You think finding a lightning cable in store is bad now...

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by bisnicks, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. bisnicks macrumors regular

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    You think finding a lightning cable in store is bad now, just wait until the iPad Mini and possibly the new new iPad comes out! It's pretty bad that Best Buy hasn't received any stock yet. A 1-2 week wait through the Apple Store online is a little ridiculous too...
     
  2. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Yep, ordered 3 about 2 weeks ago, they come tomorrow.
     
  3. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Here in the UK, they're non-existant at my local Apple store (Manchester), yet walk into the (otherwise terrible) Dixons or PC World, et voila, they had whole displays of them.
     
  4. cngrevolution macrumors member

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    Here in LA the apple stores seem to have bunches. They also have the adapters from 30pin to lightning. Glad I got my stash now. :D
     
  5. mabeyman macrumors member

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    My on-campus apple authorized reseller had about 30 last time I checked. Maybe I should start selling some on eBay
     
  6. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Picked mine up from an 02 high street store.

    Plenty just hanging there on the display stand.

    £15.

    :D
     
  7. TRMC13 macrumors member

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    Had no problem picking 2 up yesterday at the store on Stockton here in SF. They had a full shelf of them.
     
  8. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    The Apple stores in Nashville has loads of them
     
  9. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I think the OP's point is that anyone who needs one now had better get on it because once the new devices come out, there will be another wave of new buyers depleting all existing supplies. Hopefully Apple has established a strong supply chain of these items by now and going forward.
     
  10. reputationZed macrumors 65816

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    Ordered mine from Apple, got it within a weeks time.

    If you order now you should have it before the new iPads ship
     
  11. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    The problem with ordering online from Apple here in the UK is that they charge you for shipping unless you spend £80 or more. Most other online retailers here including ones like Amazon offer free shipping. I refuse to pay for shipping when I shouldn't have to. I'm going to try and go into a local Apple store or other retailer in the next few days to try and pick one up.
     
  12. negrohero9 macrumors regular

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    I might do this too!
     
  13. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    You're just further exacerbating the problem if you do that. It means more stores will be out of stock and more people will be forced to turn to eBay to pay a higher price while you profit. That's not fair.
     
  14. iPhoneApple macrumors 6502

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    Just go to a carrier store. They have plenty in stock.
     
  15. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I wasn't aware there was a shortage of the cables.

    It's the adaptors that are hard to find.
     
  16. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Initially the Lightning to USB cables were selling out like hotcakes. It was several weeks (and only recently) before you didn't have to call ahead to find out if Apple Stores had gotten shipments.

    Now the adapters supply problem is sorting itself out in much the same way.
     
  17. iBaloney macrumors 6502

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    Which stores?!
     
  18. ek9max macrumors regular

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    Walked into my local apple store last week and they had hundreds.
     
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    As with the above posters, that was not my experience.

    All of the Apple Stores here had over 50 of them, and the online store also had stock.

    You could get them easily the day the phone came out.

    One of the stores actually has more Lightning to USB cables than 30-pin to USB cables!
     
  21. Josh220 macrumors regular

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    My local store has an entire portion of their accessory wall full of the lightning cables. No shortages are likely here.
     
  22. teejaysyke macrumors regular

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    Staten Islands Apple Store had hundreds too. A whole wall 1/4th filled along with other iphone 5 things
     
  23. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    US and UK differences, too, I suppose. My local stores are flush with Lightning to USB now but in the two weeks after receiving my iPhone 5 on 09/21, that wasn't the case. I have 3 Apple stores (in a major US city) within 10 miles of my house and they were spotty for those two weeks, selling out for days on end. Always able to order online.

    Now the call ahead item is the 13-pin adapter (both kinds.)

    There are huge threads about both of these items beginning 09/21.
     
  24. auero macrumors 65816

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    My store must have had at least 100. I've been in and out there and they've always had them.
     
  25. formerpc macrumors 6502

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    Same thing at my Apple Store too (Carlsbad, CA).
     

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