This was the worst preorder in Apple's history

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Goldfrapp, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

    Goldfrapp

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    With every other preorder in previous years, if you stayed up until 12:01 and ordered within 5-8 minutes, you were guaranteed to get your toy on launch day. This year, it was a total disaster.

    Mad beyond belief.

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  2. StvPtrsn macrumors newbie

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    Didn't have to refresh a single page...was kind of nice.
     
  3. Sampple macrumors member

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  4. bigmikeyp macrumors regular

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    Agreed. Personally, it was by far the worst. Not been able to get a reservation and will now have to wait for whenever stock becomes available for 7+ (shipping in November already..! :eek:)
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    Ordered 128GB matte black 7+ at 12:05. Delivery 9/16. *Shrug*
     
  6. makinbiscuits macrumors member

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    Two years ago was horrible. It took me almost an hour to order my 6+. I was done this time in a couple minutes after 3.
     
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    That has definitely, definitely not been true in my experience. It's always been a bit hectic... timeouts, page refreshes, and shipping times slipping within seconds. :D
     
  8. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    Same here. Got what I wanted no problems and delivery expected on the 16th. Perfection.
     
  9. tommysm macrumors 6502a

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    Same for me, all the other launcher were fails lol
     
  10. MathersMahmood macrumors 6502

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    Same! So dumb don't make an option to reserve and then not behave that option work!
     
  11. April Knight Suspended

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    No glitches here. All went smooth. The only problem is that the Jet Black 7+ was never available for delivery on the 16th. So even though the process went smoother than previous years, I'm still not getting my ~$1000 iPhone on day one.

    I understand this is a "first world problem," but the keynote they gave never mentioned 7+ Jet Black not being available on Sept 16th, and their website even has a picture of the 7+ in Jet Black with "Available September 16th" below it. lol
     
  12. 34 Volt macrumors regular

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    The only thing that screwed me this year was, for some reason, I couldn't change where I was shipping my phone. I have AT&T Next and preordered thru Apple Store via iPhone App. It had to be shipped to my parents house in FL (billing address), and slipped to 3-4 weeks. Ugh.
     
  13. DustinDev47 macrumors 6502

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    As expected, the launch time was a bit late but I got everything I wanted and the only issue I encountered was one that I caused myself, and I still got what I wanted. I always get what I want. Funny how that works
     
  14. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    First world problems! Just have a bit of patience and get some perspective. A few weeks really isn't that long.
     
  15. ARizz44 macrumors 6502

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    I know a few people who were able to get the plus in Jet Black with a 9/16 delivery but it appears the supply was smalllllllllllllll. As in ridiculously small.
     
  16. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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    The funny thing is that a lot of people were on here saying how nobody would be buying it. Now everything has slipped back, it killed a couple carrier websites, and I still haven't been able to get my preorder through.
     
  17. acctman macrumors 6502a

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    purchase my phone in 4-5 screen clicks on via the Apple Store app. 1-2mins tops... verzion ate up 30secs checking my account upgrade but once it came back Apple pay checkout and done.

    7+ 128gb Black, ship 16th
     
  18. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    or the supply was low
     
  19. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Let's see where we are now.

    "It won't sell."

    … product sells out in hours …

    "Apple are deliberately holding supply back."

    … sales figures show they sold a metric crapton …

    "It's only the loyal fanboys that bought them."

    … next quarter shows sales growth …

    "We've reached saturation point."

    … continued sales growth …

    … repeat for the next X years …

    Don't you just love this time of the year?
     
  20. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    At this point that is all speculation.
     
  21. Mr.Blacky macrumors regular

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    According to the internet, EVERY preorder for an Apple product was the worst!:confused:
     
  22. redbeard331 macrumors 6502a

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    ATT really screwed it up for a lot of people, if you pre-ordered the 6S when it went live last year they are making you wait until the 21st to even pre-order!!! I guess it won't be a pre-order by then... With shipping times already well into November for jet black, I can't even imagine how many months we'll have to wait by the 21st!! Makes me want to just tell ATT to go **** themselves and switch to T-Mobil
     
  23. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    I thought it went
    I think the reserve option worked. I thought that too, but If you check the regular 7, it shows in store reservation is available for pick up on the 16th. Well, where I am anyways shows every 7 is available for pick up except for the jet black.
     

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