For those waiting for the X

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ckurt25, Sep 22, 2017.

?

If you go to place an order for an X and the shipping time is after January 1st, what do you do?

  1. Camp Out

    16 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. Place the order and wait it out

    114 vote(s)
    47.9%
  3. Place the order and camp out too

    20 vote(s)
    8.4%
  4. Pick up an 8/8+

    28 vote(s)
    11.8%
  5. Stick with what you have

    57 vote(s)
    23.9%
  6. Buy something else (comment below)

    3 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

    ckurt25

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    #1
    There have been a fair number of rumors that supplies are going to be extremely limited for the X. So what would you do if presented with a delivery estimate more than 8 weeks from the pre-order date? I don't know if I'd place the order and wait that long. Under 4 weeks and I'd definitely place the order. Beyond that I'd start considering other options. Depending on the weather (West Michigan so it could be in the 20s overnight in early November) I may camp out. There probably isn't a lot of harm in placing the order and cancelling later.
     
  2. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2016
    Location:
    UK
    #2
    Place the order, and then think about it again. Because realistically that's what I want - if it really will take ages then I might hold off until next year, but I doubt it.
     
  3. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    #3
    People are getting so psyched out over the availability of this thing it's ridiculous.
     
  4. ckurt25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ckurt25

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    #4
    I think for good reason. When the 6 / 6+ came out it was the first time I wasn't able to pre-order. I had to camp out and that sucked. It can get cold in West Michigan this time of year and now it's going to be another 6 weeks. There could be snow. If you live in an area where weather isn't a concern then camping out could be fun.

    Anyway, the 6 / 6+ were highly anticipated phones. All rumors are pointing to constrained supplies and long delays with the X so I don't think there is anything wrong with thinking about a Plan B. No one really plans for fail. They fail to plan.
     
  5. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    #5
    If camping is so terrible I don't see why you don't just order the phone online and wait however long it takes. I find it very unlikely that you will be waiting for several weeks or months if you place your preorder right away.
     
  6. ckurt25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ckurt25

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    #6
    Time will tell.
     
  7. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

    Wreckus

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    #7
    Wait until the day it releases, going to be crazy.
     
  8. Technarchy macrumors 604

    Technarchy

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    #8
    Personally I'd just pre-order and wait.

    I waited in line once for 3 hours to get an iPhones 6 And the experience sucked. And I ended up returning it.

    Won't be doing that ever again.

    Pre-order and be patient.
     
  9. nburwell macrumors 601

    nburwell

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Location:
    DE
    #9
    For me, if the wait time is ridiculous, I will just order the 8/8+. I'd be okay waiting to get the OLED model next year.
     
  10. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

    theMaccer

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Location:
    SoCal
    #10
    I suspect it is Apple and other media hyping it purposely.
     
  11. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

    LoveToMacRumors

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2015
    Location:
    Canada
    #11
    a delivery estimate more than 8 weeks?

    Well dam, who else to blame when you don't pre-order when pre-order starts . . .


    First come, first serve. Can we really argue against that?
     
  12. Peanut207 macrumors 6502

    Peanut207

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    #12
    Wait it out because I know come January and I bought the 8 plus because of lack of patience I’d regret it. I’m all in for the X!
     
  13. AlphaGuitarist macrumors 6502a

    AlphaGuitarist

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2014
    #13
    Realistically, I would probably be willing to wait until late January, although I'd start considering other options (keeping my existing phone, most likely) if my delivery date slipped past December 31. I really want the X, but, in the world of technology, how long is too long to wait?
     
  14. thecore762 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    #14
    No fast wireless fast charging...this shows how much Apple is behind hardware wise, they gonna announce next year fast charging iPhones because they are honestly running out of ideas and they trying to squeeze as much cash as they can with their current hardware which is somewhat outdated, like their oled screen from Samsung that they were using 3-4 years.
     
  15. ckurt25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ckurt25

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    #15
    No one can guarantee everyone online at 12:01 / the moment pre-orders start they'll get theirs on launch day. As I mentioned above, I tried that when the 6+ came out and wasn't able to get a launch day delivery. Rumors suggest this phone is going to be hard to get until the 1st quarter of '18. Why is unrealistic to think it's possible that there could be a substantial wait, even for those trying to pre-order right away? Do you know how many units are going to be available? Do you know how many people are going to pre-order? Do you know how many phones Apple will have coming in the days and weeks to follow?
     
  16. eoblaed macrumors 68020

    eoblaed

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    #16
    I've camped out for almost every phone release and will likely camp out for this one as well unless I get really lucky on the pre-order.

    Yeah, it may be chilly out this time of year, might even be some snow ... just means there'll be less of a line. ;)
     
  17. Peanut207 macrumors 6502

    Peanut207

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
  18. webbuzz macrumors 68000

    webbuzz

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
  19. eoblaed macrumors 68020

    eoblaed

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    #19
    I've tried pre-ordering since pre-ordering was allowed. I've been online at the moment the store opens for pre-orders and have yet to be able to get a launch-day delivery. Best I got was getting my 6S Plus pre-order in by a few minutes after midnight (12:03, I think?) and had a delivery two weeks after launch day.

    Given the extra challenges they've been having with the X, an that full production isn't even going to start until a couple of weeks before pre-orders go out, I'm betting orders slip almost instantly.
     
  20. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a

    Dirtydutch

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2015
    Location:
    Jerseyyy
    #20
    Unfortunately I'd continue to pine to get one in store after the pre order if it slipped even beyond release day. Usually the online IUP reservation website is the best for it, I'd consider waiting in line launch day, it isn't the worst experience.
     
  21. Kiimora macrumors 6502a

    Kiimora

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Location:
    London UK
    #21
    i can hold it together for 3-4wks max, however 6-8 wks is taking the buscuito_O.
     
  22. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #22
    Camp out? The Apple store may not even have stock on introduction day. Maybe play with the demo phones . . . . .
     
  23. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a

    Dirtydutch

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2015
    Location:
    Jerseyyy
    #23
    Well they'll let you know as they did last year with the Plus model if they don't have then there'd be no need to bother waiting in line
     
  24. trusso macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    #24
    Apple needs some sort of a Galaxy Note 7 fiasco to humble themselves a bit. Not anything that would endanger the public, but something really stupid that forces them into clean-up mode for a bit. I say this as an Apple aficionado and Mac user since 1995; Apple and many of its consumers will continue to ride the crest of seeming invincibility until the wave breaks against the rocks. It's only a matter of time.
     
  25. missbing macrumors 6502

    missbing

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    #25
    If delivery goes past Thanksgiving, then I most likely won't order and instead camp out. I'm very optimistic. I don't see why I won't be able to get the phone within a week of launch if I preorder at midnight or camp out. If preorder or camping out doesn't work, then I'll wait until next September for the next phone.
     

Share This Page

85 September 22, 2017