How many iPhone 5s does an Apple store get a week?

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  1. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a

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    So I went to the apple store this evening to see if they had any iPhone 5s in gold available and of course they did not have any left. So I Ask the guy how iPhone 5s they get a week and he say about 50 of them and they be gone withing minutes. One thing that I find hard to believe is why are they just receiving so much less iPhone when they are so many people ready to have one in their hands.
     
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  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    At this point, if you're doing the dance with the stores and still haven't landed a 5s, you're probably better off just ordering online. At least there you're in a queue and will get one in a couple weeks.
     
  4. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    I still can't believe Apple still decided to go ahead with the release for "second wave" countries.

    I know a few people who ordered later on the 20th (1pm PST) Via Apple.com, and are STILL waiting for their phones.
     
  5. mcdj macrumors G3

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    That's how Apple under Tim Cook rolls. Global presence is more important than making sure the U.S. is nice and happy before carpet bombing the rest of the planet with iDevices.

    It's all driven by the bean counters and their off shore tax shelters. Pre-selling a contingent product to millions of people worldwide and earning interest with their money ASAP is far more profitable than rolling out a device you physically have on hand in a slow, orderly fashion.
     
  6. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    The few people I mentioned haven't even been charged for their phones. (as far as I know)

    I wonder if Apple includes pre-orders, that haven't been charged/shipped in their earnings reports.
     
  7. redlinux macrumors regular

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    So here's a bigger picture. You just went to a single Apple Store. Imagine how many Apple Store branches there are in the US alone. Then you have to count all those branches in other continents in each country and in each city. As the other dude mentioned, it's the law of supply and demand. In this case, the demand is just off the charts.
     
  8. mcdj macrumors G3

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    I was thinking more of the larger deals with the telecoms.
     
  9. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    That would make a good signature for MR just recently :)
     
  10. Dominicanyor, Oct 13, 2013
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    You are correct. I guess I'll just wait until the hype is over so I could get mine. Best buy is giving me a little more on my trade in then apple will.
     
  11. Maui19 macrumors regular

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    I ordered a 32gb 5S from AT&T online last week and it shipped the next day.
     
  12. Dominicanyor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow that's awesome.
     
  13. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    space grey I assume?
     
  14. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    If you're in a location with a couple of apple stores in driving distance, I think your best net is to keep checking those stores online for in store pickup. Something will be available on store at least a few times a week. Just have to be diligent.
     
  15. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    September 30 ported 2 lines from sprint to att (ordered at Att store) 32 gold and 16gb silver. Gold had a 28-42 days wait and silver 7-14. October 5 had the gold phone delivered by usps. October 10 had the silver delivered by ups.
     
  16. Maui19 macrumors regular

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    Yep.
     

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