“I think the iPhone x will be in great supply”


Pelea

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I don't see how five weeks would be that unreasonable, essentially that Apple also tends to under promise and over deliver. iPhone orders could potentially be delivered much sooner.
And they could potentially be delivered much later
 

Pelea

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Apples consistency is that much greater over carriers.
I believe you, but this is a question of maths. If they can only make 10000 per day and one million want 1 and they’re out of stock.. well it will take up to 100 days to get it.
 

mellofello

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This seems about on par with all the other preorders. Only one that slipped further was the iPhone 6+, but there was a huge demand for bigger iPhone, and it wasn't being cannibalized by another phone like the iPhone 8.
 

Pelea

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I don't see how five weeks would be that unreasonable, essentially that Apple also tends to under promise and over deliver. iPhone orders could potentially be delivered much sooner.
speaking of which:

tiny bit annoying, my email order confirmation said 3 Nov, but my order status on my account says 2-3 weeks. Still, hardly the end of the world.
 

mantan

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Nobody knows the numbers yet, so making any declarations about immediate success/failure is silly.

It'll obviously sell well, as most new releases do. And it being in 'short supply' will make it seem like a 'hot item'.
 

AdonisSMU

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Nobody knows the numbers yet, so making any declarations about immediate success/failure is silly.

It'll obviously sell well, as most new releases do. And it being in 'short supply' will make it seem like a 'hot item'.
Assuming it's even in short supply and not just a 'hot item'.
 

Damstr

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Just an FYI, last year when I got my 7 Plus I pre ordered it a day before release and it said 2-3 weeks from Apple. I received a week later. They always overestimate on delivery timeframe but rarely underestimate.
 
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kormsby

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These ship times are very similar to other big launches for Apply. I think it went incredibly smooth for all the speculation on extreme shortages.
 
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This was a global launch and most people who really wanted one and took the effort to hit the store when it launched saw dates ranging from launch date to 4 weeks out.

Like others have said, that’s conservative and an overestimate on Apple’s end as they tend to deliver on their promises.

If you waited 30 minutes or longer expecting to get one of the most anticipated iPhone since the original 6 on launch day, then you’re delusional imo. Despite errors, the store was up at least 5 minutes after 12:01 EST. 5 weeks out wasn’t until much later.
 

Pelea

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This was a global launch and most people who really wanted one and took the effort to hit the store when it launched saw dates ranging from launch date to 4 weeks out.

Like others have said, that’s conservative and an overestimate on Apple’s end as they tend to deliver on their promises.

If you waited 30 minutes or longer expecting to get one of the most anticipated iPhone since the original 6 on launch day, then you’re delusional imo. Despite errors, the store was up at least 5 minutes after 12:01 EST. 5 weeks out wasn’t until much later.
If you read the title, 5 weeks out was within the first 30 Minutes
 

iEnvy

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If you read the title, 5 weeks out was within the first 30 Minutes
I did and that wasn’t true at all. You read forums and other threads instead of making a ****post, then you know that to be true.

Even on MacRumors, there are people who ordered an HOUR, granted this is 64 GB, and still received 11/3.

Suggest you read my post fully and other threads before commenting.