So "supply constraints" were a lie?

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  1. Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

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    Seems like people are having a good amount of success walking into various retailers to buy iPhone X models. Basically anyone that really wants an iPhone X should be able to get one by December.
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Hence Apple predicted a record quarter even with only 2 months of sales of the X.
     
  3. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030

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    There's still a month delay on getting a phone if you order today. Supply doesn't seem to be as constrained as some perhaps thought, but there is not enough to meet demand at this point.
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Supply constraints was a rumour from "confirmed" sources. As was Touch ID under the display and Apple reducing the quality of Face ID.

    Basically it's typical analyst rubbish. Near enough every year since 2007 there have been supply issues for iPhones because the demand for them is extremely high, so it's a no-brainer to claim that and back up your baloney by citing invisible sources deep in the supply chain. It's just what they do to get clicks and it's always going to be a really safe bet. Some of the other rumours may also be FUD manufactured by Apple's rivals.

    iPhone X availability is still constrained in the sense that you're not guaranteed to pick one up tomorrow, though certainly not as bad as people expected.
     
  5. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Yep. Walked into my local verizon at 9:15 AM (1.25 hours after they opened). They had like 10 people working there and I was one of 2 customers in the store lol. They seemed to have PLENTY of iPhone x

    ...now the actual phone I got -- that's a whole different story.
     
  6. Revels macrumors member

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    In the US.

    My local UK store doesn't have any.
     
  7. briand05 macrumors 6502

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    I just walked in the Verizon store at 11 am and got one no problem!
     
  8. VoilaiPhone macrumors regular

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    or Bloomberg was spot on about Apple lowering QC on suppliers for faster production.
     
  9. ARSC macrumors 6502

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    except for the US iphone supplies are less in every country.
     
  10. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Thumbs up x10

    The X that I walked out with didn't work right out of the box. Bottom half of the screen was not responsive. Soft reset helped, but it reverted to non-working before I could even get it set up.
     
  11. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    Checking the VZW corporate stores where I live, they show none in stock.
     
  12. Marshall73 macrumors 68000

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    Hang around here every year and you see the same 'lies' from analysts who aim to push the share price down so they can cash in when official figures are released.
     
  13. nia820 macrumors 68020

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    Or either not that many people are attempting to buy an iPhone x right now. News of constrained supply perhaps swayed a lot of people to not even attempt to buy one today.
     
  14. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Market manipulation. Happens every time Apple is about to launch a new product or announce quarterly financial reports.
     
  15. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    ...or they're just so damn expensive people just can't afford them like they could previously. I suppose most people don't know or care so long as the monthly payment is affordable <roll eyes>.... just like that 72 month car payment amiright?
     
  16. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    My local Verizon (medium sized store) had plenty, they said they had about 30 of them. I walked in this morning, no lines or anyone who seemed to care about them, and walked out with one. I think it's a combination of things, the usual analyst BS where they are frequently wrong but need to justify their jobs or web clicks, or whatever. And a reduced demand because 1) it's expensive, 2) it can be viewed as a downgrade for plus owners and 3) many probably are happy with the cheaper 8 series. But Apple's stock is up, so the optimism is there.
     
  17. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    I'm not saying it was over-hyped but maybe the X was hyped up a bit too much.... :p
     
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    Shipping online also went down from 5-6 weeks to 3-4 weeks lol. Just called up my Apple Store and they said theres plenty of stock for all models.
     
  19. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    I think the problem with analysts is that they may not be wrong but their info is clearly months old (yet portrayed as "current") and lacks context. I'm guessing there were lots of hurdles to get production levels up on the X, but Apple may have solved them several months ago not last week.
     
  20. jtrue28 macrumors 6502a

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    So there really are no "news" sites anymore. Everyone has their own agenda to push. It's probably been like this forever, we're all just now waking up to their bs. Hate the guy, or not, but he is right.
     
  21. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    We might have one left, let me check...
     
  22. KingslayerG5 Suspended

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    This time really did feel like a marketing ploy.

    I may not get my iPhone X today but the Best Buy guy told me they are getting plenty of shipments daily. I will probably get it within a week or by tomorrow. It seems to be one of the smoothest launches ever since the 4/4s days.
     
  23. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Saying there are supply constraints doesn't necessarily imply you can't match demand. If I plan to make 500 million phones and supply constraints cause me to only make 450 million, I have not met my goal. If supply is only 420 million immediately, I have still met the demand.

    Obviously using made up numbers as an example, but clever wording will have you completely honest while still riling people up regarding scarcity.
     
  24. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

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    Yup its always a lie.

    For example, when you preorder it will quickly say 4-5weeks till available, but if you order it anyways, it will take 1 week, but like 2 max.

    Happens everytime.
     
  25. falainber macrumors 65816

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    Not so fast. We still don't know the facts. It very well may be the low demand. At this point we have no idea how many iPhone X Apple sold.
     

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