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08-20-2009, 02:45 AM #1
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.
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.
08-20-2009, 02:48 AM #2
long live the US hahaha
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08-20-2009, 05:31 AM #3
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08-20-2009, 06:32 AM #6
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"...
08-20-2009, 06:55 AM #7
damn americans, give us iphones or rogers (not fido they are a joke) will come and take them
08-20-2009, 08:33 AM #8
it only gets harder and harder to make sales when you've got no inventory
08-20-2009, 09:17 AM #9
Its cuz all them china people stole 'em all!This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
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08-20-2009, 09:42 AM #10
Well finally! We're always the last to get the good phones! At least SOMEbody is helping us out.
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08-20-2009, 10:07 AM #11
So for once the U.S. gets first dibs on a smart phone. So what, complain if you must.160GB iPod Classic
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08-20-2009, 10:51 AM #12
Rogers and Fido may be having shortages but Apple Stores in Canada have them in stock.
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08-20-2009, 11:04 AM #13
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.
08-20-2009, 11:45 AM #14
Just went out today to about 7 different stores, and everywhere is sold out -__-
08-20-2009, 11:53 AM #15
I blame Canada.EDM
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08-20-2009, 12:40 PM #17
US= greatest country in the world, so we deserve the best electronics that we invent. Get in the line, haha
08-20-2009, 02:30 PM #18
75% of this country, would disagree
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!
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!
08-20-2009, 02:40 PM #19
A guy i know bought a 3GS from Rogers a couple weeks after they came out. He still hasn't got it.
08-20-2009, 05:27 PM #20
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.