AT&T Larger capacity= quicker delivery?

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  1. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

    LapsangSouchong

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    A fellow poster posted this on the neverending apple reserve thread.
    I greatly appreciated his post and wonder if anyone else who ordered a 64GB AT&T found that they received theirs quickly due to lower demand?
    thanks
     
  2. YaBoiD macrumors regular

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    I've been hearing and reading of a few cases where they 64GB versions are being shipped and delivered within 3 business days. I know 2 people who got it next business day. Check out the option to pick up at the store too on the Apple website between 10pm-4am your local time. Good luck!
     
  3. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yah, have done that for several nights. I'm just pondering my options now, since there's no sunday delivery for Monday pick up (at my apple store).

    GAH I wish I'd never returned my AT&T ip5 to try Verizon. Biggest tech mistake of my life.
     
  4. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    it's because the average user only uses the iPhone for maybe 5 albums but never more than 7gb worth of music, instagram, twitter, facebook, texting and phone calls. So naturally people want a 16gb, and because it's the cheapest, 32gb is reserved for the more spacey guy. They take a lot of pictures and have a lot of music on their phone
    64gb's are for power users who need everything on their phone, there aren't a lot of them so naturally demand for the 64gb is low, no matter what the ship dates say online.
     
  5. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    And you've ordered one and gotten it quicker? That was my question. I understand why it MIGHT Be the case.
     
  6. JonathanK81 macrumors 6502

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    I won't speak for him, but as a 64GB iPhone 5 owner, I did in fact get mine quicker than many others. I ordered mine maybe a few days after the official presale date. I got the phone within 2 weeks. I read about many others who preordered before I did, and didn't get their phones as soon as I did. I preordered through AT&T Premier and it was for a white 64GB model.
     
  7. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    I haven't ordered it, I wanted it but it wasn't at radioshack, but yeah it should come quicker, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have plenty of them, it's the 16gb's that are running low.
     
  8. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Two weeks is what I'm hoping to avoid. Thanks though.
     
  9. TheOrioles33 macrumors 6502

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    I ordered a white 64gb on a Friday in late September and got it the following Wednesday.
     
  10. unibility macrumors 6502

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    actually, the reason why i decided to purchase the handsets is because AT&T offered $310 trade in credit for both devices. Despite the trade in value being low, I didn't want to deal with eBay, Craigslist, etc...
     
  11. Kaze105 macrumors member

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    My 32 GB was shipped a lot faster than those who ordered the 16GB from what I read in the pre-order thread.
     
  12. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I'm noticing that quite a few of the back ordered phones were 16gb

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    About a week?
     
  13. thenaes macrumors member

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    I ordered a 32GB AT&T phone from Apple on 10/18... thinking I should have ordered it direct from AT&T instead in hopes of getting it faster because I have been reading the same thing... but 64gb shipping right away is crazy.
     
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    You'd probably get it quicker. Honestly, who gets the 64gb anyway? People who stole a crapload of music when Napster was around and people who have to have the biggest best because their self esteem is low. 64Gb? They're like the electronic version of hoarders.
     
  16. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow, rude, myopic and judgmental much?
    I had a 64GB ip4 and briefly had a verizon Ip5 64gb.
    And I used most of it.

    Oh, and I never stole music.

    Now, run along and enjoy your 16 gigabytes.
     
  17. jekyoo macrumors 6502

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    I can confirm that this is true. I ordered a 64gb i5 on Saturday and it actually shipped out today. I was totally surprised by the email stating that it was shipped. It's suppose to be arriving tomorrow! :D

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

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    I ordered, in store (w/ in-store pickup) at ATT a 64GB Black on Friday the 12, sometime after 7pm.

    It was in-store Thursday, the 18th, at 10:30 AM
     
  19. LapsangSouchong thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nice! Thanks!
     
  20. micrors4racer macrumors 6502

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    So does it matter if you order from ATT or Apple? The 64gb's just ship faster in general?
     
  21. DaMarkSta macrumors newbie

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    I would order from your carrier if your planning on a 32/64 they are shipping much faster that way, ordering from apple seems to take a month, I canceled a Oct 3rd order from apple on the 18th, ordered a 64 white on the 18th from Verizon and it shipped out today the 21st :) ill have it Wednesday the 24th so excited :) when the original apple estimate was nov2-8
     
  22. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    Seems like the 64gb models through AT&T are shipping quickly. I ordered a 32GB on 10/1 and am still backordered, so the 32 and 16 models must be in much higher demand.
     
  23. micrors4racer macrumors 6502

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    Do you guys suggest online order or go to the store?
     
  24. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    Probably no difference. I went to the store and ordered, but you'll end up waiting the same amount of time.

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    Still waiting on my 32GB... it's been 22 days now.
     
  25. jekyoo macrumors 6502

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    Seems like online is faster than in store by a couple days for AT&T.
     

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