Stop with the Apple Stock Conspiracies

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rafterman, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Rafterman macrumors 68000

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    Hey, its a free country, um, internet, and people can say whatever they want. But these "Apple purposely holds back inventory to create demand" conspiracies some people like to spout are just plain dumb.

    First of all, the desire for Apple products is already there. Apple doesn't have to ramp desire up any more than it already is. Second, you can't sell what you don't have. Since Apple doesn't charge until they ship, Apple is losing money when they don't have enough stock. Third, no stock and slow shipping results in bad publicity and customer complaints - which lead to even more bad publicity. And fourth, the companies in China that make these things are working at 100 percent capacity, always short of personnel and constantly struggling to keep up with orders. Tell one of their overworked employees that they are "holding back" and they would probably punch you in the face.

    The whole "Apple purposely holds back inventory" thing is just plain ridiculous.
     
  2. kerrikins macrumors 65816

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    Every year it's the same thing and every year Apple sells more than they did before. (Interesting feat if they're holding back inventory, to be honest.)

    Apple has far more to lose than to gain by holding back inventory. People do not like waiting. They get pissed off and consider switching devices and some actually do in the meantime if they get frustrated enough.

    There's never ever been proof of it, something you'd think would have happened in eight years.
     

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