Why no iPhone 5S preorders?

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  1. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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  2. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Apple gave no reason. Perhaps Apple will weigh in later. Lines will grow bigger now I bet ;)
     
  3. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe to avoid people buying too many making them hard to get a hold of.

    I will buy in a shop. Why pre order one when it takes 2-3 weeks and usually a full 3 weeks by which time others are using Iphone 5S's?
     
  4. Lobwedgephil thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Usually you can pre order and get it on launch day. Now you have to go into the store. I guess Apple wants the lines again, or adding China into the mix had something to do with it
     
  5. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    It's annoying because Apple have taken away the only hassle-free way of getting it at launch.
     
  6. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    If we order the 5c and wanted the 5s could we just walk in on release day and exchange it?
     
  7. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

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    I'm assuming that you'll still be able to purchase the iphone online at 12 am on the 20th though. It'll be the same deal as preordering but you'll have to wait at least an extra day to get the phone (assuming they overnight).
     
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    That would be nice.
     
  9. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    This. Apple and the iPhone have lost a bit of luster as of late and considering this is a mild refresh, why risk having shorter lines than usual.

    Also, I thought I recall reading that there was concern about how much inventory would be available do to shortages in fingerprint sensors. Would explain why you can preorder the 5C but not the 5S. So maybe this.

    Just my $0.02.
     
  10. NYRGirardi5 macrumors member

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    keep in mind the 20th is a friday so you wouldn't get it until after the weekend.
     
  11. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    The most popular educated guess as to why there are no 5s pre-ordered is because there are rumors of supply shortages. This makes a lot of sense given they are doing pre-orders for the 5c. They want to make sure they have enough supply in physical stores.
     
  12. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    They already have a massive warehouse loaded with the iPhone 5S in Memphis, TN. You don't need to pre-order, they already have them here.
     
  13. walmartmartyr macrumors 6502

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    What's gunna b the hardware defect this time with the launch phones? Fingerprint sensor I guess
     
  14. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    I assume no pre orders because they want lines and hype...
     
  15. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know what time it'll go on sale on apples website on the 20th?
     
  16. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. They want people coming to the stores. It builds hype and gives them a chance to sell other products.
     
  17. F123D macrumors 68040

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    It's pretty clear. Apple wants lines and hype on launch day. Sucks for everyone who planned on preordering.
     
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    Will there be preorders at the carrier stores on the 13th
     
  19. marksman macrumors 603

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    I have heard due to yield issues on the fingerprint sensor production on the 5S model is very constrained and might be in very limited supply for a while.
     
  20. makotoisle macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it's for hype; the stores that are usually crowded are already going to be crowded. I think it's probably because they don't have enough phones.
     
  21. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

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    BUT you'd actually be ordering at 3 am est which is so early that they may ship them out same day...if early enough it could get there by the next day....amazon has gotten stuff to me in a day's time if i order it early enough.

    Eh. Who knows. Honestly I just want to HAVE the phone...or know it's coming in the mail. I wouldn't even be in the market for one if my 5 wasn't stolen (and my stupid ass had insurance)
     
  22. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Then why not still able to preorder now with a later ship date? They clearly want people showing up to the store on launch day.
     
  23. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    They have enough phones. We hear every year, supplies are constrained. Think about it, rolling out new phone and new cases....force people to go to store, see fancy new cases, and make a $39 impulse buy
     
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    Maybe because they know the demand will certainly not outweigh the supply? Look at all the voters who voted "Underwhelming" in another thread.
     

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