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Apple wants you to avoid product launch lines

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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The company that basically invented the product launch madness is now working hard to get rid of them. 

 

Its amusing. The grand circle of life in which companies mocked Apple fans as sheep for standing in line (said companies who now pay people to attend events as "fans" no less) now ends with Apple coming up with a way to get rid of lines entirely for new product launches. 

I don't disagree. People are idiots. Malls and other complexes don't appreciate bums bumming days in advance just to scalp product. Apple probably gets tired of people shipping phones to other countries en masse just to avoid release dates and squander local stock. 

 

 

 

Apple no longer wants you to wait in long lines during product launches -- in fact, it would sometimes prefer that you stay at home. An Angela Ahrendts memo leaked to Business Insider shows that the company is going to steer you toward using either the Apple Store app or its online store to buy devices like the Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook. There's "more availability" online, she says, and you'll know just when you'll get your goods instead of "crossing your fingers" while you sit in a queue.

 

Importantly, this isn't just idle talk. The memo source claims that, in the UK, you can't pick up your Apple Watch order in-store -- you'll have to wait for it to show up at home. While you'll still have the store pickup option in the US (and likely elsewhere), it's clear that Apple will be downplaying in-person sales for at least some of its hot ticket items.

 

 

http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/07/apple-wants-you-to-avoid-product-launch-lines/

 

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Yes, please. There is nothing wrong with waiting a week or two in order to get the same product.

 

Try it on in the store to know what you are getting. And then either get it in the store, or order it online.

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Nice! It's about time someone did something to stop the madness.


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Well, duh, it's pretty obvious you should order online. I'm not camping outside the Apple Store for a whole fucking week just to get something.


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I would rephrase the title to "Apple joins us in the 21st century by allowing customers to buy products on launch day, online"

 

You always have been able to, Apple is now basically forcing you to for new launches. 

 

Haha, I think we all know how intelligent the average Apple customer is, these lines aren't going anywhere. 

 

I think we all know how much intelligence YOU have with a shitpost like this.

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Haha, I think we all know how intelligent the average Apple customer is, these lines aren't going anywhere. 

as in what almost all content creators use, right.

 

I think its mostly about stock. its hard to predict how much to send to each store, much easier just to do it all from the warehouse

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Haha, I think we all know how intelligent the average Apple customer is, these lines aren't going anywhere. 

Ah, the average Apple hate. Oh, how it plagues these forums.

 

I would rephrase the title to "Apple joins us in the 21st century by allowing customers to buy products on launch day, online"

You've always been able to pre-order them online and have them ship on launch day IIRC.


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Ah, the average Apple hate. Oh, how it plagues these forums.

 

You've always been able to pre-order them online and have them ship on launch day IIRC.

You always have been able to, Apple is now basically forcing you to for new launches. 

 

 

I think we all know how much intelligence YOU have with a shitpost like this.

So then what's the point of the article?

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So then what's the point of the article?

You can't pick up Apple Watch in-store, only in the US you can.


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So then what's the point of the article?

Exactly...


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I have never stood in an Apple launch line, but I get in a way. Its kind of fun to actually go and stand in the excitement with your friends early in the morning and be a part of the excitement. I mean, look at those videos Apple made about the launch days, people are happy and enjoying.

However camping in front of the store even one day prior just shows how jobless you are. But then again, most people who does that are promoters and they get paid for the thing they do

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Why camp and queue overnight when you can have it delivered to you? Worst part is, you can't talk them out of it.

 

Not me, not you, not Apple.

 

Is there even a way to describe them other than sheeple/iSheep?

 

Maybe Apple could give a small discount for online purchases, would discourage people from queuing and compensate a little for all the brain and wallet damage they've caused.


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I would rephrase the title to "Apple joins us in the 21st century by allowing customers to buy products on launch day, online"

 

that would be the right way to rephrase it, although if im not mistaken that's already a common thing(the launch so much i don't keep track of it) so far i know (at least here) it was already a thing with the iphone 6, although the waiting times are a different story...


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Exactly...

I've got a good headline!

"Apple Realizes that Having Thousands of the Most Annoying Fanboys in the Technology Industry Show up all at Once, is Annoying"

 

 

You can't pick up Apple Watch in-store, only in the US you can.

 

That only further reinforces the question "what's the point of the article?"

 

as in what almost all content creators use, right.

 

I think its mostly about stock. its hard to predict how much to send to each store, much easier just to do it all from the warehouse

 

At one point in time, almost all famous musicians were using drugs, doesn't make it a good thing to use.

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Can't wait for the servers to struggle to contain all the traffic from those waiting in lines all at the same time (launch day) to get it.

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Well if there going to make you wait they should make everyone wait. E.g letting you buy online the day of the announcement but to buy in store u have to wait like 2 weeks after the announcement, so by that time everyone who ordered there product online will have it around the same time as the people buying in the store.

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So Black Friday camping is fine, but waiting in line for an Apple product isn't.

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