Is Jet Black as scarce as people make it seem?

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  1. DragonPrime120 macrumors member

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    I've been reading a few of these threads, and the general consensus seems to be that there are no Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus available at launch, is this true? Has anyone seen any updates on their Jet Black orders? Specifically at Best Buy? This is my first time preording an iPhone, I ended up going to Best Buy with my confirmation at 3:20 AM CST for my 265GB JB Plus, and it says it should be delivered by Sep. 16. Are Best Buy's dates usually accurate?
     
  2. Surfer13134 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep,it's like the Gold iPhone a few years ago. Shipping dates slipped almost instantly on Jet Black. I got my order in within 3 minutes of the store opening and got an October 3-10th date.
     
  3. TechnicallyTee macrumors 65816

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    I predicted it was going to be just like the Gold when it first released. As soon as I watched the keynote and they announced it I knew everyone was going to go for the and dates were going to get pushed and people were going to complain..
     
  4. JAT macrumors 603

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    You know, if you don't get an iPhone 7 before October, you'll never get laid again.
     
  5. TechnicallyTee macrumors 65816

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    Facts right there.
     
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    Apple likely constrained supply. Masters of the supply and demand game, they play the game to perfection. Creating the image of hard to get is their expertise.
     
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  8. bhall110 macrumors regular

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    same i watched the keynote and knew it was going to be popular. When they did the video about the process of making the device i knew it would be VERY scarce.
     
  9. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say that's very likely the case. Aside from just being plain difficult to manufacture, I'm sure they also want to gauge how the phone does in the wild before they ramp up production.
     
  10. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    Given the warning about micro scratches I would've thought demand for JB would have been a lot less. I guess a lot of ppl are less particular about their phone than me.
     
  11. bhall110 macrumors regular

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    I think the scratches give it a personality in a way. Also why keep it perfect when I'm just going to get a new phone in 12 months.
     
  12. Michael887 macrumors 6502a

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    There's a part of me that wants to give Apple the benefit of doubt. Maybe they really did underestimate the demand, or they're having production issues with it. The other side says Apple should know by now that NEW COLOUR = highest initial demand (was the same with Gold 5s & Rose Gold 6s). Perhaps they're also artificially limiting supply to drive up demand. Either way, this is the curse you gotta live with if you want the "latest and greatest" iPhone from Apple.
     
  13. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    Resale baby
     
  14. bhall110 macrumors regular

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    Its a company phone so it just gets passed down to someone else who will put a case on it. The phones in my company get passed down until they either break or they are obsolete. someone is still using my IP5
     
  15. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

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    Check out this video showing the different blacks in person and their opinion
     
  16. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    don't tell my uncle that
     
  17. First Post G macrumors regular

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    Apple purposefully constraining supply doesn't make sense...they want to make money. No point in creating a heightened sense of demand - it's already very high. But this is suggested every year.

    I don't know about this either. If there was a production issue, why was it easy to get a regular 7 for launch day in Jet Black as long as you were in the store right when it opened? Also, they were flaunting Jet Black throughout the keynote...they definitely knew this would be a hot seller.

    My take is they had a bunch made and knew the demand would be higher than they could satisfy, so to avoid disappointment, they quoted no 7+s as available for launch. I bet some people will get them on Friday, but only about 5-10% of those who ordered in the first 30 minutes.

    But, really, who the hell knows?
     
  18. Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    Is that a promise or a threat?
     
  19. bhall110 macrumors regular

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    Don't forget they have to make enough to put display models in each store.
     
  20. Michael887 macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely a reasonable take. I guess Apple is always in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation when it comes to preorders. It's just a little disappointing when everyone else who ordered within the first 10 mins got a Sept 16 date while we get one 1-2 weeks away (or longer), even though we ordered at the same time. Seeing as supposedly none of us got a 16th date, it gives the impression (to some) that we got shafted, just for choosing Jet Black.

    Oh well we'll have to see how it develops. Friday will be here soon enough, and hopefully a phone will be arriving on my doorstep! ;)
     
  21. First Post G macrumors regular

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    I'm with you buddy! I am in the Sep 26-Oct 3 wave for a JP 7+ 128G Verizon.
     
  22. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    Same thing happened last year with the rose gold... there will be a lot available on release day.
     
  23. buck1127 macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered one today looking at November but I'm in no rush
     
  24. tdronski macrumors member

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    I have a friend that works at an Apple retail store and he said he was looking through the product reservation list for people coming in to upgrade on IUP and there were no reservations that list a 7 Plus Jet Black at his store.
     
  25. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    Yes only because Apple does this purposely to create "hype" for their newest iPhone. They do this with every new color that's introduced to their flagship phone. Pure marketing.

    However IMO Apple dropped the ball this time around because they could have put the squeeze on Samsung and their failed Note 7 release/recall by having more quantities and colors of the 7 and 7+ available on release day - potentially allowing those customers to jump ship.
     

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