily and you can't do ANYTHING on iOS, so stop buying these ridiculous overpriced products, save your money and donate to charity!!!




That ought to do it! Now I can receive my iPhone 5 on time... shhhhh.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 06:00 AM   #87
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The way Jony Ives designs phones so thinner and lighter, Apple will soon have to offer a "build it yourself" option. You pay $80.00 less and receive a box of parts and a link to online instructions.
80? More like 8.

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I would say China is now even more capitalist than America.
You must have a funny definition of Capitalism.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:04 AM   #88
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Why would it? It's not a conspiracy as much as a fact. Of course they hold back supply to create artificial demand. EVERY iPhone has had "supply issues," or so they call it. You'd think that if they really wanted to have enough, they'd make it so that there are enough made in advance.
I agree. But . . .
No company would not make more product if there was a 100% chance to sell that extra product like with the iPhone. For Apple it's really Foxconn etc can't make enough. If they could then sales would be even higher.

Apple, victim of it's own success.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:07 AM   #89
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I Got 64GB Black With An AT&T Store Order In 3 Days

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Those 3-4 weeks are no joke either. My brother's came in at the tail end of his 4 week mark, and I'm at the end of week 3 with no new information.
My order in a corporate AT&T store took only 3 days to be fulfilled. That was about the end of week 2 after launch.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:20 AM   #90
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How about the iMacs????? who's making those and when can I order??


Take my money now please
The two issues could be related to each other..It's possible that we are not seeing the iMacs ready for sale, the backlog of production on the lines has pushed back the release of the new imac...I'm in the same boat with now two buddies who want my help in ordering and speccing their new iMacs....I jsut hope this doesn't run out until the new year....From a very selfish perspective, I already have my IP5, one of the lucky ones who pre-ordered. I also have the Ipad4 ....But tell us Apple where are the iMacs?
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 10:08 AM   #91
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No problem with slow manufacturing , just please when I spend my hard earned money dont give me a yellow screen, or faulty hardware... I rather wait
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 11:28 AM   #92
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What, make everyone wait 3 months longer so we can all get it at the same time, all the while losing sales to Android because the new iPhone isn't out yet? Great business plan!

Fact is, production for devices with such cutting edge tech has to be ramped up; no company in the world can produce and ship 10 million bleeding edge smartphones in 1 month.
Trying comprehending what I said. Make enough IN ADVANCE. Meaning before the launch.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 11:56 AM   #93
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It's not too hard to find one but for some reason people are obssessed with getting their phone directly from apple.

I noticed this on launch day I went to my carrier and there were only 6 people in line as opposed to the apple store where there were a lot more.

People can be stupid for lack of a better term.

Maybe if people went directly to sprint or Verizon or AT&T they would fare better
This is so true.

A friend of mine is the Local AT@T Store Manager. He's had iPhone 5 models in stock consistently for the last month. His store is the top selling iPhone store in the region. A company store, the reps are not allowed to suggest a certain model.

In other news he's reporting a strong demand for two out of the three top selling phones in his region. First being the Galaxy S III, and the third best seller the Galaxy Note.

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No problem with slow manufacturing , just please when I spend my hard earned money dont give me a yellow screen, or faulty hardware... I rather wait
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The iPhone 5 is cr@p.... low-quality boring design that scratches easily and you can't do ANYTHING on iOS, so stop buying these ridiculous overpriced products, save your money and donate to charity!!!




That ought to do it! Now I can receive my iPhone 5 on time... shhhhh.
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Trying comprehending what I said. Make enough IN ADVANCE. Meaning before the launch.
I comprehend it perfectly. What you fail to take into account is that during initial production runs, yields are much lower than they are in subsequent runs. It wouldn't surprise me if Foxconn was able to make less than 1 million Minis per month when it first started. Even as production ramped up over the last month or two, it was probably still able to make only 2 or 3 million per month. To have 10 million available for launch would have delayed the release by at least 2 months. During which time millions of Nexus 7s would have been purchased instead of the Mini.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 08:55 PM   #95
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This just in...

http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/14/f...ory/#continued
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