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post #81 of 86
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Originally Posted by Mechanic View Post
 

 

Because it an analyst telling the story lol they can be both wrong and right at the same time. For plausible deniably reasons in the future.

 

Because analysts are "notoriously semi-accurate".

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Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

GOA

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post #82 of 86
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Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

I remember a few years back, when people would scramble to get their hands on the Nintendo Wii, and it was never in stock at retail stores. Most of these people didn't just say, oh, let's just buy a PlayStation instead!

 

I worked in the electronics department of a certain ubiquitous retail conglomerate during the Wii rollout.  Every Tuesday, late in the afternoon, three or four units would trickle in amongst all the other shipments.  They would never last overnight; in fact, we'd have people calling the department ahead of time, asking us to hold one for them.

 

It went on this way for months.  Not even once would anyone consider a competing  product.

 

(Thanks for the memories, Newt)

Quality isn't expensive... it's priceless.

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Quality isn't expensive... it's priceless.

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post #83 of 86
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Originally Posted by PScooter63 View Post
 

It went on this way for months.  Not even once would anyone consider a competing  product.

 

But you probably didn't see people doing what I did. I wanted a Wii but I don't play that obnoxious game of chasing after a silly piece of consumer electronics.

 

Once it was clear that it was difficult to purchase the Wii for MSRP, I simply didn't buy it and never have. I eventually got a PS3, a lot later after I lost interest in the Wii.

 

I had a iPhone 3 and still use my iPhone 4 (which I got at launch without any problems) off contract for <$50/month total. The iPhone 5 and 5s and 5c aren't attractive enough for me but I probably will be in the market for a new phone when the iPhone 6 is released. If I can't buy one on-line or in store without jumping through hoops, I'll just buy an Android phone instead. They are good enough already so it doesn't have to be an iPhone for me.

post #84 of 86
More bs from the tabloids. Just left the Apple Store and the rep wasnt even sure how many iphone 5s they would have on hand this Friday. He did expect the gold iphone to sellout first of course. Most retail outlets dont know until the shipment comes in. I seriously doubt many retailers had already received shipment by the time this source was interviewed, this article was written, and uploaded to the internet. it's just incredible how contageous it is to write negative articles on Apple. Oddly enough there was no mention of how quick the iphone 5s sold out in preorder in China anywhere on yahoo finance, cnbc , etc.
Lastly there is no way Apple can/will target consumers in china who gross $9-10k annually especially if those people have a family to take care of. They cant really afford your standard iphone product. Is it really that important to take 5-10% of someones yearly salary all for the sake of marketshare because there is barely any profit in it. i am glad Apple realizes that they make too much money to have to even go there! i cant believe Apple is being punished for taking the high road.
post #85 of 86
They can only sell phones if they make them!
post #86 of 86

"Seemingly confirming rumors that Apple will not be able to provide adequate inventory of the iPhone 5s this weekend..."

 

Rumors?  Hardly.  It happened to every iphone launch.

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