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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:50 AM   #26
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Amazing !
...and every now n then i hear someone says 'Apple is doomed'
If iphone 5 got sold out in INDIA, it means its really selling well.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:52 AM   #27
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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.
You know, the PC/Android users would love that!

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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.
Way to not be able to understand: economics, or even simple math.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:52 AM   #28
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hottest selling phone on the market.

Although I don't find it much of an upgrade from my 4s
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:55 AM   #29
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The demand IS IMPROSSIBRU!

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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:56 AM   #30
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I ordered mine on the 21st of September and I've still haven't gotten it. May get it on Friday, but I'm not betting on it.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:59 AM   #31
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the solution is to hire more slaves.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:03 PM   #32
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The entire situation is ridiculous. It's almost impossible to get an iPhone currently. And we are talking about 1,5 months after the launch.
Blame those human rights guys. Back in my day, we'd to break out the heavy duty whip. A good flogging should get these workers cranking them out faster. Yeah, back in the old days...

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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:09 PM   #33
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I ordered mine on the 21st of September and I've still haven't gotten it. May get it on Friday, but I'm not betting on it.
I walked into an Apple store 5 days after launch and had a phone within 20 minutes. 32 GB too, not even some exotic 64 GB model.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:09 PM   #34
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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.
LOL. This is why MacRumors needs a "Comment of the Day" thread.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:11 PM   #35
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Since they can't keep up with demand, maybe Apple/Foxconn should consider opening up additional factories -- in the U.S. A long shot I know.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:13 PM   #36
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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.
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.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:13 PM   #37
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I have managed to get 2 already.
Go online after 10 pm.
Order
Select in store pick up
type in your zip code
look for store listed as having availability( I am lucky enough to live in a area with multiple stores close.)
wait for e-mail/text the next day
drive to store after work and pick it up
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:17 PM   #38
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Coming up on 5 weeks since I ordered my phone..please hurry Foxconn! I need that LTE!
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:17 PM   #39
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I ordered a Verizon iPhone 5 black 16GB on Oct 23 and I just received a notice that it shipped today Nov 7. Just sharing my experience with it being just over 2 weeks for shipment. My original quoted ship date was Nov 16 so its actually shipped 9 days early

It also shipped Fedex 2 day for anyone wondering and should be delivered on Friday.

Edit: and I like to tinker on stuff so I would have taken them up on the save $80 to build it myself.. especially if it meant getting it right away
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:21 PM   #40
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I'm still pretty surprised at how well the iPhone 5 is selling...it's a lovely phone and everything but it's not hugely different. I was expecting it to sell the same as the previous models...shows how much I know..
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:21 PM   #41
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The solution is to hire more slaves.
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My thoughts exactly.

Obviously not enough kids to "hire" to build these things.


Edit:

My sister ordered her iPhone 5 last Monday and got it on the Thursday in the mail. Didn't seem that bad of a wait.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:23 PM   #42
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By the time some of you guys receive or order iphone5, it's more likely the upgrade version would arrive.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:24 PM   #43
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64GB mostly has no availability issues.
We're mostly talking about the 16GB version here, 32GB to some extend.

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Lol. It's opposite in India. 64 GB is not in stock and 16 gig is easily available.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:25 PM   #44
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the comments about do this after 10PM and pick up Apple store are irrelevant as most people who buy the products are not within a reasonable distance to Apple stores.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:26 PM   #45
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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.
No offense meant, but you'd be a lousy production manager. :-) You don't want to gear up to produce 5 million of something every two weeks if after two months demand is going to decline to 2 million every two weeks. There's a surge of orders at the beginning of the new product's run and production can't keep up with that because it would be unprofitable to build factories big enough to produce at that rapid rate but then run way below capacity the rest of the year. It's a juggling act. Few products can compare to that huge demand upon release, that's why we as consumers haven't had to think thru the causes and effects.

Btw I stood in line less than an hour to get my black 64GB Vz -- the day after the phone's premiere. Is it really harder to get one now than then?

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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:30 PM   #46
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At this point, I really wonder when iPhone 5 is coming to my country.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:37 PM   #47
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Just go onto apple.com right at 10pm and order an iphone 5 with in store pickup.
It'll be waiting for you the next day.

I just did that yesterday. Delivery was 4 to 6 weeks
In store pick up less than 12 hours.

You need to buy the phone between like 10pm and 10:02pm or the in store pick up option disappears b/c everyone already snapped up all the iphones.

It's how apple is controlling the crazy demand and why you can't just walk into a store and buy one.

They have them but you just need to reserve one at 10pm for in store pickup.
I tried this for several days with no luck until a week ago, when miraculously one appeared at my first-choice store. Of course I nabbed it and am now the happy owner of an iPhone 5!
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:38 PM   #48
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Take away the slacker's suicide nets.
That will get rid of the riff raff and speed up production.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:39 PM   #49
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Production Capacity.

As an investor, I have three key questions with respect to the last quarter of 2012. Since demand is very high for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, I think the bootle neck for revenue is the production output.

My questions:
1.) How many iPhones will be build in Q4 2012 (calender)
2.) How many iPad Mini will be build in Q4 2012 (calender)
3.) When will China Mobile be included as a carrier?

I am convinced that Apple will sell as many iPhone 5′s and iPad Miniís as can be build. From there, we can calculate the revenue numbers for this quarter.

Interestingly, T. Cook was quite bullish on the production capacity and its improvement during the end of October earnings call. However, iPhone 5 and iPad Mini are sold out in all stores in Europe. I am wayting now since Sept 21 for my iPhone 5 ordered via T-Mobile: Delivery is scheduled for CW49 ...

Please respond!
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:44 PM   #50
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