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  • iPhone Shortage in Canada, Internationally. Not US.
    Apple doesn't have enough iPhones being produced to meet customer demand. Rogers (Canada) is advising potential iPhone 3G and 3GS customers that they are out of stock and that the device will be back in stock and available for sale in coming weeks. Fido (subsidiary of Rogers) is also saying the same thing.

    Rogers Spokeswoman Liz Hamilton commented on the shortage saying
    We are out of stock and still taking orders as our inventory continues to come in week to week . . While we have continuous incoming inventory, we are filling back orders on a priority basis and we appreciate the enthusiasm and patience of our customers.
    Canada isn't the only country with an iphone shortage. Reports from many other courtries are coming in that they are running low our out of iPhones. Australia said earlier in the month that their supply is completely exhausted.

    US carrier AT&T hasn't shown any effects of the shortage that international carriers is feeling. Why? Because Apple has made damn sure that the US has priority when it comes to iPhone supply. According to senior analyst for mobility at IDC Canada Kevin Restivo
    If you're in short supply and the smart-phone companies are [fighting] it out in a war, you want to protect your beachhead. You want to be able to fight the battle in the most important areas of the world, and quite frankly that's the United States. You've got to reserve your supply for the biggest battle grounds . . Rogers can't be thrilled about the supply situation.
    Apple dropped the ball here. People want to buy the iPhone and can't. It appears that the iPhone 3GS is selling in much higher numbers even during this economic downturn than Apple could have predicted. Apple has declined to comment about the shortage.

    via theglobeandmail
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Shortage in Canada, Internationally. Not US. started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      long live the US hahaha
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      typical...
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      Bloody Americans.
    1. JAG2621's Avatar
      JAG2621 -
      Quote Originally Posted by carlbgc View Post
      Bloody Americans.
      Bloody carlbgc
    1. WyldPhoenix's Avatar
      WyldPhoenix -
      Here in South Africa each shop only received about 10 iPhone 3GS's for sale.

      It was first come, first served!

      And now? There is a major shortage, and they are expecting new stock "some time in the next month"...

      :-/
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      damn americans, give us iphones or rogers (not fido they are a joke) will come and take them
    1. debbcity's Avatar
      debbcity -
      it only gets harder and harder to make sales when you've got no inventory
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Its cuz all them china people stole 'em all!
    1. nevarDeath's Avatar
      nevarDeath -
      Well finally! We're always the last to get the good phones! At least SOMEbody is helping us out.
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nevarDeath View Post
      Well finally! We're always the last to get the good phones! At least SOMEbody is helping us out.
      You're damn right!! You U.K. people shouldn't complain. Hell you all get every other bad@ss phone first and a lot of times we don't even get some of the high-end phones you all get. We have to import them and have to deal with no 3G.

      So for once the U.S. gets first dibs on a smart phone. So what, complain if you must.
    1. hayzen's Avatar
      hayzen -
      Rogers and Fido may be having shortages but Apple Stores in Canada have them in stock.
    1. warisjain's Avatar
      warisjain -
      Yea Apple Stores have em in stock.
      anyway i got mine pretty easy...i made sum good friends at the nearby store and they let me knw when the stock came.
      The situation is immproving now, they are getting almost a weekly supply.
    1. whatheck6's Avatar
      whatheck6 -
      Just went out today to about 7 different stores, and everywhere is sold out -__-
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      I blame Canada.
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whatheck6 View Post
      Just went out today to about 7 different stores, and everywhere is sold out -__-

      That sucks. Good luck with finding one!
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      US= greatest country in the world, so we deserve the best electronics that we invent. Get in the line, haha
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by smuggler View Post
      US= greatest country in the world, so we deserve the best electronics that we invent. Get in the line, haha
      90% of the world
      AND
      75% of this country, would disagree

      anyway,

      so what if we get alot of iphones.
      THEY ARE ALL LOCKED

      you europeans and your one money/laws system, you can just say, "i dont like your service" and BOOYA!
      unlocked, permanently!

      you guys are lucky in a way
      just like us.

      but the rest of the world now knows how we felt when the first gens came out.

      it was like, "Here ya go, the best phone ever! First come first served! Oh, wait. We are out of phones!"

      this phone ALWAYS makes people act like spoiled little kids.

      LONG LIVE APPLE!

      lmao
    1. southfour's Avatar
      southfour -
      A guy i know bought a 3GS from Rogers a couple weeks after they came out. He still hasn't got it.
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      Quote Originally Posted by tattoojack View Post
      90% of the world
      AND
      75% of this country, would disagree

      anyway,

      so what if we get alot of iphones.
      THEY ARE ALL LOCKED

      you europeans and your one money/laws system, you can just say, "i dont like your service" and BOOYA!
      unlocked, permanently!

      you guys are lucky in a way
      just like us.

      but the rest of the world now knows how we felt when the first gens came out.

      it was like, "Here ya go, the best phone ever! First come first served! Oh, wait. We are out of phones!"

      this phone ALWAYS makes people act like spoiled little kids.

      LONG LIVE APPLE!

      lmao

      If the US isn't the greatest country, why do we have a problem with so many people trying to come here? If 75% of the United States wouldn't agree we're the best country in the world, then why don't they move elsewhere? I can understand why 90% of the world would disagree because they're jealous of our success. Especially Great Britain 'cause we beat those bastards 235 years ago. So if the US isn't the greatest country in the world, then could you please name one that's better? Those statistics you've used are just completely and utterly wrong, my fellow Apple fan. If it wasn't for the US, the world wouldn't even have an innovative company like Apple 'cause we're the only ones that believe in free enterprise, it is in this type of economy that innovation becomes a strategy for competition.
    1. aekhamsouk's Avatar
      aekhamsouk -
      Quote Originally Posted by smuggler View Post
      If the US isn't the greatest country, why do we have a problem with so many people trying to come here? If 75% of the United States wouldn't agree we're the best country in the world, then why don't they move elsewhere? I can understand why 90% of the world would disagree because they're jealous of our success. Especially Great Britain 'cause we beat those bastards 235 years ago. So if the US isn't the greatest country in the world, then could you please name one that's better? Those statistics you've used are just completely and utterly wrong, my fellow Apple fan. If it wasn't for the US, the world wouldn't even have an innovative company like Apple 'cause we're the only ones that believe in free enterprise, it is in this type of economy that innovation becomes a strategy for competition.
      well said!! i don't see people crossing deserts and riding a 57 chevy across the sea to get into any other country...