Is the Delay in 5.5 to Prevent 4.7 Returns?

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  1. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    Or who is going to wait to see both versions to compare in hand before committing?

    I want to see both myself before deciding which one.

    Isn't this the 1st version since the return window has been shortened?

    Apple was probably tired of silly people buying one color and then returning it for another as an example.

    I'm sure the sizes would have been the same.
     
  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    haha I doubt it

    people returning their iphone is probably lower than 1% of all sales

    and I'm sure there's no 5.5 inch iphone 6
     
  3. AustinIllini macrumors G3

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    No. Not at all.
     
  4. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    Good theory ... Who knows
     
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I don't think we will see the 5.5 inch iphone for at least another year so... Yeah I guess
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I am betting it will be more than a month between the two, Apple is not stupid and knows its customers very well.
     
  7. Velin macrumors 65816

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    It is a good theory, given the liberal return on new purchases.

    Frankly I hope Apple does stagger them to prevent store return abuse. Sick of people buying a black iPhone, use it for two weeks, then return it for a gold or white one. Or the screen nuts, purchase and return fifty iPads when nothing is wrong with any of them.
     
  8. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    The 4.7 will likely outsell the 5.5, so no, it isn't.
     
  9. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has so much time and effort invested in programming it's followers that tiny displays are perfect, the fear of a proper full size display is overwhelming. After over two years of procrastination and sunburn refusal, Apple remains behind the markets insatiable love of a large spacious display. No longer able to ignore the majority, it's time to face the slap of reality. After all, not everyone worships Apple.
     
  10. Arran macrumors 601

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    Maybe not all their customers.

    But I think Apple is on to their time-wasting, store-clogging, profit-sucking, habitual returners.
     
  11. I7guy macrumors P6

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    So then you go buy your fat-phone. I'll stick with a smaller model.
     
  12. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    Oops sorry to hurt your feelings and upset you.

    It's just a device to me, not something essential to my emotional state...:)
     
  13. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    Mass-produced goods have a high rate of faults.
    I bought some 'made in England' New Balance trainers/sneakers today and when I got them home I noticed a couple of faults. Fair enough if they had cost me $20, but they were £100 (169$). They went back and it took three pairs to be unboxed in the shop before I found a pair I was happy with. I experience this kind of crap with plenty of the things I purchase and yes, my last iPhone was faulty out of the box too. Five of them.
     
  14. I7guy macrumors P6

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    Really? I should have <sarcasm> </sarcasm> :)

    Although I could see if the device didn't do what you wanted, your emotional state could be upset. :apple:
     
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I think OP's theory is not that bad. I hate when people intentionally buy a product knowing they're going to return it. It raises the cost for everyone else.
     
  16. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    Dumb theory.

    Who's going to actually purchase an iPhone 6 exactly 14 days before they think the iPhone 6 XL (?) will come out and then rush to return the iPhone 6 within Apple's return window? Yeah, there might be a customer or two neurotic enough to do just that, but I doubt it happens often enough to dictate Apple's production and supply chain strategy.

    Keep in mind that the iPhone 5s was officially announced only 10 days before the release date. So, anyone trying to time their iPhone 6 purchase around a 14-day return period is either engaging in high stakes speculation (OMG, what if the larger phone comes out 16 days after purchase? They might go two whole days without a phone!) or an ADD-addled idiot who can't be bothered with waiting an extra few weeks or however long it takes between releases.
     
  17. Velin macrumors 65816

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    Search the forums here and elsewhere. You'll find many people who purchased black iPhones -- merely to try them out, list them on Ebay, and if they didn't sell for top dollar, return them within the return window. Why? So they could have an iPhone 5s for a few days until they could get the "gold" one. Tons of people did this, and defended it as totally legitimate.
     
  18. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What delay?

    Apple haven't released a new phone yet so how can it be delayed?
     
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    There is a delay in rolling out the 5.5" vs. the 4.7" The rumor is that apple is going to a staged rollout, where the 4.7" iPhone 6 comes out in September and the 5.5" after that.
     
  20. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I already know I want the 5.5" iPhone 6.
     
  21. Chundles macrumors G4

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    That doesn't make any sense. How can something not yet released, nor given a release date be delayed?
     
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    Neither does the 4.7' at present.
     
  24. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    I will be disappointed in apple if they don't atleast announce the 5.5 in September. don't let people think its not coming and burn the upgrade on the 4.7 if they would rather the 5.5. Im getting the 4.7 but that's still a crappy thing to do.
     

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