apple just don't want to sell AirPods to people on the west coast?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by garyleecn, Dec 13, 2016.


for those who had December delivery, which time zone are you in?

  1. EST

  2. CST

  3. Mountain Time

  4. PST

  5. Alaska/Hawaii

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  1. garyleecn, Dec 13, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2016

    garyleecn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2014
    they started sale on 9AM EST, when people are mostly awake, either on their way to work, or at work -- meaning in front of computers, phones.

    they started sale on 6AM PST, when people are sleeping..

    come on, nobody wakes up 6 in the morning on a random Tuesday to check this... I bet most people who had 12/21 delivery are on the east coast...

    hopefully apple will make up for this by concentrating store supply on the west.

    yes those on EST have to wake up 3AM to get iPhone, but you know exact when that will happen right.
    they never 'surprise attacked' you with a 3AM launch right?
  2. Droidbricker Suspended


    Sep 13, 2016
    Dude, we get 3am iPhone launches and Sunday/Monday night football games that end at 1 am. Let us have our 9am airpods; lol.
  3. bibigon macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2011
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Ordered mine at 9:06 am CST and I'm on the 12/21/16 Delivery Boat.
  5. yanksfan114 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2011
    You guys get every single midnight release. Dont pretend to be the victim. You haven't had to go to work after staying up till 3am lol
  6. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    Ordered mine at 10:20am EST and I got a 12/29 delivery. :(
  7. RobinInOR macrumors 6502


    Sep 14, 2014
    Sleepyhead :) 6am I'm starting the drive to work, got to work at 7, saw macrumors post, and ordered for 12/21/ delivery. It would be nice to pre-announce order times like they do wth other new hardware, so people could plan. East Coast got the win this time.
  8. garyleecn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2014

    yeah, but every iPhone release had a announced time. all you need to do is set the alarm 5 minutes before.

    just imagine how you would feel if iPhone release is on a random Tuesday unannounced, and 3AM in the morning.

    I dont have problem when they release IF THEY LET US KNOW. you can go on sale 6A, 7AM, 8AM EST, I don't mind, just don't surprise attack us.

    just look at the replies, people were just checking websites/news in the morning, and realize it is on sale, then they just ordered it. the key point here is <in the morning> while some of us are not in the morning yet.
  9. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Honestly if this was me and I would be angry too. Maybe they should of just let people pre order when they were announced
  10. backfire103 macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Buuuut you don't have to get up at 3am to preorder an iPhone... consider it a trade off.
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
  12. yanksfan114 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2011
    Yeah I was pissed too that there was no announcement but it's not a vendetta against the west coast aka where Apple is located
  13. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    I was commuting (an hour or so) into work this morning when the announcement dropped. By the time I got to work and ordered, I'm Jan 12th. Blech. But hey, finally a light at the end of the dark darrrrrrk no information tunnel, I guess.
  14. antipex macrumors member


    Aug 31, 2006
    Portland, Oregon
    Even worse for those of us in Hawaii... I ordered at 6:44am and was already in the 12 January group – they'd been on sale since 4am HST! Here's hoping one of the local resellers gets some inventory quicker...
  15. Antgb84 macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2013
    What are you talking about, Apple first teased then disregarded everyone not just West coast by releasing a limited quantity of AirFlops. Nothing West coast people could have done.
  16. Stereo macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2011
    They will be in stores next week.
    I have a January deliver date because I ordered pretty late (11PM) est. But I'll definitely check out in stores to see if I can pick one up before my pre order.
  17. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    That's the boat I'm in. I'm off Monday, so I'm thinking about standing in line to see if the store near me gets any in stock that morning. Time to start stalking the Apple Stores again to see if I can beat my Jan 12th date. :D
  18. Canadia69 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2016
    I was honestly very lucky, was just browsing Facebook at 10am and saw a cultofmac post saying they were out...ordered them a dec 20 delivery date...

    Had no idea so many people were so interested and exited about them...

    I live in Montreal btw (EST)
  19. Nanotyrns macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2012
    I happen to get up early and saw the alert on my phone from Apple Insider and did the same thing. I wanted to use a different payment method from my Apple Pay but didn't want to lose the 12/21 delivery so I just completed the order. The only reason I knew to keep an eye out was because of Gruber's podcast from the week before where he said it was almost certainly in the next few days. I understand though where this thread is coming from. Usually everything launches (with the exception of the iPhone pre-orders) on a Tuesday at about 9 or 10 am Pacific (Apple Standard Time) so this was a bit unusual for them.

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