When does the "new phone hype" go away?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Fendi10023, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Fendi10023 macrumors newbie

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    As we all know, the 5s is coming out on Friday. Friday will be full of lines, sold out stores, 2-3 week delays in shipping, etc etc. I was wondering, how long does it take for the "new phone hype" to go away? For those who don't understand what I mean, if you went into a AT&T store in February, you'll have no problem getting the latest iPhone out w/out having to camp out or worry. How long does it usually take for the new iPhone craze to go away and us "regular consumers" to be able to walk in the store and buy the iPhone 5s without worrying about it being sold out or lines? October, November, Christmas?
     
  2. Spacial macrumors 6502

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    Every year is different. Guessing is pointless.
     
  3. Macalway macrumors 68000

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  4. OMAC83 macrumors member

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    Lol agreed
     
  5. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    Or the next one is announced ... :D
     
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Bingo!
     
  7. saud0488 macrumors 6502

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    When Apple stops artificially constraining supply.
     
  8. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    Now, that's just all kinds of not :D
     
  9. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Realistically Late November forward, could be later this time around.
     
  10. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    I think this round will have constrained supply until after Christmas.
     
  11. mepsi macrumors newbie

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  12. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I ordered my iphone 5 on Saturday September 15th last year, a day after the preorder started and received on October 1st. Over 2 million were pre ordered the first 24 hours, and yet I got mine in 2 weeks, even after ordering beyond that initial 24 hour window. I don't expect it to be any worse since the 5c will likely take some sales away from the 5s.
     
  13. matttye macrumors 601

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    Probably depends where you're planning to get one.

    I walked into an O2 store three or so days after the i5 was released and got one.
     
  14. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    There will be a big demand surge that will die down in early November and ramp up again in December. By the end of January everything should be normal.
     

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