Interesting still preorders available?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dtp8513, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Dtp8513 macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2010
    I find it interesting (and bad for Apple) that there are still pre-orders available. I remember them running out much quicker last time- and I heard recently that their supply this time around was smaller?
  2. EmbraceTheOne macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2011
    Aren't Pre-Orders unlimited? And It's just who Pre-ordered first? The later you pre-ordered, the farther in the line you are, then the later you get it? Not sure.
  3. haticK macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2011
    New York
    Pretty sure they made a lot more phones this time too.
  4. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    They are already at full production capacity. There were some reports that Foxconn was assembling 150,000 units a day. I think they wanted to have a lot more preorders available this time.
  5. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    In the past there was a certain amount of pre-orders available. Then the dates either began to be pushed back or they stopped accepting. Actually I think first the dates were pushed back then eventually they stopped accepting?

    In comparison to iPhone 4 though they didn't have release day delivery available this long.
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Wow damned if you do (sell out and leave people frustrated), damned if you don't (sell out and make people question why the servers were still able to stay up, because we all know that apple learned nothing from last year).
  7. Middiebear macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2010
    I agree...

    I remember last year pre-orders being pushed out to 3-4 weeks by 8 am EST.

    I made sure to stay awake last night and participate in the launch to avoid having to wait... But apparently that was unneccessary.

    Maybe Apple has more stock on hand or maybe people really arent nearly as interested as they were with the iPhone 4...

    I'd expect pre-orders to be at least 1-2 weeks at this point.
  8. wratran macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2010
    this is the 4S...not going to be in big demand...
  9. coasterswim macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    There were still iPhone 4 pre-orders available last year at noon - that's when I ordered mine and still got it on (/before) the first day.
  10. kilcher macrumors 65816


    Jul 3, 2011
    Combination of... Units stockpiled prior to launch, less demand (presumably) from iPhone 4 owners, and parts availability (since it's basically the same phone with a new processor and camera.

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