4S the most successfully launched iPhone yet

Discussion in 'iPhone 4S' started by Tinman, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Tinman

    Tinman Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Likes Received:
    183
    http://9to5mac.com/2011/10/07/att-200000-iphone-4s-pre-orders-in-just-first-12-hours-of-sales/

    Michael
     
  2. Zanthe

    Zanthe #apple
    Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Likes Received:
    305
    Well I stand corrected. Guess there is a "buzz" and then some about the 4S. Hmph.
     
  3. Tinman

    Tinman Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Likes Received:
    183
    Keep in mind that is just AT&T. Now we have 3 carriers all getting it at once. :)

    Michael
     
  4. ZR_Yancy

    ZR_Yancy Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Likes Received:
    737
    I never doubted this. People may have been a little disappointed initially but then came to their senses and maybe realized it's all about the experience.
     
  5. Bennyboy

    Bennyboy Genius
    Platinum

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Likes Received:
    1,757
    People don't realize how stupid they make themselves look when they talk about failure by Apple. That includes the media.





    Sent from my iPhone 11
     
  6. aknightstale41

    Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Likes Received:
    51
    Very true, it always comes back to the numbers, not what is said.
     
  7. acosmichippo

    acosmichippo Genius
    Platinum

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Likes Received:
    1,089
    Man, how are they ever gonna catch up to Android like this?
     
  8. Hondamaker

    Hondamaker Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Likes Received:
    644
    Wow, this must be one sad upgrade. <rolls eyes>
     
  9. Tinman

    Tinman Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Likes Received:
    183
    And now it seems Sprint, Verizon, and the Apple store have all exhausted their initial supply of iPhone 4Ss. Now showing 1-2 weeks before shipment on all models of the 4S at Apple. It would appear the window for delivery by next Friday has closed--unless you want to wait in line on iDay5.

    Michael
     
  10. patrickj

    patrickj Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Likes Received:
    445
    AT&T royally buggered up my order (placed at 3:45AM Thursday night) - was stated as delivery by 10/14 when I ordered but turned into 2-3 weeks by yesterday evening. So I canceled that and I'll be lining up at Stupid O'clock on Friday at my local Apple store.
     
  11. jarofclay73

    jarofclay73 Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Likes Received:
    15
    I'm not anti-AT&T nor anti-iphone, but I still think this is a bit premature. I'll wait for the total numbers.
     
  12. Tinman

    Tinman Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Likes Received:
    183
    That's a shame. :(

    Alas I've seen many reports of that from those who ordered through AT&T. I came within seconds of ordering it from AT&T because my billing address with them is my PO box and Apple won't ship there or let you change your address. But I was concerned because I have been burned by ordering from AT&T before. So I changed my AT&T billing address and then immediately went back to Apple and it let me order. The status has not changed from "delivers Oct 14" as of right now.

    Michael
     
  13. Tinman

    Tinman Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Likes Received:
    183
    Premature? Every place is now sold out inside the USA and in most countries outside the USA. The initial shipment has been accounted for and all orders placed now are backordered. If anyone still wants one on 10/14 they either need to be lucky or wait in line in person.

    Michael
     
  14. jarofclay73

    jarofclay73 Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Likes Received:
    15
    Post an article that says Verizon and Sprint are sold out. I'm pretty sure they are but I want hard numbers. Until then, I'll wait to celebrate.
     
  15. patrickj

    patrickj Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Likes Received:
    445
    Yeah I saw your post on that runaround. Silver lining for me is that every time I've done the lining up at my local Apple store (a good 5 times or so now) it has been tiring as heck but also big fun.
     
  16. Tinman

    Tinman Evangelist
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Likes Received:
    183
    Negative much?

    http://gizmodo.com/5751465/verizon-iphone-4-pre+sales-all-sold-out
    http://blogs.computerworld.com/17767/verizon_iphone_4_sold_out_wait_for_iphone_5
    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/03/verizon_iphone_preorders_sell_out_on_first_day.html
    http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/10/08/iPhone.4s.already.up.to.1.2.week.us.delay/

    As for Sprint... well I have 2 phones on Sprint and was going to finally get an iPhone on one of the lines. I didn't get a chance till last night but when I went to order it was sold out. Naturally some are reserved for in-store sales, same as Verizon and Apple.

    I am also reading a disturbing number of reports from people who ordered through AT&T who have had their ship dates change from receiving on Oct 14 to shipping from 7-21 days. That may indicate that AT&T may have oversold their pre-order allotment. That would only mean more 4S sales--if those people don't get angry and cancel (if it was me I would cancel and take my chances in person).

    Most of the Mac sites I visit have, perhaps because it was not expected by some, stories about how well the iPhone 4S has sold right out of the gate. That would be MacRumors, 9to5Mac, etc.

    Michael

    Michael
     
  17. Rugaby

    Rugaby Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,219
    Hope this shuts up some naysayers.
     
  18. Bennyboy

    Bennyboy Genius
    Platinum

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Likes Received:
    1,757
    I can confirm sold outs by sprint, my girlfriend tried last night and it was no go.
    All we need now is the third guy.
     
  19. jarofclay73

    jarofclay73 Zealot
    Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Likes Received:
    15
    Thanks! So, maybe 1 million + in 12 hours? I'm assuming Apple had a larger first-day mail order inventory than the carriers.
     
  20. tpeter

    tpeter Member
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Likes Received:
    2
    If my original emai from att says oct 14 can I assume I'm safe? Or are people getting emailed even now with date changes
     

Share This Page