This is ridiculous. I get the feeling Apple is just stalling the release because they know 6.1 has already been jailbroken. Not like it really matters, as 6.1 doesn't bring anything substantial anyway. Siri integration in Fandango? Uh.. wow.
Why? Their return policy is double that of Apple's, plus you get incentive points for every dollar you spend there, whereas Apple has no buyer loyalty reward program whatsoever. If you have any problems with your Apple purchase, you can still take it to the Genius Bar at any Apple store, regardless of where you purchased it from.
But that doesn't make sense. Why would they place higher stocking priority on 3rd party outlets, with their lower profit margin per unit sold, over their own in house stores? Again, Cook is supposed to be this wiz logistics guy, so why can't he keep his own online/b&m stores stocked?
What's disturbing to me about this debacle is Tim Cook's much lauded claim to fame was his status and skill as "the logistics guy." This is three launches now under his watch that have been unable to meet demand because the production process just wasn't ready. He can blame anyone he wants, but if he was truly the "logistics guy" everyone says he is, this nonsense should have been nailed down before these products went on sale.
Do you ever have anything to contribute to the conversation besides your tongue in cheek "Apple is doomed" nonsense? Maybe it was funny a couple months ago, to god knows who, but now it's just gotten ridiculous. We get it, you're a master of dry sarcasm. Accept this slow clap, and change up the routine.
Or you could just go to bestbuy.com, where they are all in stock and shipping immediately.
What is up with the Apple Store lately? 3rd party suppliers are doing a better job keeping things in stock than they are.