AT&T told me how many they are getting...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CiFi, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. CiFi macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2012
    40. After switching my plan around to the Mobile Share and talking for awhile, the girl told me they are getting 40 phones in 6 different models... So I'm thinking i'll have to be there by at least 12AM Friday.
  2. shenan1982 macrumors 68040


    Nov 23, 2011
    Seriously... you got bad information. The inventory is already IN TRANSIT to stores, and the average stores are getting THOUSANDS per store. You got some seriously bad info.

    Do you think Apple could plan on selling "8 million by this weekend" if they've taken 2 million preorders (I better tell you that leaves 6 million yet to sell), and they have 246 stores in the US and they expect half the sales to come from Apple stores, that means each store expects to sell 10k phones over the course of the long weekend.

    40 per store x 6 models = 216,000 over the weekend companywide. They wouldn't have estimated 8 million if they're only able to deliver 1/24th of that. Jeez.

    Apple Store Employees are the last place I get reliable info from, FYI
  3. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2012
    40 sounds about right for an AT&T branch, which is what I think OP is talking about. Of course Apple stores will have hundreds, if not thousands.
  4. REDTAZ macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2011
    Los Angeles, California
    I believe he's talking about an AT&T store....
  5. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    What the heck is 6 different models? I can think of a 16gb 32gb and 64gb model. That is three. Unless they meant for both colors.
  6. BlueKhufu macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    If you ordered a black 64gb and received a white 64gb, would you accept that as
    "the same model?"
  7. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Huh? I think the wording model, its kinda weird. I guess technically there is only one model the iphone 5 lol. With three different storage capacities. And two colors. So i think the wording confused me lol.
  8. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Another wasted post.

    Maybe this store is getting 40. Maybe not. Who knows how big or small this store is (no information from the poster).

    Is it 40 total, or 40 of one type. ATT gets at least 6 types.

    Does this person REALLY know, or are they guessing, getting 2nd hand info, etc.
  9. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    I agree. The OP doesn't live in the center of the universe, so what's the point of the post?

    att has about 6100 stores across the US - some big, some small; some in populated areas, others not so much. The allocation will be different for every store, not to mention some sitting in a warehouse somewhere for online purchases.

    This thread says absolutely nothing.
  10. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    Well,excuuuuuuuuse me.

    Let me clarify

    16 - Black
    32 - Black
    64 - Black
    16 - White
    32 - White
    64 - White

    That is six (6) of whatever you want to call them. Models, Skus, part numbers, models, types, phones, etc.
  11. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
  12. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
  13. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    You didn't really think that one through did you?
  14. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    I have no idea what you are talking about but i am going to bed.
  15. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    An AT&T store will not get thousands. 40 sounds right. Apple stores WILL get thousands though.
  16. mellofello macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    I used to live with an ATT rep. 40 sounds about right. A combination of Apple wanting all the profits and ATT not wanting to pay commissions mean that they limit the number of phones.

    I ended up either waiting forever for him to get me a phone, or just caving in and going to the Apple store. Even recently the white 16 gb 4s was a bit of a rare bird at the ATT store.
  17. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    Probably past your bedtime anyway:

    3 capacities x 2 colors = 6 models. Did you skip the 1st grade?
  18. MonstaMash macrumors regular


    Dec 24, 2011
    They are allocated by a store's volume. So it varies. More for heavier traffic stores, fewer for the less busy stores.
  19. i-John macrumors 6502a


    Jul 14, 2008
    The Republic of Texas
  20. AaronTrieu macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    i was like 700th in line for the iphone 4 at the apple store. I did not get one.

    waited the 2 weeks or whatever for the carrier release. i was 12th in line and i got the last 32gig black. 40 is about right for AT&T. people that say they are getting more are silly.
  21. xofruitcake macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2012

    Gene Muster estimated that Apple can sell 8m Iphone during the launch weekend. We don't know how many Apple build or planned for the launch weekend. The 8 million number is for all 9 launch countries on 9/21 (US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Austrilia). And the way Apple account for sales (and where Gene's 8m come from) is that when they ship phones to a carrier like ATT, Apple will count that as a sales. Phone deliver to Apple store is not a sales until a customer pay for it. ATT & Verizon of the world pre-plan the launch day order from Apple. Apple will handle the logistic to ship the phone to customer and to the store. And ATT decide the number of phones and configuration for each store. 40 sound like very small number to me given previous launch history. But it will not be thousand and thousand either unless you have a really really big store with hundreds and hundreds of sales associates working that day. The need time to talk to customers and activate each phone. If each customer take 15 minutes to service, each associate can only help 32 customer in an 8 hours shift There is a limit on how many phones a store can sell. There is no reason to ship a store more phones than they can handle. ATT can always restock the store by getting more phone from Apple. During Ipad 3 launch, most Apple stores seem to get new stock everyday but BB and carrier store get restocking once or twice a week. The key is whether build enough of the phones and ship them to US (instead of the rest of the launch countries).
  22. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    I don't know why you guys/gals are fighting over how many.
    It all depends if it's a little AT&T kiosk or a store in a small town vs. the city.

    40 of each I would assume is the average for most city carrier stores. The other member forgot that now the iPhone is sold on almost all carriers and that each carrier took their own preorders also which is where the biggest part of the orders come from nowadays. Also, maybe the 8 million is worldwide release weekend.
  23. CiFi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2012
    To clarify...6 models includes the 2 color options. And this is a local AT&T store near my house.

    The local mall has an Apple store with an AT&T store on the upper level of the mall. The girl told me at this suburb branch that they will only be getting 40 iPhones and they were already delivered to the store. I'm sure my local Apple store will have over 1,000 considering it is one of 246 stores in the US.

    This is just information I received and passed it along. I'm sure most local AT&T stores will be like this and Apple Stores will get the most stock.
  24. kazpod macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2012
    I purchased the past 2 iphones on release morning at AT&T stores.

    First experience they had 30, next phone they had about 60.

    40 sounds right.

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