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Leopard
29th July 2010, 01:04 PM
My mate rang me today,and there is plenty of Stock.No need to queue early
or not have a good night sleep.He works in Apple retail and said he's never seen the storeroom so full.Queueing later now for me! :cool:

Vzzzbx
29th July 2010, 01:06 PM
'my mate'

BUDDY23
29th July 2010, 01:37 PM
My mate rang me today,and there is plenty of Stock.No need to queue early
or not have a good night sleep.He works in Apple retail and said he's never seen the storeroom so full.Queueing later now for me! :cool:

Which store?

missy83
29th July 2010, 01:55 PM
Gosh I hope this is true!

NORMANDY
29th July 2010, 02:00 PM
Apple have only released 8000 iPhone 4 devices within Australia. 4k to @telstra 4k to @optus so hows is that plenty?

iShibby
29th July 2010, 02:08 PM
Apple have only released 8000 iPhone 4 devices within Australia. 4k to @telstra 4k to @optus so hows is that plenty?

None for Voda or 3? :o

tcn33
29th July 2010, 02:11 PM
Apple have only released 8000 iPhone 4 devices within Australia. 4k to @telstra 4k to @optus so hows is that plenty?

Riiiiiight. So Vodafone is opening at midnight just to take rainchecks then?

We really need that rolleyes smiley back.

lazychef
29th July 2010, 02:12 PM
8000 seems slightly ridiculous IMO. I don't think that can be anywhere near correct.
They sold over 100,000 in pre-orders in the USA over the first couple of hours. If they have only released 8000 within Australia they are having a laugh.

svale
29th July 2010, 02:14 PM
Riiiiiight. So Vodafone is opening at midnight just to take rainchecks then?

Not to mention 3 and Virgin too. Hell, I hear the Apple Store won't actually sell iPhones!


We really need that rolleyes smiley back.

+1

Diva_Jes
29th July 2010, 02:17 PM
Apple have only released 8000 iPhone 4 devices within Australia. 4k to @telstra 4k to @optus so hows is that plenty?

Pretty sure this was pure sarcasm guys... relax!

skritter
29th July 2010, 02:20 PM
Didn't someone from TNT say they had around 8000 iPads for Sydney area alone at launch.

iPads worldwide 3 months 3 million sold - iPhone4 3 days 1.7 million sold

I think they would supply way more iPhone4's for launch than they did iPads.

The_Hawk
29th July 2010, 02:31 PM
My local TLife is opening at 6am, but have no clue on how much stock they will get as of 10am this morning...

For me I think it will be a 6am show up there, then off to work in the city (via either the city Tlife or the Apple Store as necessary).

Vzzzbx
29th July 2010, 02:34 PM
Where are people getting these figures from? Some bloke from TNT? Some shop in the suburbs? A mate?

skritter, Apple can only dole out supply according to what exists. If manufacturing output is down compared to iPads in a similar time frame, Apple's constrained to what's left.

drewbles
29th July 2010, 02:36 PM
My father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate told me that each store is only getting one. And they also told me they were giving them away free.

C'mon guys, it's Apple. Everyone knows that stores have no idea until they receive stock, and they are probably under NDA to not open the packages of them until the store closes.

We'll know when we get there. It sucks, but that's how it works.

will
29th July 2010, 02:46 PM
Last night Steve Jobs told me that he was.......gosh!

Leopard
29th July 2010, 03:01 PM
Chadstones storeroom is Full and the inventory specialists are talking them out of the Brown Boxes today ready for tomorrow. Cant Wait....

glitch
29th July 2010, 03:37 PM
Chadstones storeroom is Full and the inventory specialists are talking them out of the Brown Boxes today ready for tomorrow. Cant Wait....

Gawd! DONT mention brown boxes. Do you not know of the Great Brown Box Scam of the original iPhone? Where MTAU got well & truly sucked in by a couple of Next Byte employees??

The_Hawk
29th July 2010, 03:40 PM
Gawd! DONT mention brown boxes. Do you not know of the Great Brown Box Scam of the original iPhone? Where MTAU got well & truly sucked in by a couple of Next Byte employees??


I missed that... got link?!

ellsab
29th July 2010, 03:40 PM
Manager of a Brisbane Telstra shop said they are only getting 5 32GB models, and all of Telstra only allocated 2000, so half of what others have said.

I have my name down on a list and will be showing up at 7am, also great to hear Telstra increase data allowance on their plans, 200mb on their $49 compared to over a GB with the others, thanks Telstra ;-)

benzoenator
29th July 2010, 03:51 PM
I think people should stop believing what they are told from retail employees. Just line up when you feel you should.

NORMANDY
29th July 2010, 03:57 PM
indeed, I see many people singing this song tonight when the stock runs out!

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moth
29th July 2010, 04:29 PM
i know for fact that optus geelong has 18 phones, 6 of which are 32gb, waurn ponds and corio village optus have 6 total!

Optus also giving 2 months free when you order online. One month free if you line up and miss out.

tcn33
29th July 2010, 05:29 PM
indeed, I see many people singing this song tonight when the stock runs out!

Considering TLife Bourke St has 500 iPhones (confirmed by the staffer handing out tickets for stock allocation - she said the 501st person is SOL) I wouldn't be surprised if there's still stock here in the morning.

ellsab
29th July 2010, 05:37 PM
Good luck to you all, let's hope we are happy tomorrow ;-)

xwing25
29th July 2010, 05:38 PM
None for Voda or 3? :o
Vodafone and 3 are getting them. The stores that are opening midnight definatly have stock.

TheKeddi
29th July 2010, 05:39 PM
I'm going to order online at the Apple Store, I hope I get one!! I have already sold the 3GS to fund it. Would hate to be without an iPhone for any amount of time!

Warthog
29th July 2010, 05:45 PM
I'm going to order online at the Apple Store, I hope I get one!! I have already sold the 3GS to fund it. Would hate to be without an iPhone for any amount of time!

Out of curiosity, how much did you get for yours? I got $601.00 for mine.

TheKeddi
29th July 2010, 05:46 PM
Out of curiosity, how much did you get for yours? I got $601.00 for mine.

Mine was a 16 gig 3GS, sold it for $400

Warthog
29th July 2010, 05:47 PM
Mine was a 16 gig 3GS, sold it for $400

Hell I did well! Mine was the same as yours.

TheKeddi
29th July 2010, 05:50 PM
Hell I did well! Mine was the same as yours.

I sold mine to my niece, so it was a family sale, I wasn't out for good money.

c00ni
29th July 2010, 06:12 PM
I sold my 16gb 3GS I got on launch day +1 that has never lived a day in a case for $710.
lol.
Also sold my 16gb 3G (that my gf had been using since I got the 3GS) under the same circumstances (but a year older) for 440.
I will have lots of spare change after replacing both for i4s (considering both our contracts are up)

iZuloo
29th July 2010, 06:44 PM
Do the telcos have more stock for online sales? I've been flooded with emails from them tonight really pushing the online sales.

Phil5150
29th July 2010, 07:24 PM
I reckon it's all hype, they have more stock than they let on. I'm sure there isn't heaps and heaps of stock, but I am sure there is a decent amount to start with.

vernflan
29th July 2010, 07:40 PM
I agree. They won't run out on launch day

NORMANDY
29th July 2010, 07:41 PM
Do the telcos have more stock for online sales? I've been flooded with emails from them tonight really pushing the online sales.

I think online sales are the only way to go, those who are not doing that (TELSTRA) don't deserve the business, not all of us live in cities or have easy access to shops, or a nut job to stand in a cold night for a phone and have day jobs to go do :)

iZuloo
29th July 2010, 07:44 PM
Yeah there's no way I could line up, and there's no early openings here either so I will be doing it online from bed lol

NORMANDY
29th July 2010, 07:55 PM
well the optus store in Melbourne already has 500 people, so thats their stock gone!

only 40 people at Telstra... gee I wonder why!? :p

Vzzzbx
29th July 2010, 07:58 PM
Yes Normandy we know you hate Telstra but I suspect it's because Telstra's plans are the worst despite the new data revisions, and because most people assume Telstra is still ludicrously expensive.

NORMANDY
29th July 2010, 08:03 PM
AND their assumptions are correct! AND for good reason I hate them! 15 years of bad service tends to have that affect on me!

Plus their customer sales team, (after todays little exchange) totally suck, normally sales teams try to suck up to you, Telstra just act like the soup Nazi. I am sorry I don't care how good the soup is, if they cant be nice about it, then bye bye, I wont eat there!

http://leneoglinda.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/soupnazi.jpg?w=150&h=112


I dont understand these Telstra defenders who get all anoyed when you dont agree, no need to get defensive for no reason, its just my experainnce, not a attack on your way of life, time for a little perspective and respect people!

I admit Optus customer service isn't much either, but at least their sales team have always been polite, and accommodating.

Vzzzbx
29th July 2010, 09:40 PM
Fine, can you take it to another thread please?

sangfroid
29th July 2010, 10:00 PM
According to an AGE Online report the Allphones store at Campbelltown accidently sold 2 of its allocation of 4 iPhone 4's this morning at 11am. Apple would have been impressed

Aco
29th July 2010, 11:18 PM
For those in the south of Perth, Rockingham JB Hi Fi have 19 apparently, while 3 & Mo's won't be getting any until Monday.

coranda
29th July 2010, 11:24 PM
I dont understand these Telstra defenders who get all anoyed when you dont agree, no need to get defensive for no reason, its just my experainnce, not a attack on your way of life, time for a little perspective and respect people!

I admit Optus customer service isn't much either, but at least their sales team have always been polite, and accommodating.

I have to agree with you on this. There is no denying that the Telstra 3G network is superior but their service sucks compared to Optus. I wonder if the culture I'd a hang over fro the arrogant turd from the US who used to run it.

I have always had courteous service from Optus. Recently when I rang with a support question, their marketing people followed up with a call to ask about the service level I received and how it could have been improved. That's certainly not the experience I have had with Telstra.

Personally, a better product at a higher price (Telstra) is not attractive to me when they expect me to be grateful that they have deigned to sell it to me, despite my being a mere customer.

Kievmeister
30th July 2010, 07:20 AM
I have to agree with you on this. There is no denying that the Telstra 3G network is superior but their service sucks compared to Optus. I wonder if the culture I'd a hang over fro the arrogant turd from the US who used to run it.

I have always had courteous service from Optus. Recently when I rang with a support question, their marketing people followed up with a call to ask about the service level I received and how it could have been improved. That's certainly not the experience I have had with Telstra.

Personally, a better product at a higher price (Telstra) is not attractive to me when they expect me to be grateful that they have deigned to sell it to me, despite my being a mere customer.

OT: I think it's definitely a case of YMMV. Phone support has been pretty much equal between Optus and Telstra for me since I got a Telstra account to try out this last month. Customer service is definitely heaps better at my local T-Life compared to the other telcos. Optus staff were bordering on arrogant and Vodafone weren't too helpful. My experience is based on Macquarie Centre and Top Ryde City.

The_Hawk
30th July 2010, 07:55 AM
When I picked mine up this morning it seems that the local TLife had 41 units and the guy said they had one of the bigger allocations. Seems the rumours of very low stock are panning out to be true.

Will be interesting to see how early the carriers sell out...

Vzzzbx
30th July 2010, 09:05 AM
T Life South Yarra (Melbourne) was out of stock a couple of hours ago. T Life Bourke St ran out of 32Gbs at around 7.45 (I got my 16Gb at about that time). Can't say how many 16Gbs are left. There was no queue as such, just 20-30 of us in a room watching Foxtel.

Massive props to the staff at both shops btw. They'd all been up since 10 last night and were doing a phenomenal job.

maceddy
30th July 2010, 09:17 AM
9 am - Telstra on Queen St, Brisbane - stock completely sold out. Staff said possibly next week.

I couldn't get there early like I did for the 3G. *sniff*

mitty
30th July 2010, 09:19 AM
I went to T Life just to have a look at it at 8.30, didn't speak to staff, but some guy was abusing them about not selling it to him outright. What a tool.

Anyway I had a play with the demo for 5 minutes. Yep it's very nice and the screen isn't bad (though perhaps my slightly older eyes aren't getting the full effect) but I'm happy with my decision not to rush out and get one. If I do it will be from Apple probably on the online store (or one of the retail stores once the hubub settles down).

DaveOZ
30th July 2010, 09:31 AM
My local Telstra Shop in Bowral wants $1699 for an outright purchase. WTF? Are they just making up their own prices now?

Vzzzbx
30th July 2010, 09:32 AM
Signed by Don Bradman?

The_Hawk
30th July 2010, 09:40 AM
Signed by Don Bradman?

It would want to be delivered by Don Bradman for that money.

nige
30th July 2010, 09:46 AM
T Life Bourke St ran out of 32Gbs at around 7.45 (I got my 16Gb at about that time).


Interesting, I got there at 6:55 and they told me they'd sold out of 32GB

Vzzzbx
30th July 2010, 09:48 AM
Oh, okay. Mabye they were just repeating the announcement. Or just over-tired. They all looked delirious.

gumby08
30th July 2010, 09:59 AM
Telstra store in Tuggeranong (Canberra) had no 16GB and only one 32GB left when I arrived at 9am. They told me they only received 8 in total.

Unfortunately they wouldn't sell it outright, or put it on my $39 Staff Cap. The only way it would be mine was if I moved to a contract, so I'll just go back to my original plan to buy it online from Apple. I expect the person waiting in line behind me was very pleased with my decision :)

Telstra Store in Woden is also sold out and expect new stock next week.

billenya
30th July 2010, 10:04 AM
For those in Hobart... the T-Life Glenorchy that opened at midnight sold out of their stock of 70 by 4:30am. Thankfully my pre-order was still there waiting for me this morning, so I just wandered in and picked it up at 9. Many people came in asking for one but were turned away. Apparently more stock comes in 'maybe next week'.

But, Fone Zone in Northgate is getting their shipment this morning, so the guy there said (I was looking for cases). But they did take pre-orders during the week, and are getting in a massive order of six of each - total 16s and 32s... yes that's just six of each...

No idea what's available in other places... I have my new shiny and we're spending the day together in private :)

mac_man_luke
30th July 2010, 10:10 AM
any news for Telstra in SA?

drewbles
30th July 2010, 10:13 AM
Telstra store in Tuggeranong (Canberra) had no 16GB and only one 32GB left when I arrived at 9am. They told me they only received 8 in total.

Unfortunately they wouldn't sell it outright, or put it on my $39 Staff Cap. The only way it would be mine was if I moved to a contract, so I'll just go back to my original plan to buy it online from Apple. I expect the person waiting in line behind me was very pleased with my decision :)

Telstra Store in Woden is also sold out and expect new stock next week.

Is Tuggeranong a Company store? Only Telstra owned (not licensed stores) can do the staff plan MRO's.

I was told in the Bourke St queue that 'yes MRO is no problem'. I rang prior to queuing and was told the same. I got into the room upstairs (where they gave out apples/foxtel etc) and asked again. 'No MRO till 10 August. Staff are last'. I told them everyone had said 'yes you can'. She went asked, pulled me to the side and sent me off with someone. 20 minutes later I walked out with one on an MRO.

$960 for the 32 gig over 24 months, with $20 member credit. Works out nicely I can't complain :thumbup:

I did have to politely push that I had been told it was possible, and the sales dude was brilliant. Knew his way around Siebel like nobodies business. Did the MRO (was going to do it as another handset with notes authorising it) and the iPhone 4 ended up being in the MRO handset list. Was clicked, and done. Paperwork printed and signed.

So it is possible, as long as it's a company store and the staff actually know what they're doing.

markkemperman
30th July 2010, 10:18 AM
T-Life Grenfell Street Adelaide sold out, T-Life Rundle Mall still had some 16GB iPhones remaining when I left (an hour ago).

Good luck folks!

mattcooper
30th July 2010, 10:18 AM
I got the last iPhone 4 in Bundaberg, Useless information to the 0.001% of bundaberg members on the forum lol

TheMonkeyBoy
30th July 2010, 10:25 AM
I've heard it was 13,000 per carrier from a friend. Sounds like a more realistic number as that's on par with what was released when the iPhone 3G came out (initially ~10,000 each carrier if I remember right). Suggest more luck buying an iPhone 4 outright at an Apple Store as they would have preference over retailers/carriers.

fickwalker
30th July 2010, 10:27 AM
Don't bother going to the Three store at World Square unless you're friends with the guys working. They just treated me like absolutely shit. They say they have no more stock, but I witnessed at least five people walking and getting a phone of their choice.

Looks like I'm waiting for the next batch. *sigh*

gumby08
30th July 2010, 10:38 AM
Is Tuggeranong a Company store? Only Telstra owned (not licensed stores) can do the staff plan MRO's.

I was told in the Bourke St queue that 'yes MRO is no problem'. I rang prior to queuing and was told the same. I got into the room upstairs (where they gave out apples/foxtel etc) and asked again. 'No MRO till 10 August. Staff are last'. I told them everyone had said 'yes you can'. She went asked, pulled me to the side and sent me off with someone. 20 minutes later I walked out with one on an MRO.

$960 for the 32 gig over 24 months, with $20 member credit. Works out nicely I can't complain :thumbup:

I did have to politely push that I had been told it was possible, and the sales dude was brilliant. Knew his way around Siebel like nobodies business. Did the MRO (was going to do it as another handset with notes authorising it) and the iPhone 4 ended up being in the MRO handset list. Was clicked, and done. Paperwork printed and signed.

So it is possible, as long as it's a company store and the staff actually know what they're doing.

I think the key here is 'staff actually know what they're doing.'

The guy I dealt with insisted that the iPhone 4 was not on the MRO list. The store is a company one, and when I advised him that I'd heard company stores could do MROs, he asserted that I had it wrong and only licensed stores could do them. Because I had no evidence with me to the contrary, I didn't feel that I was in a position to argue, particularly when his stock answer was 'Head Office said no'.

lach
30th July 2010, 10:39 AM
JB HiFi in Hornsby only had about 8 units. I grabbed the 2nd last 32Gb unit. Got a $100 gift card. They said they'll have more stock Tuesday.

Phillo
30th July 2010, 10:43 AM
Camberwell T-life were about to run out of 32Gb stock at about 3:30 this morning, while they still had a few 16Gbs left. I could confidently suggest they would have run out of stock by now.

What was interesting was that when they processed me last night they didnt put ANYTHING into siebel. They were doing it in bulk and putting it all into the system this morning. (i must have passed appropriate checks due to my credit card/home phone accounts)

As a result, my new shiny is currently an ipod touch until the porting is complete.

TheMonkeyBoy
30th July 2010, 10:51 AM
Mate sms'd me that Telstra Cranbourne has 22 handsets.

drewbles
30th July 2010, 10:53 AM
I think the key here is 'staff actually know what they're doing.'

The guy I dealt with insisted that the iPhone 4 was not on the MRO list. The store is a company one, and when I advised him that I'd heard company stores could do MROs, he asserted that I had it wrong and only licensed stores could do them. Because I had no evidence with me to the contrary, I didn't feel that I was in a position to argue, particularly when his stock answer was 'Head Office said no'.

Yeah they said the same to me. After various questions, it turns out it was actually in the MRO list, but the staff all insisted it wasn't. It wasn't until they processed it that the guy said 'oh so it is'. They were going to do a 'work around' to make sure I did get it on MRO though, but they didn't need to in the end.

darcyjohnperkins
30th July 2010, 11:01 AM
I can tell you that Vodafone Belconnen had 40+ - 10 32GB and more than 30 16GB. 20-something were in line at Vodafone, and an equal amount at 3 around the corner

Optus Belconnen had 13. 3x 32GB and 10x 16GB. There was 23 in line at Optus last I heard.

No idea about Telstra. But there was 70 in the Civic Telstra T-Life.

tonyberinson
30th July 2010, 11:02 AM
any comments about Chermside - I am going on Sunday - do we know how much stock they have?

mattles
30th July 2010, 11:06 AM
I called the OPTUS store on Swan St, Richmond, 3121 this morning at 9am and they told me all sold out already and all iphones are raincheck / backorder and the don't know when they would have more stock in.

No idea how the sold out right on opening time! Unless people lined up at that small store last night!

maceddy
30th July 2010, 11:08 AM
any comments about Chermside - I am going on Sunday - do we know how much stock they have?

I was told by the staff at T-Life on Queen St that all of Brisbane was out. But they looked pretty disinterested in my enquiry, so don't take that as gospel.

gumby08
30th July 2010, 11:11 AM
No idea about Telstra. But there was 70 in the Civic Telstra T-Life.

I just called Civic T-Life - they sold out at 8am.

SpecialHell
30th July 2010, 11:12 AM
No stock voda city. Voda Doncaster has only some 16G. Telstra city bourke st only 16G left no line. Optus Burke still a line, no idea what stock they have left.

Let me join the club of the 'slightly ticked off on not getting an iPhone after waiting so long'. And I'm also signing up to the 'ticked off for hyping up a product and then not have enough stock to even cover launch day' club.

decryption
30th July 2010, 11:16 AM
Got this list of available stock at Telstra which was current as of 10AM today:

16GB iPhone 4

QTY STORE
6 Tlife Bondi Junction
6 Burwood
8 Hurstville
9 Narellan
5 Penrith
9 Sydney Airport
6 Warringah Mall
9 World Square
8 Melb Central
5 Camberwell
9 Exhibition St
5 Fountain Gate
6 Melbourne
6 Northland
8 Southland
6 Cairns
5 Chermside
8 TSN INDOOROOPILLY
7 Loganholme
8 Marybourough
8 Pacific Fair
8 SUnshine Coast
8 Townsville
7 Alice Springs
8 Adelaide
6 Modbury
5 Bunbury
5 Clarement
5 Whitford


32GB iPhone 4

5 Elizabeth St
5 Camberwell
5 Northland
7 Pacific Fair
7 Sunshine Coast
5 Casuarina
5 Adeliade
5 Bunbury
5 Morley
5 Carosuel
5 Claremont
5 Booragoon
6 Hay Street
5 Murray Street
9 Rockingham
5 Whitford

Dare
30th July 2010, 11:17 AM
anyone know the status of Optus stock in Brisbane CBD?

macmusic
30th July 2010, 11:19 AM
that list is awesome Anthony... anything similar on the Optus front?

iko
30th July 2010, 11:28 AM
From the Apple Store in Sydney...

There are a lot of people but even more phones. I think there will be enough phones for everybody queuing outside even if most of the people are buying two iPhones per person.

One of the Apple employees said that they are expecting to finish the stock today and have a second round of iPhone 4 in a week.

(I have mine already) ;)

supafly
30th July 2010, 11:36 AM
anyone know the status of Optus stock in Brisbane CBD?

I was at the Virgin store next to it this morning and the Optus manager was telling police that the line would be over soon as they were almost out of stock. That was at 9:00am - being that it's 2.5 hours later I doubt there is any left. Virgin told me they were expecting 100 phones, but couldn't guarantee it. They took down the people who were waiting's plan details, etc and said they would call once the handset arrives. Phoned Chermside and they said they still had quite a bit of stock available and that they were expecting more units to be delivered throughout the day.

Dare
30th July 2010, 11:39 AM
Yeah i can confirm that optus CBD has no 32gb left

lathiat
30th July 2010, 11:49 AM
Three - Perth - reported by employees

Perth: 120 (not too many 32GB)
Carousel: 60

At 8:30AM, line at Perth was probably at least 60 people

iphonedev
30th July 2010, 12:01 PM
Apple store Chaddy has any left?

BundyMike
30th July 2010, 12:03 PM
I got the last iPhone 4 in Bundaberg, Useless information to the 0.001% of bundaberg members on the forum lol

Oh bugger you Matt... I'll just wait until next week. Or I might wait until the 28th, thats when my billing period is up... & make that 0.002%

jcw
30th July 2010, 12:04 PM
Evidently the Telstra shop in Bentleigh, VIC, sold the 70-odd iPhones they had in stock well before 1am.
Goodo...
And there are no straight answers to be had with respect to possible dates for 2nd-wave stock replenishment.
To add insult to injury, I'm sure my 3G is even slower today than it has been since I (stupidly) updated to iOS4...
Gotta laugh, though. Right? :wink:

jusrus
30th July 2010, 12:06 PM
17 at T-Life Warragul all gone to pre-orders. Got one of 2 32gb they had. 220 on their list already. Stock is going to be short for some time.

leon
30th July 2010, 12:09 PM
Apparently the Bentleigh, VIC, Telstra sold the 70 phones they had in stock well before 1am.
Goodo...
And there are no straight answers to be had with respect to possible dates for 2nd-wave stock replenishment.
To add insult to injury, I'm sure my 3G is even slower today than it has been since I (stupidly) updated to iOS4...
Gotta laugh, though. Right?

Yeah. It was shit. Was waiting in line for 2 hours before they told me this. I was the 2nd in line of the "sorry we don't have any". It would have been nice if they told us this before we sat there for 2 hours, or at least handed out numbers as people arrived so they know if their getting one or not.
Oh well, hopefully my order comes in next week.

maclab
30th July 2010, 12:33 PM
Any chance Chermside apple store will have stock still on saturday?

beatmasterbee
30th July 2010, 12:34 PM
Apple Doncaster has sold out! Girl just came out and told the queue.

blanc
30th July 2010, 12:46 PM
Apple Doncaster has sold out! Girl just came out and told the queue.

Any word on the status at Chaddy?

nong
30th July 2010, 12:51 PM
Have been in line at Chaddy since 7. About 20 from front now. Very slow line. Fingers crossed

nightelves
30th July 2010, 12:57 PM
Guys how much does the iphone 4 32gb cost outright?

trinket
30th July 2010, 01:01 PM
Guys how much does the iphone 4 32gb cost outright?

$999 for 32gb and $859 for 16gb

It will probably end up costing a little more than this, as you will have to buy credit to be able to unlock the phone.

xwing25
30th July 2010, 01:23 PM
Doncaster Vodafone still has some 16GB left

maceddy
30th July 2010, 01:36 PM
Just talked to a Telstra T-Life shop - they confirmed that all Brisbane T-Life shops are out of stock. There could be more info about the next shipment next Monday.

tom_mclean
30th July 2010, 01:40 PM
Optus Toombul got 7. Total.

They also had some secret preorder list so people who weren't even lining up went straight through, pushing us in the back of the line back further. They put anyone who wanted to be through the system and allocated them an iPhone in their next delivery and will comp. one month of service.

Phormic
30th July 2010, 01:43 PM
J & B Warringah Mall, Sydney were still selling iPhone 4's when I visited.

dotnet
30th July 2010, 01:52 PM
The T-life in Sydney (opposite the Apple store) had 500. Given the crowds and the fact that they had no limit per person I'm not surprised that they've sold out.

They threw a nice party there, never had queueing been so entertaining. I probably gained a kilo or so… ;)

Cheers
Steffen.

Phillo
30th July 2010, 01:55 PM
Neither T-Life or Optus in Box Hill have stock.

Optus are taking rainchecks for those who are interested.

mitty
30th July 2010, 02:13 PM
$999 for 32gb and $859 for 16gb

It will probably end up costing a little more than this, as you will have to buy credit to be able to unlock the phone.

Um, an iphone bought from apple is already unlocked. Just stick your Sim in from any carrier and off you go.

macaholic
30th July 2010, 02:16 PM
Sorry if answered already, but do Three shops have stock?

TIA.

supafly
30th July 2010, 02:18 PM
I have pretty much given up worrying about trying any other stores now. Unless some miracle happens I will just wait till end of August/September to see if the crazyness has settled.

MisterFnord
30th July 2010, 02:26 PM
I picked up a 32GB model this morning from the "3" store in Rundle Mall in Adelaide, took 2 and 1/2 hours of waiting in line and i got the second last 32GB model - thank god after waiting that long if i had missed out i think i'd have gone postal!

The staffmember said the store had received 125 units (she didn't give me a breakdown of 16 vs 32GB models they received) but did mention they had "far more 16's than 32's". There were still 20-30 or so people in the line when i left and i assume they'd have sold out soon after.

BrownApple
30th July 2010, 02:34 PM
Grabbed one from JB HiFi Osborne Park upon opening this morning - only 5 or so guys in queue. They had about 6 32Gb (which were all taken by those queuing) but a few more 16Gb. Probably gone now though.

Bonus: JB hi-Fi giving gift vouchers if you port to Telstra

nic9
30th July 2010, 02:49 PM
I don't understand what all the fuss is about we have as many as you want at our store, maybe because we're corporate. I think the stock shortage is a lie.

tonyberinson
30th July 2010, 02:56 PM
any updates on chermside.. i am worried I wont get it now - oh well :-(

jaselynch
30th July 2010, 02:59 PM
Anyone got an update on the lines/stock at Apple Store Sydney CBD or Optus World George St?

gikku
30th July 2010, 03:02 PM
Anyone got an update on the lines/stock at Apple Store Sydney CBD or Optus World George St?


Apple Store Sydney CBD -
Outright and pre-paid queue around the block up King St into York St.
Contract queue much shorter only to Maccas next door.

Optus World George St - covering the front of EB games next door. They'd be happy ?;)

blanc
30th July 2010, 03:05 PM
I don't understand what all the fuss is about we have as many as you want at our store, maybe because we're corporate. I think the stock shortage is a lie.

Err ok. Who are you? Which store?

lil_ms_mac
30th July 2010, 03:11 PM
Does anyone know when Doncaster may have some more stock?

jaselynch
30th July 2010, 03:28 PM
Contract queue much shorter only to Maccas next door.

wow, so for Optus then Apple store is the place to go you rekcon??

spuds_imac
30th July 2010, 03:35 PM
From Mac World Aus: Apple has confirmed with us that iPhone 4 will be available via online Apple store "tonight".

blanc
30th July 2010, 03:36 PM
Still a queue at Chadstone? Stock still available? Thx!

billenya
30th July 2010, 03:43 PM
Optus Hobart Mall has 'plenty' according to the guy there. They don't expect to sell out today either, but reckons they won't get through tomorrow.

Telstra also in the mall sold out. There was no-one filling out contracts at JB either so I guess they've sold out or haven't got them yet.

coranda
30th July 2010, 03:45 PM
Still a queue at Chadstone? Stock still available? Thx!
The queue is still there but they are not letting anyone join it now as they are out of stock after that.

Bosox76
30th July 2010, 03:46 PM
3 from the front at chaddy. Here's hoping they have what I want. Still lots in the queue too.

nic9
30th July 2010, 03:47 PM
Err ok. Who are you? Which store?

we're a private Telstra corporate dealer in Melbourne;)

jamie885
30th July 2010, 03:48 PM
Updates on the Sydney CBD Apple store how long is the line?


Bondi is totally sold out as of about 2hrs ago.

mitty
30th July 2010, 03:50 PM
^Fine, sell me one outright, are you in the CBD? :D

dracomjb
30th July 2010, 03:50 PM
Melbourne T-Life was sold out according to a colleague 2 hours ago.

Optus Bourke Street still has a queue, has had one all morning.

I walked in at 6.50am, was told there were only 16gb available, which is what I wanted, waited about 30 minutes then got processed and was out by 8am, in my office by 8.05am.

Wife now decided she wants one, so hopefully Apple Doncaster have some more by Tuesday as she has a Genius appointment Tuesday morning there.

blanc
30th July 2010, 04:01 PM
we're a private Telstra corporate dealer in Melbourne;)

Where?

nickoutram
30th July 2010, 04:03 PM
Chermside has stock, but the telephone operators aret sure how much, and there are no tweets coming from there... I'm on the bus now and should be there soon-ish.

nic9
30th July 2010, 04:08 PM
Just checked with my boss, we have 150 but they're allocated to our larger clients, but we're getting more on Monday......

maceddy
30th July 2010, 04:25 PM
Chermside has stock, but the telephone operators aret sure how much, and there are no tweets coming from there... I'm on the bus now and should be there soon-ish.

I just called and was told they had all been allocated to customers. The weird thing was - they weren't sure if there would be any available units tomorrow, so I was told to call them in the morning to find out.

What sort of approach is that?!?!

nickoutram
30th July 2010, 04:27 PM
Apple stores don't reserve products?

coranda
30th July 2010, 04:32 PM
I think allocated to customers means the people currently in the line. Since they don't know what each one in line will buy they aren't sure if they will have anything left after the line has been served. They stopped letting people join the line hours ago.

thegame10
30th July 2010, 04:45 PM
Optus Toombul got 7. Total.

They also had some secret preorder list so people who weren't even lining up went straight through, pushing us in the back of the line back further. They put anyone who wanted to be through the system and allocated them an iPhone in their next delivery and will comp. one month of service.

I was also at the optus store at Toombul and was quite disgruntled by this. Even though i rocked up at 8 and was half expecting to miss out but not by that much!
So i decided to sit outside the Allphones for 45 minutes until it opened. The staff member from PO Box went into the allphones before it opened and spoke to the staff before going back into his store. When they opened the doors the staff member said they havent got any iphones and we needed to do a raincheck. I call BS. They probably got 3, 2 for the allphones staff and 1 for the PO Box guy because i have a feeling he asked them to put it on hold for him because he seemed to look at me before going into the allphones shop to speak to the staff.
Also went to strathfield at toombul and the girl was nice and said they only got two and she was in the middle of selling the 2nd one to a customer.

dangelovich
30th July 2010, 04:52 PM
Are Apple stores selling them outright, or on contracts or both?

coranda
30th July 2010, 04:58 PM
Are Apple stores selling them outright, or on contracts or both?

Both.

nickoutram
30th July 2010, 05:13 PM
Yeah, no phones at Chermside. They did tell me though that they'll have phones tomorrow if you're there early.

maceddy
30th July 2010, 05:14 PM
Yeah, no phones at Chermside. They did tell me though that they'll have phones tomorrow if you're there early.

I reckon this is all part of their marketing ploy to create demand. They either have the phones or not.

Did they say 16 Gbs or 32 Gbs?

haydio
30th July 2010, 05:16 PM
For those in the south of Perth, Rockingham JB Hi Fi have 19 apparently, while 3 & Mo's won't be getting any until Monday.

Thank you for posting this, raced in after TAFE today and was number 11, the $50 giftcard was awesome too

nickoutram
30th July 2010, 05:17 PM
They'e getting a shipment before opening, apparently.

Bosox76
30th July 2010, 05:31 PM
Left chaddy at about 4pm. The store assistant didn't seem concerned about stock, but they did stop people lining up about 3pm. There were maybe 80 people behind me.

blanc
30th July 2010, 05:58 PM
Left chaddy at about 4pm. The store assistant didn't seem concerned about stock, but they did stop people lining up about 3pm. There were maybe 80 people behind me.

Do you mean they still have stock?

jaselynch
30th July 2010, 06:04 PM
Apple Store Sydney as of 5:30pm. Yfrog Video : yfrog.com/18egcz - Uploaded by jaswah (http://yfrog.us/18egcz)
Sorry didn't get any closer.
I picked up a 16gb at the optus next door. They had about 30 left I think. No 16gb. Waited 30 min to get in.

Bosox76
30th July 2010, 06:13 PM
Do you mean they still have stock?

Well, i asked if they were concerned about running out of stock, and he replied "nah, not really". However, when I was in line, they said that they would stop people joining the queue if they thought they couldn't meet demand and it appeared that they were preventing more people from joining. Although i didn't go and ask the last person if that was the case. So I can't confirm if they still have stock now.

coranda
30th July 2010, 06:32 PM
Do you mean they still have stock?

I rang them an hour ago and they said they had run out. However, I don't know if there were still people in the queue at that stage or whether they were literally out of stock.

themessup
30th July 2010, 08:57 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb and ring the Apple Store's at Sydney and Bondi hoping that they have some 16GB models in stock :S

I purchased one online but that's three weeks away. Happy to cancel that order if I can get it earlier (even next weekend).

Rang both stores and they are sold out but might be getting more stock very soon, possibly tomorrow.

wolfie
30th July 2010, 09:10 PM
well i left the apple store george st sydney at 630pm with a 32 gig and they didnt seem to indicate any phones were running out of stock.
there was quite a line as well.

kungfucamel
30th July 2010, 09:18 PM
no stores for any of the carriers in brisbane cbd have any iphones left.

leon
30th July 2010, 09:58 PM
Anyone have an idea of stock levels at Chadstone Apple store? Thinking of heading down there tomorrow to try my luck.

Atomic
30th July 2010, 10:07 PM
Bondi were completely out of stock by 3pm today.

sebiola
30th July 2010, 10:56 PM
Anyone have an idea of stock levels at Chadstone Apple store? Thinking of heading down there tomorrow to try my luck.

went to chaddy today at about 6pm with my girlfriend, apple store said they were out and not sure when they would re-stock

drewbles
30th July 2010, 10:58 PM
went to chaddy today at about 6pm with my girlfriend, apple store said they were out and not sure when they would re-stock

Makes me laugh at all the people that were so confident that they'd be able to go buy one mid-next week.

online: 3 weeks.

I wouldn't expect anything sooner in store either. The queue for it was worth it (god my 3G was slow!)

dekco
30th July 2010, 11:06 PM
As an optus franchise, we didnt even get one unit so it was pretty much game over for us.

sebiola
30th July 2010, 11:13 PM
Makes me laugh at all the people that were so confident that they'd be able to go buy one mid-next week.

online: 3 weeks.

I wouldn't expect anything sooner in store either. The queue for it was worth it (god my 3G was slow!)

the 3gs was still available after a week. the girlfriend was disappointed she had to work and missed out.

on a brighter note, the dude at T-life chaddy had never heard of a nexus one (asked who nexus were too)

skippy
31st July 2010, 12:24 AM
for what its worth, i just ordered one through optus online, whick says they are backordered etc, but was surprised to see that the delivery date it came up with was Tuesday...

of course I'm not sure if that would be totally accurate?

maceddy
31st July 2010, 12:43 AM
I can only giggle - it's a bit of adding insult to injury when you get an email from both Telstra and Apple, telling you "The iPhone 4 is here" - and you can't get it anywhere.

jack112006
31st July 2010, 01:10 AM
Anyone got any ideas on vodafone on the Gold Coast stock? Burleigh store preferably.

n20nine
31st July 2010, 01:55 AM
t-life in melbourne took my contact details. they claim to have stock in within a month time. everywhere else is of course, out of stock, spent the morning calling up diff places. wanted to go line up yesterday but i had to organise an o-week activity for uni :(

dotnet
31st July 2010, 03:11 AM
Instead of heaping derision on people who missed out on the first batch maybe this thread could be turned into a sign post of where iPhones can actually be had for those who want them?

Cheers
Steffen.

Tom125
31st July 2010, 09:32 AM
A friend on twitter has just been told Apple Chermside won't have a phone for everyone in the queue.

Mick4680
31st July 2010, 09:41 AM
Went to local Optus Store in Gladstone (55K People in area QLD) they had 3 Iphone 4's 25 people queued took orders whilst I was being served 5th in line a lady came in no number they gave her a Iphone 4. I said I was disappointed at what they had done they just gave me a sheepish grin. One for the mates.

Mick

darksplat
31st July 2010, 09:42 AM
also Optus has a new message in their auto message system about iPhone stock so when I call 133937 (Optus iphone 4 owner) and press 1, 1, 1, 1, 5, 1, you get directed to the which store has stock option. Now you might not be on Optus so the first 1 will be a 3 and follow the prompts. Hope this helps
cheers

DJY
31st July 2010, 09:54 AM
Do any of the Sydney Apple stores have stock today?

messyJ
31st July 2010, 10:27 AM
As an iphone 3g owner, looking to upgrade to the IPhone 4, I'm really annoyed with Apple. As I see it, there are two possibilities:

1. They underestimated demand (unlikely) or didn't have enough stock manufactured (equally unlikely considering delay for Aust launch), or
2. they have plenty stock but are drip feeding supply to retailers and therefore customers to maintain the hype.

If the former is true, well, Apple surely knows better by now and I can't believe they do not have the manufacturing capability to turn out squillions of the buggers per day.

If the latter is true, then it is a cynical and very shabby way to treat loyal customers...particularly when they send out emails urging you to buy the new IPhone, knowing full well that that isn't possible for who knows how long.

I love the product. I love the way the IPhone works seamlessly with my Mac, etc. However, I'm seriously looking at alternatives like the HTC Desire to upgrade instead as Apple needs to remember their customers are important.

Surely I'm not the only person who is seriously p'd off by the seriously low stock levels given to shops! I'm hearing that TLife stores in Canberra had only 10 (!) IPhone 4 32g phones allocated. That's utter crap.

Okay, rant over....

Vzzzbx
31st July 2010, 10:43 AM
or

3. The parts can't be supplied quickly enough.

drewbles
31st July 2010, 10:50 AM
or

3. The parts can't be supplied quickly enough.

Which is what Apple have said is the case. They simply cannot make enough to satisfy demand.

I'd believe it too. When they release new Macs and other parts of the range, supply is general not constrained as they simply don't have the same demand. If they are constrained, it's a week or so, not months.

Add to the fact Apple are sticking to a very very aggressive roll-out schedule across so many countries so quickly, and supply issues are a very real issue.

They want to be seen to be doing the right thing by getting the new toys out to people everywhere ASAP, but it comes with the added problem of supply constraint. Just look at the white iPhone. Manufacturing problems are a never ending headache.

morebroadband
31st July 2010, 10:54 AM
While no one knows exactly how much stock Apple had distributed for the launch, is sure looks like there was only 30,000 total in Australia !! If the Telco's each got like 4000-5000 and the Apple Stores got the rest?

This was very poorly executed by Apple and not up to their normal standards. Everyone knew there would be a lot of demand and if they sold 100k on launch week-end that may still have been acceptable. But to launch in Australia with no, or very little stock is just piss poor.

Apple you dropped the ball on this one! I hope you are reading this Steve.

babypoppop
31st July 2010, 10:55 AM
or

3. The parts can't be supplied quickly enough.

Yes, in my opinion, I agree with this point. You have to keep in mind that Apple does not have manufacturing facilities of their own.

Apple outsources manufacturing to various component suppliers, and then, there would be another company like Foxconn that receives all the appropriate components to assemble the device. In short, Apple engineered and designed their products, but they don't manufacture them.

As component suppliers have confirmed (e.g. LG for the case of iPad display), manufacturing capabilities could not meet the huge demand for Apple devices. Also, keep in mind that when Apple releases a new product, there is likely to be architectural changes, which requires improved, and sometimes totally new, manufacturing capabilities. Hence, there's a bottleneck in manufacturing really.

It's easy to project demand, and I'm sure they've projected demand rather accurately. However, the manufacturing capabilities of component suppliers may not possibly meet projected demand. Hence, delays are usually to ensure that there's sufficient devices to go on sale during launch. They could release hundreds of iPhones if they choose to, but they didn't. They rather delay and release tens of thousands of iPhones.

In short, it's simply not as easy as projecting demand and just meet it without difficulties, particularly in a year when another new device came to town (i.e. the iPad). I've managed manufacturing supply chain before, and it's not a one-way street from start to finish. Sometimes, you have to start all over again. This is most likely for the white iPhone 4.

themessup
31st July 2010, 10:55 AM
Do any of the Sydney Apple stores have stock today?

Every time I ring each store I get a different response :(

gamblor
31st July 2010, 10:57 AM
As if Apple would be so stupid has to keep supply away from people.

From a bigger perspective, Apple has probably sold close to 3.5 million iPhone 4's now, across 22 countries.

I would estimate a total of 4.5 million iPhone 4's exist - the extra million are being circulated to the 22 countries - the US has a huge backorder number to fill on their own, and they got their orders in first. The US store is listing wait times of 3 weeks.

For Apple to have made nearly 5 million phones by now, they are cranking out around 50, 000 phones a day! (assuming they started 3 months ago - one month before the announcement) Thats if their plants go 24/7. That a HUGE amount and I doubt any other electronics manufacturer is making devices (not components but completed, packaged devices) on a scale that large anywhere else in the world. Apple has their foot on the gas but no one has ever done any electronics manufacturing on this scale EVER, while having to manage distribution to 22 countries.

messyJ
31st July 2010, 10:59 AM
As if Apple would be so stupid has to keep supply away from people.



But that is exactly what they are doing, either deliberately or through incompetence. If you can't supply the stock, don't release the product...simple!

And you certainly shouldn't be sending emails to your customers declaring "IPhone 4 is here!" when it ISN'T.

drewbles
31st July 2010, 11:13 AM
While no one knows exactly how much stock Apple had distributed for the launch, is sure looks like there was only 30,000 total in Australia !! If the Telco's each got like 4000-5000 and the Apple Stores got the rest?

This was very poorly executed by Apple and not up to their normal standards. Everyone knew there would be a lot of demand and if they sold 100k on launch week-end that may still have been acceptable. But to launch in Australia with no, or very little stock is just piss poor.

Apple you dropped the ball on this one! I hope you are reading this Steve.

Why would Steve care? Did you even read the posts that say they simply cannot meet demand?

It's all good and fine to say 'wait until you have sufficient stock' but you'd be waiting another 6 months or more possibly.

What's best? Getting some into market now, or waiting for 6 months and then saying 'hurry up Apple! You've dropped the ball!'.

C'mon. Look at it logically not from a techno-lust view. Any manufacturing company can't afford to stockpile 30 million handsets and then launch them simultaneously. It just does not make fiscal sense.

drewbles
31st July 2010, 11:15 AM
But that is exactly what they are doing, either deliberately or through incompetence. If you can't supply the stock, don't release the product...simple!

And you certainly shouldn't be sending emails to your customers declaring "IPhone 4 is here!" when it ISN'T.

Try reading before posting. There have been several people posting very valid points on supply problems.

iPhone 4 *is* here. Thousands of people have them. You don't? You could have like the ones who do. You could have queued.

Don't blame real-world logistical and financials on your inability to procure a handset.

forno
31st July 2010, 11:19 AM
OK, so second time lucky I managed to get a 32GB at Doncatser, they will be getting more stock this week, people were told to try on wednesday.

kevinnugent
31st July 2010, 11:19 AM
There are four telco's at Orion Shopping Centre in Springfield (Brisbane). As of 10 mins ago, Optus still had stock of both models and were selling them with no people lined up. Vodafone got no stock and don't know when they'd be getting them. Telstra have stock and no queue. Three don't know wtf is going on. :)

gamblor
31st July 2010, 11:22 AM
Things sell out all the time. If you go to the movies, and the sessions for that day are sold out, do you say "Rip down all the advertising! If I can't see the movie, then you shouldn't say its been released!".

And you can get an iPhone, they are available. I have one right here. I'm sorry you didn't get one/couldn't get one. But thats life - we don't always get what we want. The other day, I really, really wanted garlic bread. But the supermarket was out of my favourite brand. Yeah, life sucks big time.

As for the emails, sending emails takes time. Apple would have one or two email addresses on their list. I would say that when they pressed the send button, they did have stock. When it got to the bottom of the email queue, they had probably run out.

Paddy
31st July 2010, 11:23 AM
Was dumbfounded by the stupidity of my local jb hifi when on opening day they had one person working who could handle phone enquiries. I was there at 9am and 5th in line to get my iPhone. After waiting half an hour and they still had not processed the first person I decided there was no way I could support such ineptitude. I'll keep my nokia for another month and get one when I can get some customer service. I think a lot of the telcos and affiliates feel that because demand is outstripping supply the basic fundamentals of customer service go out the window. I wouldn't stand around for 3 hrs waiting to buy anything, let alone a telephone.

blanc
31st July 2010, 11:24 AM
OK, so second time lucky I managed to get a 32GB at Doncatser, they will be getting more stock this week, people were told to try on wednesday.

Eh? How did you manage that?

forno
31st July 2010, 11:33 AM
Eh? How did you manage that?

Just took a chance and rolled up at 8:45, about 20 in the line, I think I got the second or third last one.

Happy camper, nice bit of gear!

Try again later in the week, I heard a few staff say they are getting more during the week

maceddy
31st July 2010, 12:01 PM
There are four telco's at Orion Shopping Centre in Springfield (Brisbane). As of 10 mins ago, Optus still had stock of both models and were selling them with no people lined up. Vodafone got no stock and don't know when they'd be getting them. Telstra have stock and no queue. Three don't know wtf is going on. :)

Just called Telstra at Orion - none left.

blanc
31st July 2010, 12:15 PM
Just took a chance and rolled up at 8:45, about 20 in the line, I think I got the second or third last one.

Happy camper, nice bit of gear!

Try again later in the week, I heard a few staff say they are getting more during the week

I was there last night. I asked and was told there was no stock. Grrr.

raja79
31st July 2010, 12:41 PM
for what its worth, i just ordered one through optus online, whick says they are backordered etc, but was surprised to see that the delivery date it came up with was Tuesday...

of course I'm not sure if that would be totally accurate?

Does anyone know if the telcos had stock reserved for online orders? I ordered mine through Optus just after midnight on launch day and my order tracking says expected delivery is Monday. I'm, ah, highly doubtful, especially given my brother ordered today and his says the same thing.

I don't mind a tiny bit of waiting, but I'll be irritated if this stretches into a multi-week wait, especially given the lack of clarity.

coranda
31st July 2010, 01:11 PM
According to the SMH this morning:

"Sources say each telco has received only about 12,000 to 13,000 iPhone 4 units in the first batch, and with Optus alone getting more than 100,000 pre-order customers, stock is likely to run out within days."

quietboy72
31st July 2010, 01:47 PM
Just took a chance and rolled up at 8:45, about 20 in the line, I think I got the second or third last one.

Happy camper, nice bit of gear!

Try again later in the week, I heard a few staff say they are getting more during the week

Hey forno. Nice to have bumped into you and chatted. Enjoy your new purchase. Tell that mrs to take her phone out of the packaging now. Nic(qb72)

jack112006
31st July 2010, 02:32 PM
The Gold Coast is out of iPhone 4's. Not just the Apple store, but the whole city. The Robina store ran out 5-10 mins before I got there. That was the last place on the coast that had them.

themessup
31st July 2010, 02:59 PM
I'm going to try my luck and see if I can get one outright in a NSW Apple Store tomorrow D:

supafly
31st July 2010, 03:02 PM
Went to Chermside store this morning, they told people to stop lining up- there was only 30 people in the line. I've given up, just going to order online now and wait the three weeks.

gilligan911
31st July 2010, 03:35 PM
There are four telco's at Orion Shopping Centre in Springfield (Brisbane). As of 10 mins ago, Optus still had stock of both models and were selling them with no people lined up. Vodafone got no stock and don't know when they'd be getting them. Telstra have stock and no queue. Three don't know wtf is going on. :)

And yet ten seconds ago I called and was told the Optus store sold all their stock within the first half hour yesterday. :D It is amazing just how much contradictory information there is coming from the various stores.

Anyhoo, does anyone know if the telco reps are at the Apple store all the time? Assuming Apple has stock, can I go in late next week and sign up with Optus?

cheers.

takamine
31st July 2010, 03:50 PM
And yet ten seconds ago I called and was told the Optus store sold all their stock within the first half hour yesterday. :D It is amazing just how much contradictory information there is coming from the various stores.

Anyhoo, does anyone know if the telco reps are at the Apple store all the time? Assuming Apple has stock, can I go in late next week and sign up with Optus?

cheers.

Yeah I just called them too. Maybe they do have stock at the back but are told to say they don't have any left?

gilligan911
31st July 2010, 04:04 PM
Yeah I just called them too. Maybe they do have stock at the back but are told to say they don't have any left?

Not sure why they would do that. If they have stock I don't imagine they care who they sell it to. It doesn't really worry me. Just highlighting that there has been an enormous amount of info about stock coming from all sorts of sources and much of it turns out to be wrong.

I am sure it is not malicious and is just people at the stores trying to be helpful and converting guesses into facts.

Steve_D
31st July 2010, 04:09 PM
But that is exactly what they are doing, either deliberately or through incompetence. If you can't supply the stock, don't release the product...simple!

And you certainly shouldn't be sending emails to your customers declaring "IPhone 4 is here!" when it ISN'T.

Do you come here to these forums just to troll? or is the fact that the iPhone4 has outsold in the first day, more handsets than the HTC Desire has in its whole existence in australia making your life somehow worse?


Try reading before posting. There have been several people posting very valid points on supply problems.

iPhone 4 *is* here. Thousands of people have them. You don't? You could have like the ones who do. You could have queued.

Don't blame real-world logistical and financials on your inability to procure a handset.

They aren't here to read they are here to bitch about how come we "fanbois" wont buy their precious HTC piece of crap.



Now thats over and done with...

I would pop down to the Adelaide Apple store to check what the stock levels are like but.... well we dont have one STILL!!!!!

So instead we have to deal with telcos and resellers. The issue with this is that some will not sell you a handset outright unless you are already signed to them, others will but they are locked and then will charge a huge fee to unlock it.

So on saying all that does anyone know of any stores that still have stock in Adelaide and will sell them outright? (i dont mind if they are locked to Voda but not the others).

kevinnugent
31st July 2010, 04:19 PM
Not sure why they would do that. If they have stock I don't imagine they care who they sell it to. It doesn't really worry me. Just highlighting that there has been an enormous amount of info about stock coming from all sorts of sources and much of it turns out to be wrong.

I am sure it is not malicious and is just people at the stores trying to be helpful and converting guesses into facts.

There were no guesses. I saw 3 people buying iPhones there at the Optus store this morning, and several people that walked in were told by the staff to hang around and they could buy them in a few minutes when they were done with the people sitting in the booths. We'd been hanging around whilst I played with the 2 live phones they had there for demos.

I have an idea they can't handle the walk in traffic so they are telling phone enquirers they are sold out.

Steve_D
31st July 2010, 04:38 PM
I have an idea they can't handle the walk in traffic so they are telling phone enquirers they are sold out.

What tends to happen in retail is that they have a "allocated lot" of phones instore.

(Using Optus as the telco of choice in this hypothetical example)

Meaning they have say 500 phones come in when they get stock.
They then allocate 250 of them to say optus customers on contract.
150 of them to optus prepaid customers.
and the last 100 will be to the "others" pile. These are usually either walk ins or customers that they can persuade to change to their telco.
Out of that 100 they may also place 30 of them on the outright list. Meaning that once that 30 are sold, even though they have stock left they will tell customers that are not already with optus that there is no stock left.

The same happens when they take phone enquiries. If you are too lazy to come into our store personally then why should we put one aside for you when this customer in front of me has taken the time to come in and check for themselves.

Now this is basically hypothetical as stated above but after working for Optus and Telstra over the years i have seen this scenario happen many many times.

There are also the cases of the warehouse only allocates limited stock to the stores on release day so that after the initial hype the stores suddenly have 50 more phones to sell when no other store has any.

Its a dirty trick but it happens.
YouTube - Futurama Sub ITA - EyePhone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acfS00qJRZc)

Sambo
31st July 2010, 04:40 PM
So on saying all that does anyone know of any stores that still have stock in Adelaide and will sell them outright? (i dont mind if they are locked to Voda but not the others).

I'm in Adelaide and have just pulled the trigger and purchased it outright at the Apple Online Store. 3 week wait, but I think I can handle it.. :D

TheKeddi
31st July 2010, 04:53 PM
What tends to happen in retail is that they have a "allocated lot" of phones instore.

The same happens when they take phone enquiries. If you are too lazy to come into our store personally then why should we put one aside for you when this customer in front of me has taken the time to come in and check for themselves.

Now this is basically hypothetical as stated above but after working for Optus and Telstra over the years i have seen this scenario happen many many times.

Its a dirty trick but it happens.
YouTube - Futurama Sub ITA - EyePhone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acfS00qJRZc)

That might be the case but what about people like me?

I live 150kms from the closest store that sells iPhones, I rang a few and they had "no stock" I wasn't being lazy, I would have been happy to drive the 300km round trip to go on a plan if they did have one in stock. I think that's not considered "Lazy" I am doing a sight lot more than someone in the city who can just walk in!

I have ordered one with one of the shops and when they get more stock and ring me then I will make the trip to the city.

Steve_D
31st July 2010, 05:16 PM
That might be the case but what about people like me?

I live 150kms from the closest store that sells iPhones, I rang a few and they had "no stock" I wasn't being lazy, I would have been happy to drive the 300km round trip to go on a plan if they did have one in stock. I think that's not considered "Lazy" I am doing a sight lot more than someone in the city who can just walk in!

I have ordered one with one of the shops and when they get more stock and ring me then I will make the trip to the city.

Usually depending on what telco you are with, they have a delivery service to their customers that live "rural" as thats pretty harsh making you place an order and then still go all that way when if you're an existing customer you should be able to just place the order/upgrade and have it couriered out once available.

The reason they classify people as lazy is because out of the 1000s of calls they receive they may only get 2 or 3 from the country that legitimately cant make it into a store.

i know for a fact that companies like Optus and their Consumer Sales Direct teams can place orders and will give you a delivery date when the courier will deliver it (as you have to sign for it personally) over the phone, But you have to be on contract. Not sure how the others do that.

I see outright purchases as being the biggest hurdle this release. Because contract will always take priority.

Chanwa
31st July 2010, 05:51 PM
for what its worth, i just ordered one through optus online, whick says they are backordered etc, but was surprised to see that the delivery date it came up with was Tuesday...

of course I'm not sure if that would be totally accurate?

Are you serious? I couldn't order online yesterday at ten am, I called Optus sales & they told me my delivery date is going to be the 27th of August. If I find out it's because I'm in a rural area, I'm going to be incredibly angry.

Carmen
31st July 2010, 09:02 PM
I'll be peeved too, if my 'raincheck' takes weeks and weeks.

Our 2 optus dealers here were only sent 8 between them!! Not sure about telstra.

themessup
31st July 2010, 09:14 PM
As far as Telco's, I guess they would have gotten as many off Apple as possible.

The way I see it is there must be a central stock area for Apple Stores. Each Apple Store (well at least NSW) would be given a certain amount for that day to sell, and sell all. This way they can expand the demand for iPhones as they'll start selling the next day.

It's quite clever really, keeps people away from offline purchases and gets them into the store. Although for people far away from Apple Stores is a different, more frustrating story.

blk7
31st July 2010, 09:14 PM
Are you serious? I couldn't order online yesterday at ten am, I called Optus sales & they told me my delivery date is going to be the 27th of August. If I find out it's because I'm in a rural area, I'm going to be incredibly angry.

It's likely been said earlier, but it explicitly states in the T&C for the raincheck/backorder that you should ignore any delivery date listed against your order.

themessup
1st August 2010, 12:34 AM
Apple Stores on Saturday morning told me they don't know or think new stock will arrive later, Monday or next week.

I rang back that night and both stores restocked during the day and sold out again. Apple's obviously trying to expand the hype for a few days.

Going to head down to Bondi first thing tomorrow morning and try my luck. Who's to say it won't happen again?

piero
1st August 2010, 02:08 AM
Anyone got an update on the lines/stock at Apple Store Sydney CBD or Optus World George St?
when i went in i was greeted with a smile and no stock..and they had no idea when there was going to b more??

Stez
1st August 2010, 09:14 AM
Apple store George St had heaps in stock yesterday at about midday.

Kievmeister
1st August 2010, 09:16 AM
There's a queue outside the Sydney Apple Store and an Apple crew member has come out to announce that they have a limited number of 32GB in stock.

mitty
1st August 2010, 10:15 AM
Anyone been/going to Doncaster or Chadstone today? Be interested to know if they release any stock today. I'd imagine they'll let em out in dribs and drabs.

Stez
1st August 2010, 11:11 AM
Maybe picking one up from George St Sydney in about 2 weeks. You guys think there will be any stock to just walk in and grab one?

Chanwa
1st August 2010, 11:19 AM
It's likely been said earlier, but it explicitly states in the T&C for the raincheck/backorder that you should ignore any delivery date listed against your order.

I couldn't do it online, I tried & it said to call & raincheck, they told me the delivery date would be the 27th.

So I should ignore that? It's getting delivered to a friends house, because I'll be at work & it's hard to pinpoint where I'll be as I'm a tradie. I can't really tell her to be home everyday, hahaha, even though with a six week old she will be anyway!

blanc
1st August 2010, 11:34 AM
Anyone been/going to Doncaster or Chadstone today? Be interested to know if they release any stock today. I'd imagine they'll let em out in dribs and drabs.

At Doncaster now. No stock.

TheKeddi
1st August 2010, 11:50 AM
I am on prepaid now and want to go on a plan with Telstra. I am on the list so I will have to wait, when they ring me I might see if I can get it couriered up, maybe I will be lucky!

Jinkst
1st August 2010, 12:18 PM
Anyone aware of the current stock situations at Apple on George St? Looking to buy a couple outright.

carveman
1st August 2010, 12:29 PM
I've just got back from a week overseas so wasn't able to line up etc - anyone know if there are any stores in Melb with current stock of Telstra iPhones?

wildcat1451
1st August 2010, 01:10 PM
Hi, does anybody know when either the Doncaster Apple store will have stock?? Or the Doncaster Three store??

aqua11alta
1st August 2010, 01:50 PM
anyone know 3 Mobile's current stock (in Melbourne CBD)?
Gee.. This is so depressing..

If they really run out of stock, when will they re stock? I know no one knows for sure, just asking ur opinion based on what happened last year w/ 3GS...

altflood3r
1st August 2010, 02:40 PM
Anyone know where I can get one in Perth on Optus(plan)
Everywhere I've been is just taking back orders....

noeyefone4
1st August 2010, 03:01 PM
Spoke to a Apple salesman this afternoon at the George street store who was most apologetic and basiclly said that Apple had stuffed up with supplies and he did not know when they would be getting any more for this store or any others.
Apple dont even have the decency to make an announcement regarding supplies and treat loyal customers appallingly. No wonder the HTC desire is selling so well at the moment!!!

novice
1st August 2010, 03:04 PM
Hi, does anybody know when either the Doncaster Apple store will have stock?? Or the Doncaster Three store??

Doncaster (Telstra) are out, Northland (Telstra) are out, Greensborough (Telstra) are out and Melb Airport (Telstra) are out.

drewbles
1st August 2010, 03:47 PM
Spoke to a Apple salesman this afternoon at the George street store who was most apologetic and basiclly said that Apple had stuffed up with supplies and he did not know when they would be getting any more for this store or any others.
Apple dont even have the decency to make an announcement regarding supplies and treat loyal customers appallingly. No wonder the HTC desire is selling so well at the moment!!!

I'm willing to bet that more iPhone 4's have been sold since Friday morning than desires have been sold in total.

Just got back from the George st store and it was chockas full of people playing with them.

There is far more demand for it than any HTC handset I'm sure.

Stez
1st August 2010, 04:49 PM
Apple are probably holding back stock just to issue a press release in a few days to say that it sold much more then they expected and that they are making them as fast as possible.

xwing25
1st August 2010, 05:13 PM
anyone know 3 Mobile's current stock (in Melbourne CBD)?
Gee.. This is so depressing..

If they really run out of stock, when will they re stock? I know no one knows for sure, just asking ur opinion based on what happened last year w/ 3GS...

Out of stock. Sold them all Friday

WhyNotKenny
1st August 2010, 05:19 PM
Hey guys/girls....

Went to Chermside (Brisbane) today, spoke to Optus who said back ordering now expecting about three weeks - depending on how many order.

Also, went to the apple store, they said more stock this week sometime.

Apple also said that they can sign you up with the Optus plans, so long as you're NOT currently contracted.

here's hoping for tomorrow morning...

GOOD LUCK!

mitty
1st August 2010, 05:19 PM
I think this is going to happen every two years now. The 3GS was basically a non event compared to the 3G and the iphone4. Meaning that next year (if you can wait) you probably won't have any of the problems of this time round.

Steve_D
1st August 2010, 05:26 PM
Spoke to a Apple salesman this afternoon at the George street store who was most apologetic and basiclly said that Apple had stuffed up with supplies and he did not know when they would be getting any more for this store or any others.
Apple dont even have the decency to make an announcement regarding supplies and treat loyal customers appallingly. No wonder the HTC desire is selling so well at the moment!!!

See your comment would have been decent for a first comment. That was until you added that troll comment at the end.

Im guessing your just another HTC fan that wants to spread crap to try and slow down the IP4 rollout.... good for you :bored:

Huy
1st August 2010, 05:39 PM
No stock at all of iPhone 4s at the Sydney Store. I just left a few hours ago.

drewbles
1st August 2010, 05:45 PM
Apple are probably holding back stock just to issue a press release in a few days to say that it sold much more then they expected and that they are making them as fast as possible.

See the thread in here about serial numbers and when your iphone 4 was made. Most seem to be week 30 of this year, meaning thy truly are pumping them out as fast as they can.


No stock at all of iPhone 4s at the Sydney Store. I just left a few hours ago.

Mustve just missed you. I went up there to buy a magic trackpad around 3:15!

And yeah they had no stock either as you say.

jack112006
1st August 2010, 05:57 PM
People, I think its safe to say that all of Australia is currently out of stock.

karter
1st August 2010, 07:36 PM
does anyone have a rough idea when apple stores should have stock again? - im thinking around 3wks as that is the "delivery time" on apples website but seems (only rumours ive heard) that optus might get stock in sometime this week..??

forno
1st August 2010, 07:51 PM
Hey forno. Nice to have bumped into you and chatted. Enjoy your new purchase. Tell that mrs to take her phone out of the packaging now. Nic(qb72)

Like wise mate.

She has taken to it like a duck to water!

MacPC
1st August 2010, 08:01 PM
I know in talking to the girl at Optus Joondalup she was expecting small amounts of stock each week to come in, it's just going to be tight for a long while by the sounds of things. Clearly Apple isn't making enough to cover demand across all the countries it's now having to supply, or it's keeping far more in the US and the rest of us get what's left.

sugarfree
1st August 2010, 08:15 PM
Apple Store in NZ says 3 weeks wait, as does the Vodafone store.
Dude who I know in Vodafone retail said they are expecting it in two weeks, so.

In case there are any Kiwis in the thread.

messyJ
1st August 2010, 09:16 PM
Do you come here to these forums just to troll? or is the fact that the iPhone4 has outsold in the first day, more handsets than the HTC Desire has in its whole existence in australia making your life somehow worse?



They aren't here to read they are here to bitch about how come we "fanbois" wont buy their precious HTC piece of crap.



Now thats over and done with...

I would pop down to the Adelaide Apple store to check what the stock levels are like but.... well we dont have one STILL!!!!!

So instead we have to deal with telcos and resellers. The issue with this is that some will not sell you a handset outright unless you are already signed to them, others will but they are locked and then will charge a huge fee to unlock it.

So on saying all that does anyone know of any stores that still have stock in Adelaide and will sell them outright? (i dont mind if they are locked to Voda but not the others).


Because you don't agree with my posts, I'm a troll? Nice attitude. I'm not pushing the HTC either. I'm after an IPhone, I'm just annoyed about poor supply.

Stez
1st August 2010, 09:19 PM
Because you don't agree with my posts, I'm a troll? Nice attitude. I'm not pushing the HTC either. I'm after an IPhone, I'm just annoyed about poor supply.

Better to release it early and let the devoted fans que up to grab one then to delay release one month so lazy people like you can just walk in and buy one.

skunk
1st August 2010, 09:39 PM
Apple also said that they can sign you up with the Optus plans, so long as you're NOT currently contracted.

They must have changed this then because I upgraded my Optus contract on Friday. Admittedly they did have troubles with pretty much every step of the procedure. Maybe they decided it was too much trouble?

sangfroid
1st August 2010, 09:53 PM
I got my iPhone 4 on Friday through Optus Business. They even offered to deliver it to my home. I of course couldn't wait and went and picked it up. Great service. It is everything that I hoped for so far. I started chasing Optus about six weeks ago and indicated that my contract for my iPhone 3 finshed on 7 August.

My next door neighbour went to Telstra Knox SC yesterday morning (Sat) to buy her son an iPhone 4 and was told they were sold out. She said she might fill out the paperwork while she was here. The account manager she was introduced said she might be in luck as they had a couple on hold on pre - order but the people hadn't turned so she got one.

My daughter went to Optus to order one today and was told that it will be four weeks before she can get it. Interestingly she ordered an iPad last week and was told it would be about 10 August before she would get it.

I don't believe that Apple has a conspiracy about deliberately retarding production to create artificial demand. The demand Apple places on its suppliers must be tremendous with the success of the iPad and now the iPhone. Even the demand for computers rose in the last quarter. Billions of dollars are at risk with a new product launch and deciding on how much to order is a complex task.

My sympathies for those that didn't get an iPhone 4 this weekend but in my humble opinion its worth waiting for

coranda
1st August 2010, 09:57 PM
Because you don't agree with my posts, I'm a troll? Nice attitude. I'm not pushing the HTC either. I'm after an IPhone, I'm just annoyed about poor supply.

What you need to understand is the mentality of the zealot. It doesn't matter if you are talking about the Apple fan boys or the anti-Apple brigade or religious and political fundamentalists, they are all the same. They have this amazing ability to turn their brains off when logic and evidence (or even just opinion) contradict their dogma.

Every one here knows that Apple make some great products. Most of us also realise that many other companies also make great stuff. We also realise that Apple (and everyone else) has produced some real lemons (How many are old enough to remember the Apple III, Lisa and Newton?). We know that nothing any company produces is ever perfect and we understand that Apple, like every other company, does not give a toss about how they treat their customers beyond the impact it has on shareholder wealth. Any CEO who put customers before shareholders would lose his job - that's how capitalism works.

If anyone you meet tells you that <insert organisation here> can do no wrong I suggest you smile, turn and run. :)

bulletmark
1st August 2010, 10:26 PM
The 3GS was basically a non event compared to the 3G and the iphone4.
Er, you obviously never bought a 3GS around launch last year. Same thing happened. Mad scramble on opening day to get a phone, then it became a +3 week delay. Only Telstra had plenty of stock due to their uncompetitive plans.

mitty
1st August 2010, 10:30 PM
Er, you obviously never bought a 3GS around launch last year. Same thing happened. Mad scramble on opening day to get a phone, then it became a +3 week delay. Only Telstra had plenty of stock due to their uncompetitive plans.

I remember on the morning of June 26 I went before work and walked around various Optus stores in the city, no crowds, nothing. Went into T Life, asked them a particular question to which they responded positively and walked out with one less than 10 minutes later. Received my first call on my 3GS moments after that to tell me Michael Jackson had died :( I remember there were some small midnight crowds at Optus, but nothing like there was on thursday night.

OziMac
1st August 2010, 10:50 PM
I remember on the morning of June 26 I went before work and walked around various Optus stores in the city, no crowds, nothing. Went into T Life, asked them a particular question to which they responded positively and walked out with one less than 10 minutes later. Received my first call on my 3GS moments after that to tell me Michael Jackson had died :( I remember there were some small midnight crowds at Optus, but nothing like there was on thursday night.

I second mitty's experience - I rocked up at 6am for an 8am open at Chadstone and there were no more than a handful of people there until closer to the store open. Plenty of people were able to walk in throughout the day and pick one up, I recall no significant stock shortages until a couple of days in (and even then not so bad).

This launch has been one of tw biggest here, possibly shading bits of the original 3G launch now that the market has well and truly been created.

joelprasad
1st August 2010, 10:50 PM
I remember on the morning of June 26 I went before work and walked around various Optus stores in the city, no crowds, nothing. Went into T Life, asked them a particular question to which they responded positively and walked out with one less than 10 minutes later. Received my first call on my 3GS moments after that to tell me Michael Jackson had died :( I remember there were some small midnight crowds at Optus, but nothing like there was on thursday night.

i think he meant 3g

kevinnugent
1st August 2010, 11:11 PM
I just had a quick squiz at the US Apple store site... They are still quoting 3weeks for delivery.... And they launched some time ago. This thing's bigger than Ben Hur!

Phunky
1st August 2010, 11:26 PM
i think he meant 3g

He said last year, 3G was 2 years ago

hoppy
2nd August 2010, 02:00 AM
I walked into a telstra store on Friday to inquire about Internet rates and to put my name down to get a call when iPhone came in again got a call at 5 pm same day to say come and get it ,
Great phone no issues with signal
Cheers

Kievmeister
2nd August 2010, 07:12 AM
Apple Store George Street Sydney is open from 7am this week. No stock this morning though. I just need to get one for the missus.

Jinkst
2nd August 2010, 07:45 AM
Apple Store George Street Sydney is open from 7am this week. No stock this morning though. I just need to get one for the missus.

Thanks for the heads up. Have the day off due to bank holiday and was hoping to get over and grab a couple but at least now I won't have to call them and be on hold for ten mins :-)

mitty
2nd August 2010, 09:54 AM
They really need to put availability on the website. If I knew there was stock at Chaddy or Doncaster I might weaken and travel out there, but I'm not going on a whim only to be dissappointed. Also it would stop them being swamped with calls no doubt.

simonm
2nd August 2010, 09:54 AM
Thanks for the heads up. Have the day off due to bank holiday and was hoping to get over and grab a couple but at least now I won't have to call them and be on hold for ten mins :-)

Ditto Sydney store. I got told off by the guy at the door who said "we don't have any goddamn iPhones so eff off". Just kidding, he was quite nice about it actually.

I would however be interested to know if they do start selling them later today because I'm not quite sure if I believed him. If anyone works in the city and sees people lining up for iPhones that would truly suck to those who tried to get there early. This happened to me at Bondi on Saturday. At 10:45 they said the didn't have any but later at 12 a small number of people were waiting to buy them (in an official monitored line). Not sure how that works.

Comet
2nd August 2010, 09:56 AM
They really need to put availability on the website. If I knew there was stock at Chaddy or Doncaster I might weaken and travel out there, but I'm not going on a whim only to be dissappointed.

I second that. They did that with iPhones in the US when they originally came out so I don't see why they can't do it. The infrastructure is there. Though I'm suspicious about the telco's pressuring Apple not to promote the sale of unlocked outright phones.

Jinkst
2nd August 2010, 10:02 AM
I second that. They did that with iPhones in the US when they originally came out so I don't see why they can't do it. The infrastructure is there. Though I'm suspicious about the telco's pressuring Apple not to promote the sale of unlocked outright phones.

Ah Comet, do you really think Apple would listen to telcos? Lol.

Comet
2nd August 2010, 10:21 AM
Ah Comet, do you really think Apple would listen to telcos? Lol.

When large amounts of money is involved, yes!

leonardboulevard
2nd August 2010, 10:26 AM
am going to call Doncaster first thing Wednesday, if they have stock i was going to race down there and get a 16GB and get back to ACMI for first MIFF on that day at 12:15am, anybody called them recently, they still won't have any till Wednesday?

wildcat1451
2nd August 2010, 10:36 AM
Yeh i'd like to find that out too, or if anywhere in Doncaster will have any sooner?

mixsa87
2nd August 2010, 10:39 AM
Hey, Was at Doncaster first thing this morning, no iphones. When asked about availability they tried telling me that Apple is saying 3 weeks on the website so that is what they are expecting also. So many conflicting stories from everywhere!

maceddy
2nd August 2010, 01:49 PM
iPhone 4 sold out around the country (http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/iphone/iphone-4-sold-out-around-the-country-20100802-11280.html)

So looks like the soonest is Wednesday for Telstra customers.

DJY
2nd August 2010, 02:25 PM
iPhone 4 sold out around the country (http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/iphone/iphone-4-sold-out-around-the-country-20100802-11280.html)

So looks like the soonest is Wednesday for Telstra customers.

I have been trying to ring the T Life store I queued at on Friday...
but they won't answer their phone. No voicemail / recorded message, nothing.

I was keen to confirm that my name was still on their waitlist (I think is actually no. 3 for a 32GB iPhone 4) from that morning...
and if they have had any updates as to when they might get them in.

Even tried online chat with Telstra - all to no avail.

glitch
2nd August 2010, 03:07 PM
So looks like the soonest is Wednesday for Telstra customers.

It would be truly criminal if apple supply telcos with extra stock while making their direct customers wait 3 weeks!!

I think even the most locked on fanbois would find that sort of treatment of customers to be totally unacceptable.

resonance
2nd August 2010, 03:15 PM
It would be truly criminal if apple supply telcos with extra stock while making their direct customers wait 3 weeks!!

I think even the most locked on fanbois would find that sort of treatment of customers to be totally unacceptable.

As the telco people on waiting lists aren't customers?


It's only truly criminal if you on the list as a "direct customer" as opposed to a telco.

I don't care who gets what first really. Patience in all things, you'll get the shiny toy soon enough and then be bored with it pretty quickly. (I'm in the same boat as everyone else)

Comet
2nd August 2010, 03:17 PM
It would be truly criminal if apple supply telcos with extra stock while making their direct customers wait 3 weeks!!

I think even the most locked on fanbois would find that sort of treatment of customers to be totally unacceptable.

Wouldn't you think though that the majority of users who would be purchasing the iPhone is via the telco's? I'm definitely getting mine outright via Apple but I would see myself as a minority. The people lining up at the Apple store would be a fraction of those that lined up to purchase their phones from the telcos, and seeing eBay, I'd say a large percentage of the phones that were bought from Apple ended up on eBay.

nrohtrawets
2nd August 2010, 03:36 PM
Hey, Was at Doncaster first thing this morning, no iphones. When asked about availability they tried telling me that Apple is saying 3 weeks on the website so that is what they are expecting also. So many conflicting stories from everywhere!

I was at Doncaster same time as you this morning and heard them telling you about the expected 3 weeks thing.

I called a couple of hours later and was told that they hope they'll have some by Friday. A couple of hours after that and one girl said they think the next couple of days.

It seems the truth is that they just have no idea and all there is to do (if you're keen) is to call them a few times each day.

mallo
2nd August 2010, 03:39 PM
It would be truly criminal if apple supply telcos with extra stock while making their direct customers wait 3 weeks!!

I think even the most locked on fanbois would find that sort of treatment of customers to be totally unacceptable.

Telstra could have placed the order for another delivery of iphones before you (others) placed their online order...

iZuloo
2nd August 2010, 03:51 PM
The telcos are apples customers too, they just have bigger orders, if it were your company, who would you serve first? Bulk buyers? Or someone wanting 1 or 2? If you want more apple stuff, apple needs to make $$, they make most through the telcos, it's a means to an end.

nrohtrawets
2nd August 2010, 03:55 PM
The telcos are apples customers too, they just have bigger orders, if it were your company, who would you serve first? Bulk buyers? Or someone wanting 1 or 2? If you want more apple stuff, apple needs to make $$, they make most through the telcos, it's a means to an end.

Historically, from my experience, Apple has always taken care of its own stores first. They sell them for all the carriers and outright and my guess is they'd prefer people in their stores buying other things at the same time/having the "Apple sales experience" rather than giving preference to the Telcos.