Pretty disappointing!

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  1. Ltzguy

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    Ok, so as most of you know, I planned on pre ordering the 4s. I didn't want to do it online, so I went yo the store. When I walked in, there were 23 employees standing around. About 4 customers. No one ordering a 4s. The salesperson told me that Att and Apple anticipated a huge rush today on preorder day....but he said they haven't sold but a couple today. He said everyone is very disappointed in what Apple did. Wow. I did see where a few of you guys pre ordered online. It really was nice not to have to stand in line tho.


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  2. Bennyboy

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    Maybe because everybody stayed up till 3am to order online? :unsure:
     
  3. itsabouttime

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    True that!
     
  4. Zanthe

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    No doubt there isn't near the buzz as rthere was for 3GS ort iPhone 4.

    Oh well...
     
  5. ZR_Yancy

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    The crowds will show up on 10/14.
     
  6. Tinman

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    I don't recall crowds on the day of preordering previous iPhones--it was on the day they were available. I would think most people would simply order from home or wherever. No need to make a trip when you won't even be getting it now.

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  7. Ltzguy

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    I had to stand in line at the same store last year for pre order. It was crazy.


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  8. dturner

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    I just got back from the ATT store just a couple miles from me. The girl that helped me said it was her first preorder of the day.


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  9. VOLS34

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    A perk I got by ordering online was a 20% savings on my unlimited data plan so now instead of $30 I pay $24.
     
  10. Booyow1204

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    I guess there's a lot of customers who may not be ready to pay in advance for the iPhone so I agree w/the other poster that mentioned released day is where the action happens.
     
  11. Appleboy

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    trust me there will be a huge buzz on iDAY.. don't be disappointed and the death of Steve just makes the hype that much more.. don't be down... have a pill
     
  12. chazm

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    Well there has to be less buyers this year on Oct 14 because of the eligibility issues. Two of my friends are going to wait and they usually never do. I'm assuming half the people will wait for their eligibility to kick in.....luckily I don't have to wait!
     
  13. imutter

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    This iPhone was not as much in the media as others. Even if you look at Steve Jobs passing in the media not many mention the 4s. Once word get's out .......
    also many have to wait for their upgrade discount to kick in
     
  14. iP5

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    I think we agree on the next release date.

    Have you thought of what kind of market response would be necessary for such a short release?

    Again, I'm very much in favour of a strong competitive position from Apple, albeit for drastically different reasons from most here.

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  15. Tinman

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    I for sure would not go by in-store ordering. Look at what AT&T is saying....


    http://9to5mac.com/2011/10/07/att-200000-iphone-4s-pre-orders-in-just-first-12-hours-of-sales/

    And that is JUST AT&T. This time we have 3 carriers that will get the new iPhone at once. Hmmmm....

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  16. firewire

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    We all remember the insanity trying to pre order the iPhone 4 last year. It was next impossible to get one and then the stock disappeared. It literally took me less than 5 min to pre order one on ATT this afternoon.
     
  17. Ltzguy

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    I'm sorry, but Att is simply lying. They have to be. I have three people come to my house this evening, and all three had iPhones. I told them I pre ordered my 4s today. And they looked at me silly. They hadn't heard of the 4s. One of them did say that he heard the 5 was going to be released on the 14th of this month with no prior announcement. Does not seem likely to me.


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  18. Tinman

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    Seriously? That was priceless.

    Michael
     
  19. Europa

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    Classic hasty generalization.
     
  20. Bennyboy

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    Hey, we got 3 people to prove it ;)


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