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  • iPhone 6 Plus Reservations Limited for Apple Store Employees


    With Apple's next-gen iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set to arrive this Friday after a blockbuster opening weekend of preorders, concerns have once again surfaced that Apple's initial product inventory may be inadequate to meet the robust demand that is now palpably pervasive.

    According to published reports Monday, Apple is telling its retail workforce that can only reserve iPhone 6 devices (1 for personal use with restrictions applicable to reservation) this Friday. Based on the leaked info (assuming its legitimate) Apple Store employees can't reserve an iPhone 6 Plus for personal use, presumably due to constrained supplies.

    On Friday morning, before the sun had risen, shipping times for the iPhone 6 Plus ballooned to 3-4 weeks, indicating that either iPhone 6 Plus demand was greater than anticipated or supplies were more limited than expected.

    Per the notification purportedly sent to Apple Store staffers, "store team members who work the overnight or morning shift (beginning before noon) on launch day will be able to reserve one iPhone 6 for personal use, to purchase at the end of their shift. Any team members working the afternoon shift (or not working on launch day) should plan to queue with customers, or purchase from unsold inventory at the end of the day."

    Source: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 6 Plus Reservations Limited for Apple Store Employees started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Ouch..thats rough! What are the perks besides getting a percentage off of Apple stuff? I mean getting your hands on the new phone is what everyone wants. Apple has a good problem by not being able to meet demands but its also a hinderance. Every year its the same thing..next year we'll make more haha. Oh well..mine is ordered woohoo!
    1. MoDaLoT's Avatar
      MoDaLoT -
      I'm thankful that I ordered it on Friday too. It was a hassle but now it is the waiting game.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      On a side note I noticed there are no Genius Bar appointments available for Friday/Saturday.
      I bought from the verizon website and intend to buy AppleCare+ at the store. Does anyone know if they'll set up the AppleCare+ without an appointment?

      Please answer soon. This handset is on craigslist already! 😳
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      This is all BS. Tim Cook is a supply chain genius.
    1. Pir8pete's Avatar
      Pir8pete -
      lol suckers, good, everytime something good comes out. it's always the staff that take all the good ones and supply. That being fish, phones etc...

      ioudasghuioaes
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ambi_Valence View Post
      This is all BS. Tim Cook is a supply chain genius.
      Having the media report about shortages is good publicity for Apple and a master stroke for Tim
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pir8pete View Post
      lol suckers, good, everytime something good comes out. it's always the staff that take all the good ones and supply. That being fish, phones etc...
      Staffers are people too

      ioudasghuioaes
      What?