All iPads Why won't Apple have pre-order anymore?

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  1. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    This is completely classless that they stopped doing this just so they can generate lines outside Apple stores for press
     
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    What makes you think that's why they do it. Do you have any hard facts to back that up. Maybe its to do with constrained supplies rather then a marketing ploy. I don't like it either like a lot of people but it is the way it is and there is no sense dwelling on it or whining and complaining about it.
     
  3. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Constrained supplies? Apple has no problem putting up products for sale that had SEVERE supply constraints, shall I remind you of the 2012 iMac launch? People waiting month+ for the first few months after it went sale


    This is an obvious buzz builder, get local news crews outside a best buy and tape the people waiting in line in the cold like fools
     
  4. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    If that's true, why isn't the iPad mini launching on Nov 1st like the iPad Air?
    If they were launched on the same day, the line would only be larger.
     
  5. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    There is a difference, iPad air is ready for November 1, they can't afford to launch nothing
     
  6. hoon2999 macrumors regular

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    if what he said is true, it makes more sense that Apple wants them to release on different date.

    More launch dates = more news = raise stocks.
     
  7. bittyme macrumors member

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    So why did they launch iphone 5s and 5c at the same time? The supplies of 5s is still very limited, especially the gold, and they launched it.

    I don't think they're limiting sales on purpose. If you're in the business of selling something, you sell it as much as you can. Doesn't make sense to hold off stock whatsoever.

    You need to troll on some other topics honestly.
     
  8. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Well, it works.
     
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Because when you get a customer through the door, there's a higher chance the customer buys an accessory or something else in the store.
     
  11. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    I hate no preorders. My guess is supply issues.
     
  12. bobright macrumors 601

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    Right no way the superior precious company that is Apple would ever do this :rolleyes:
     
  13. crocky macrumors member

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    Not real good.... Got up early for the speech this morning I notice no preorder! What are they thinking....
     
  14. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    They've had pre orders for devices with limited supply like the iPhone 5 and iMac 2012

    This is the new 2013 strategy
     
  15. jps1012 macrumors 6502a

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    But why have preorder the 5c?
     
  16. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    I believe it's because of multiple people ordering large units and reselling. There's always a way around the system. In person, much tougher.
     
  17. temna macrumors 6502a

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    And also Apple gets more on the device vs it being sold at a dealer discount to Best Buy and other chains...
     
  18. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    When the 5S was released, I, along with many others, thought the same thing. Oh how much money they will lose! What are they thinking! Boy were we all wrong. I believe they said they sold MORE iPhone 5S than any other product launch? They know what they're doing, and its working
     
  19. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    So, if Apple does it to create buzz.. so what?

    They can do that.

    They, like any company can do what they damn well please. We then can either buy it, or not.

    Life is not fair.

    Geez.


    (I have no idea if this is the reason why - and it does not matter)
     
  20. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I can just expect they knew there would little buzz for it regardless what they did
     
  21. HighTechToid macrumors member

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    My thoughts exactly. People order way less stuff when doing it online. Now I'm sure apple has also considered that this will generate lines too, but it's far more likely that the reason would be so that they could be up sold on other things in the store.

    "Would you like a shiny new Macbook to go with your new iPad? Let me show you how iCloud syncs with other Apple products."
     
  22. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Let me introduce you to my UPS and FEDEX delivery guys. They are here most days of the week with more "stuff".

    The Mall where the Apple store is - not so much.
     
  23. Centris 650 macrumors 6502a

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    What's different now than in the past is that they are same day releasing in multiple countries...especially China! I'm sure it would be a logistical nightmare to do preorders around the world for same day availability.
     
  24. HighTechToid macrumors member

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    'you' is not the same as 'most people'. :) like yourself I do most of my shopping online as well, but if you ask any retailer they will always tell you they prefer to get the customer in the store for the reason of selling attachments because 'most' customers will not buy the extra stuff if shopping online.
     

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