Hong Kong iPhone 4S Pre-order?

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  1. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    Hiya,

    Apple's press release clearly states that pre-orders for the 4S in Hong Kong and South Korea (amongst several other countries) start today, Friday November 4th.

    Source: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/201...-in-Hong-Kong-South-Korea-on-November-11.html

    (the pre-order exclusion countries don't include SK nor HK)

    Right now, it's 1:00 AM here in Hong Kong on November 4th and the Apple page still hasn't updated to show the 4S available. Nor has the Korean page updated yet, and it's 2:00 AM over there (KST). Anyone know roughly when to expect it available?

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  2. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    Wondering the same thing myself. Stopped by the HK Apple store today and they had no idea when pre-orders would start. Guess we just have to keep on refreshing.
     
  3. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Does anyone remember at what time the 4S was available for order on the online Apple store in Singapore etc?
     
  4. lostboyz macrumors member

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    its was about 12pm - 2pm (+8 gmt)
     
  5. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah, so around 12pm the day the phone was announced to be available for (pre-)order?

    Guess I can go to bed now :p
     
  6. lostboyz macrumors member

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    release date 28th, pre-order 21st, both are fridays
     
  7. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Meh I was up till 12:01AM new zealand time and pre-orders didn't go up

    It will most likely go up at 12:01AM Pacific Standard Time
     
  8. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So 12pm ~ 2pm was the time it was available for pre-order on the 21st?

    Oh, okay then. 12 hours to go :(
     
  9. gloryunited macrumors 6502

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    What if we miss the start of the online pre-order?

    Will the second batch of pre-orders be delivered 1-2 weeks after the actual order time, or 1-2 weeks after launch day? :confused:
     
  10. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    It just went live around 10 mins ago.

    Placed my order of 2 iPhone 4S :D
     
  11. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    Shipping time is 2-4 weeks! insane ... might make more sense to just go to the Apple store next Friday.
     
  12. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    Which country?
     
  13. stevemcm1 macrumors newbie

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    I tried Apple HK website couple of times just after midnight. Nothing.
    Tried at 7am before work. Nothing.

    Had a gap at 8.55am. Was live. It said you could order then wait around 2-3 weeks for delivery. Tried to order, but kept crashing. By 9.05 after a few more crashes, it said unavailable.

    Interestingly - it stated 1 customer could buy 10 units. My bet is they'll be out on the grey market the day after delivery, with a couple of thousand $ marked up.
     
  14. TheMacBookPro, Nov 3, 2011
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    TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Damn. Got up at 7am, nothing on the store yet.

    Got to work, 9am, and everything's already 'currently unavailable'.

    Argh. Probably just going to pay the ~HK$1500 markup at 先達, if supply (ie no supply) is anything like last year's iPhone 4 launch.

    No idea- Singapore, where the 4S started being available for pre-order 2 weeks ago, is still listed at currently unavailable.

    Delivery of the first batch is supposed to be 11/22 ~ 12/6.

    Lucky. What's the estimated arrival date?

    He's talking about Hong Kong's ifc Apple store.

    They've been available on the grey market since late last month ;) Prices dropped from roughly 100% markup to around $1500 markup now.

    and yeah, quite interesting that they're letting people order 10 pcs per person, since the 4 was limited 2/person. Probably contributed to it selling out so fast- no chance for an actual user to order one, only for companies to order bunches at a time.
     
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  16. stevemcm1 macrumors newbie

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    If like last year, we only have to wait until, uuum, next April or May, right? :rolleyes:

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    Yeah, I know. Was afraid to go ask the price.
     
  17. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Since the 4 came out in June and the 4S in October... you're probably looking at July 2012 until stock is somewhat stable :(

    There'll probably be some available in carrier stores though. I got my 4 on Three on launch day in HK (July 30 2010 I think?) after registering online.

    price.com.hk is your friend ;) Search for the item, click on the link and see all the aggregated prices over the past few days.
     
  18. gloryunited macrumors 6502

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    I guess Apple would like some new record or something... lifting the per customer orders to 10 phones is like encouraging reselling! :mad:

    99% of the phones will be in the grey market, on the way to mainland China...
     
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    Never second guess Apple, they will do anything to sell more phones.
     
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  21. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If they set the limit to 2 per person like last year, they'd still sell out, only they'd have more actual customers, not just companies looking to make a profit.
     
  22. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    I think most of them are individuals not companies.
     
  23. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to hear! It went on sale at 8:30am. I got mine exactly at that time.
     
  24. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    The confirmation email I got from Apple said 15th to 22nd of November
     
  25. TheMacBookPro thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Fine then- individuals looking to turn a profit. I don't know too many individuals who need 10 iPhones. Shouldn't Apple be more concerned about actual users who want the device, not just people who want to profit?

    Looks like I just missed the order window (8:30 ~ 9:00) :( Off to 先達 after work I guess.

    Cool, thanks.
     

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