Carrier NO AT&T Stores Will Have ANY Jet Black (4.7" and 5.5")

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  1. Phightinphils macrumors 6502

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    Just spoke with two AT&T Company Stores in the suburbs and was told by both that NO AT&T STORES WILL HAVE JET BLACK MODELS AT LAUNCH. I assumed they meant just the plus models so I asked what about the 4.7" and was guaranteed that no JB will be available. :(
     
  2. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    If Apple itself is out of JB's until November, this is the least bit surprising. Anecdotally, carrier stores have poor inventory of the desirable models on launch every year.
     
  3. gui0312 macrumors 6502

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    I would take anything "AT&T stores" tell you with a grain of salt. Since I can remember they have been wrong about most things. Yes the Jet Black iPhones are in higher demand than the rest.
     
  4. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    potsy, i wouldn't trust what stores tell you
     
  5. Slowpc macrumors 6502

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    There is another post being updated on here also starting same updates with no jet black available at retail
     
  6. medenblik macrumors regular

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    I do know when the 5S came out and corporate att store I camped out at on launch day didn't have any space grey. Only silver. So I got 2 silver...so it's possible
     
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    Because it looks absolutely stunning, and some people don't mind "micro abrasions"; or they just use a case 90% of the time, and when they don't use the case for other 10% of the time, they like admiring a beautiful piece of hardware.
     
  9. TechnicallyTee macrumors 65816

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    I can easily believe that carrier stores will have either none or very little JB. I'm pretty sure they won't have any though. Makes sense.
     
  10. Phightinphils thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea I'm not gonna waste my time gambling on AT&T by waiting in line all night when I could drive a little further and camp at an Apple Store. I just stopped by the Apple Store and the rep said that before pre-orders even started there was a large batch of every model set aside for walk-ins on Friday. I'm not saying I'm expecting them to have JB+ models but Jet Black 4.7" models wouldn't be out of the ballpark.

    After all, it is an Apple phone at an Apple store... (her words, not mine)
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    Scratches/smudges or not, the device looks like one big piece of glass. Stunning is an understatement.
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    True, but I guess I took them as truthful since he offered to hold me a matte black model if I wanted. Probably wouldn't have been that nice if he was lying to me idk?
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    Yea - even worse is that I had a 6+, got tired of the size and got a 4.7" 6S, ordered a 4.7" 7 and now I'm majorly regretting not going back it the plus D:
     
  11. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    BS, everyone will mind those abrasions. Then you will have to case to minimize. Then you'll want to resell and have to highlight them.

    Absolutely the dumbest color that Apple has returned to the lineup.

    Everyone hates fingerprints and scratches. Cool-aid available one forum over.
     
  12. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, I don't know why people are so obsessed with folks who will get the jet black. I mean, there's the PSA aspect of "hey, if you didn't realize it initially, it'll scratch" but it's beginning to border on obsession.

    I'm getting jet black. I figured it would scratch (oh, a high gloss black object scratching? color me shocked!) even before the reviewers confirmed it. Don't really care.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You wait and see. The JB will have higher resale value in about a year because it's the new kid on the block. Just like the white iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 a year after their release, as well as the gold iPhone 5s.
     
  14. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    Will Never Happen.
     
  15. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    My friend is a regional manager for a few AT&T stores and he assured me that employees, managers have absolutely no idea what they are and are not getting until the shipment arrives. Whoever you spoke to is probably just making an educated guess based on what is being regurgitated all over the internet
     
  16. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    I happen to know that no one has any knowledge of how many of what color they will be receiving at this point. Im so confident id put cash money on it!!!!!
     
  17. Phightinphils thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think someone's cranky bc they didn't order a Jet Black before it backordered to November.
     
  18. King Shady macrumors 6502

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    You're delusional af.
     
  19. thecurryman macrumors 6502

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    LOL I dont understand why so many people are freaking out about JB and the "micro-abrasions". I have a black car, Its gonna scratch, its more expensive than any phone, and its not a big deal. Its just a phone and apple is gonna release a new color next year probably that will have people gushing over it and even more "WHAT COLOR SHOULD I GET" threads haha
     
  20. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Probably that's Why Sprint has plenty of 7 Pluses and Jet Black Models as recompence for not getting enough Rose Gold Units last year. Seems like supply distribution was handled at the highest levels. And At&t had tons of Rose Gold in 2015.
     
  21. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    I'm in Canada, but I can say that I know that at least one of the carriers has told employees that they won't have any jet black models until October at the earliest, and they can't say when in October.
     
  22. brienlaw macrumors newbie

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    which carrier? Telus?
     
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    This is true.

    The only certainty is they won't have iPhone 7 Plus models till Saturday.
     
  24. SR42 macrumors regular

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    None of this is true. In line at ATT already. They have 20 pluses, just not in any blacks. They have one jet black 7 and a few matte black 7's. I was going for a black plus 128, weighing my options deciding what to do.
     
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    I'm 2nd in line, but my preorder is preparing for shipment so I might get the 7+ Jet Black 256gb att anyways..
     

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