How can Apple still have ship dates of 9/25 with AT&T, while AT&T was 10/16 mins after launch?

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  1. iKidWare macrumors member

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    Does Apple really have that much more inventory?
     
  2. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure ATT had an allocated quota that got depleted, but Apple obviously has much more stock.
     
  3. ElBerryKM13 macrumors regular

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    You find it amusing that the company that makes the phones has more inventory? Really?
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Happens every year. ATT orders what they want and then get them to ship more as needed but Apple has the mother load for sure.

    ATT site is horrible compared to using the Apple app so I always go with Apple.
     
  5. iKidWare thread starter macrumors member

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    More inventory is a given, but a 3+ hrs difference?
     
  6. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Why did best buy have rmb to sell when Apple did not?

    I generally hate buying direct form AT&T as their systems are antiquated. Any issue and you're dead.

    It's why I also made a reservation.
     
  7. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    I'm curious. Does anyone who ordered a rose gold plus 128gb from att have a release date delivery.
     
  8. benfica88 macrumors regular

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    Ordered at 3:10 EST for my wife its somehow says shipping the 25th.

    Sorry, not a plus.
     
  9. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    Yea I think it's the pluses that are messed up
     
  10. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Plus had a delivery of October of every model since the store opened at 3:01am. It was never available on AT&T for launch time.

    Mel
     
  11. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    That is stupid. They better move us up like last year.
     
  12. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    This is my first year ordering on ATT (because of the subsidy). I have 10/16-10/25 ship date. Last year ATT moved up the ship dates? Did they move up to the launch day? How soon after the pre-order day did they start moving up the ship dates?
     
  13. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    Same here, was forced to use AT&T because of subsidy. Got email confirmation at 3:01, October 16-23 delivery date. Some act like the world will come to an end because they won't get phone on lunch day.

    Was an easy process, took maybe 3 minutes total.
     
  14. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    I started ordering on AT&T before 2am (central), saw the shipping estimate, and punched out and waited for Apple. Glad I did considering you can still order my model with a 9/25 deliver date. I hope for those who ordered via ATT that you get yours on time.
     
  15. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    It's not the end of The world, but the fact is a lot of us woke up at three in the morning to just order a phone I would've waited until I got up in the morning if the delivery date is the same for everyone. I'm not complaining just stating
     
  16. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    Nobody forced you to wake up at 3 and ordering at 3 no way guarantees you get the phone on launch day.
     
  17. takufu01 macrumors regular

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    So..it appears if you used the 2 yr option you got the Oct dates?
     
  18. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    Woah. I told you I'm not upset. I was just stating s fact. Obviously we all want it earlier.
     
  19. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    I ordered through Apple, the store did not open until about 2:10 or so central time, but I was able to at least start the order. I had a terribly hard time making the order, and it was not until about 2:45 or so that they actually took my money. I have a 9/25 delivery time though in a silver 6s+ with 128 GB.
     
  20. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    You can still get that model with a 9/25 delivery date from the Apple store. The ATT preorders will almost certainly get their phones on launch day; they probably just don't have any inventory from Apple that they can make better estimates against.
     
  21. genekend macrumors newbie

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    Getting up at 3:00 is all part of the iPhone party. I have done it for iPhone, iPad and watch every year. Always used Apple Store in the past and had no problems. This year was forced to use Att for 2 year contract and also as a retired employee att waves $40 fee if you use them. I ordered the Plus 64 in Black at 3:18 and got October dates. Hope att is using the Apple plan "under promise and over perform". I think we will get them early
     
  22. ectospheno macrumors member

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    "Impatient children" pretty much sums up these forums for the past week. All of you in this thread included.
     
  23. Surf Donkey Suspended

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    AT&T gives estimates on shipping dates every year. Apple will fill their inventory. Relax.
     
  24. jeepik macrumors regular

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    Give it a week guys

    I always preorder from AT&T, every single time the dates change closer to actually release date

    Last year i ordered a day after pre orders opened and got a date of 2 months out, still got phones on first available date

    Point being, give them sometime to catch up, they usually deliver on time
     
  25. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    You're just too cool for me, man. You should find a community that better suits your cool, patient demeanor.
     

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