iPhone 6/6 Plus Shortage [Hong Kong]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brandonwelch11, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. brandonwelch11 macrumors newbie

    brandonwelch11

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    Hong Kong
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    So I've been trying to reserve my iPhone 6 unlocked for a couple of weeks now and still no good. In Hong Kong at the moment you can't order iPhone 6/6 Plus from Apple's online store.

    Now interestingly enough, I went and did some research and found that 95% of all countries selling iPhone 6's have a 1-5 business day shipment time, except 128GB iPhone 6's in the USA where it will take 7-10 business days.

    My BIG question is... How come Apple can ship a iPhone 6 to China in 3-5 business days but offer no shipping at all to Hong Kong yet they border each other?

    Instead they leave you to reserve a iPhone 6 online to go and pickup at a Apple Retail Store. The stock is so unbelievably limited that its pretty much a race to get your hands on one.

    Why is the stock so limited if Hong Kong borders Shenzhen which is where most of the iPhones are assembled?

    Population in Pennsylvania [My hometown] = 12.4 million [1-3 Business days for iPhone 6 Shipment]

    Population in Hong Kong [Current city] = 7.2 million [No shipping offered. Must reserve online for pickup. WTF]
     

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  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    I imagine they don't ship because of the scalping issue. It sucks to be in that spot. I couldn't get mine shipped either due to the sort of plan I had to be on. When I ordered, out of contract wasn't an option exce[t when purchased in store.
     
  3. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    you know you're comparing the population of 46,056 sq mi of penn, to 426 sq mi of hong kong.


    its based off demand.
     
  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

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    "Why is the stock so limited if Hong Kong borders Shenzhen which is where most of the iPhones are assembled?"

    Your location does not give any advantage for availability.
     

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