For those that think Apple didn't do a good job of meeting demand

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  1. Geckotek, Sep 22, 2012
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    Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

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    From people who know business and know what Apple accomplished....


    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE88L05Z20120922?irpc=932

     
  2. er15 macrumors member

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    Maybe they should have worked on quality control...
     
  3. shiftless macrumors member

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    All that sounds nice. I guess.

    Except the orders I placed 47 min into the pre-order process were not delivered on Friday the 21st.

    Which effectively makes my pre-orders a post order.:(

    Like the Seinfeld Rental Car Episode
    Jerry: I don't understand. Do you have my reservation?
    Rental Car Agent: We have your reservation, we just ran out of cars.
    Jerry: But the reservation keeps the car here. That's why you have the reservation.
    Rental Car Agent: I think I know why we have reservations.
    Jerry: I don't think you do. You see, you know how to *take* the reservation, you just don't know how to *hold* the reservation. And that's really the most important part of the reservation: the holding. Anybody can just take them
     
  4. KPOM, Sep 22, 2012
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    KPOM macrumors G5

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    They allocated a limited number to pre-orders, probably because they knew how much stock they wanted in stores and in the other countries. They were upfront with shipping estimates, so you did have the option of canceling your order and rolling the dice with the in store sales. Lines are generally shorter this year than last, so there does appear to be more stock available and more frequent shipments.

    That said, yes it does appear that demand for pre-orders was higher than what Apple expected. On the whole, though, if they sell twice as many as they did last year (which is the current expectation), that would be an incredible feat. We'll find out on Monday when Apple issues a press release.
     
  5. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3

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    Mine is flawless. With any product, there will be some defects.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    My i5 is perfect.
    What type of quality controll issue you're talking about?
     

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