6+ resale value hit by bendgate?

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  1. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Every carrier and store in my city is out of the iPhone 6, none in stock for weeks...but they do have the 6+ in every colour and either 16 or 64GB. Customers seem very wary of it?
    I'm wondering if the resale values in 12-24 months time of the original 6+ will be much lower than the iPhone 6. This could be to do with the screen size of course, but I feel that 'bendgate' is putting people off.
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    "Bendgate" has no bearing on anything. The resale value of the 6 Plus is quite a bit higher than the 6 right now due both to its relative scarcity as well as the $100 premium Apple charges over the 6.

    I see no reason to assume that next year or in 2016 that an iPhone 6 Plus would sell for less than an iPhone 6 of equal capacity/color.

    If you think "bendgate" really plays a role with the average consumer then you've probably been on Macrumors and the internet too long. Most people don't even know what it is, they just want the big iPhone. It really isn't a factor in the grand scheme of things. Assuming Apple has sold at least 30 million iPhone 6/6+ so far, we would need to have several million reports of bent iPhones in order for it to actually matter. Just a few hundred, or even a 1000 is insignificant.
     
  3. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I've just said that the 6+ isn't scarce though. Not at all. The i6 is difficult to obtain, but the 6+ is everywhere.
     
  4. FFR macrumors 65816

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    Where do you live?
    Here in the uk the iPhone 6 plus is scarcer than the 6.
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's the opposite of what everyone is saying.
     
  6. I7guy, Nov 22, 2014
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    Here in the usa the 6+ sell out in a second after arrival at apple. Must be Apple in the bizarro world that has the 6+ a plenty.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'm going to side with everyone else here; The vast majority of the public doesn't even care.

    Resale values in 12-24 months will be similar to previous iPhones.
     
  8. PeteS1963 macrumors member

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    At the current time on the online Apple Store in the UK:

    iPhone 6 SG 64GB 7-10 business days
    iPhone 6 Plus SG 64GB 2-3 weeks

    The iPhone 6 is far easier to get.
     
  9. FFR macrumors 65816

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    Just trying to give the op the benefit of the doubt.
     
  10. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I'm sure the op is accurately reporting the inventory. But Apple stores I've been in the last few days, say they sell them out as fast they get them in. So I'm sure the excess inventory only applies to the few Apple stores, in the world, around ops location.
     
  11. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    It tends to be the opposite based on what most others are seeing, Apples own estimated ship times, and basically all reports. Could be a rare exception in your area though that's certainly not the norm.

    Then even with all products stock being theoretically equal, the $100 premium Apple charges over the regular 6 will keep its resale value higher.
     
  12. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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    It must be a blip here then. For instance, the O2 website shows the 6+ available in stock in all configurations, but the i6 is showing '3 weeks'.
     
  13. jpeg42, Nov 22, 2014
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  14. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    You got a lot of info from your local stock levels! :D
     
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    But the Vodafone website has 2 - 4 working days for the iPhone 6. That's as fast as it gets.

    However, the UK carrier sites are very unreliable. My wife ordered an iPhone 6 off O2 when it said it was in stock. Then she was told it would take 2 - 3 weeks!
     
  17. JobsGang macrumors regular

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    Where? The Twiight Zone:eek:.
     
  18. FFR macrumors 65816

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    Op made a mistake.
    He was using a single inaccurate operators website in uk as the basis for is false premise.
    Nothing more.
     
  19. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Such as with everything else in life, theres regular stores, and then theres bizarro stores, it depends which one you went to.

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  20. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    In the Network shops / upgrading Online - Possibly.

    In the Apple Shops - Nope. I reserved my iP6+ Saturday just after midnight and collected it Sunday Morning.
     
  21. FFR macrumors 65816

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    6+ resale value hit by bendgate?

    Apple uk online store:

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    Perhaps you just got lucky.
     
  22. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Hi

    Not lucky I suspect as I reserved here https://www.apple.com/uk/retail/iphone/ , attended Sunday morning at my local Apple Store and paid sim free.

    I've suggested this way to a few people who have all been successful.
     
  23. KdParker macrumors 601

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    From the stores around me the 6 in all colors/sizes is available, but the 6 plus stock is limited.
     
  24. I7guy macrumors G5

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    According to macrumors thread about the shipping times, the ship time for the 6+ is out 7 to 10 days. But I think you have to order one to see when you will actually be able to pick one up.
     
  25. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I find it hard to be,I've that there is a glut of 6+ units and no 6 units around your location. Got to think you must be in the twilight zone.
     

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