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Overwhelming demand for new iPhones is forcing Apple to delay production of larger iPad

By Shawn Knight ยท 8 replies
Oct 9, 2014
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  1. Apple's rumored 12.9-inch iPad likely won't make an appearance at next week's media event - or anytime soon, for that matter. Production on the planned larger-screen iPad has been pushed back as suppliers continue to struggle to keep up with...

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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Well I personally do not like tablets to much except for ones with full windows because I do not like being limited in a list of applications to just store apps. I find that the phone market has moved on lately to people wanting their phones to be everything for them and the "Phablets" are becoming quite a popular thing (Well before the iPhone 6Plus of course) but I find the idea of a huge tablet like that to be a bit odd.

    I mean at that point I feel like your buying a computer that is limited so much with that size of a machine. I mean people who use tablets usually want it to be easy to carry around and a 12.9inch variant is quite huge.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,981   +2,872

    The new iPhones are popular I agree but I'm not convinced by their story, I think they are purposely limiting supply in order to create more demand.
    Arris likes this.
  4. ^^ your avatar - android eating apple, tells a lot about you and how you made a dumb comment. It will be better if you back up your comment with a background in manufacturing or logistics.
  5. AlanCasseb

    AlanCasseb TS Rookie Posts: 20

    So.. They are cutting profits to fool clients hoping to get back the profit they cut in the first place? o.o
  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Oh no its not that its all the *****s buying the new iphone just to bend or to destroy which is making all the supply for people who want to actually use the iphone as a phone super low hence why my order which should be here for 10/10/14 has been delayed until 23/10/14 for no other reason except "iphones are in short supply(duh noobs buying them just to destroy them is why...) due to high demand.

    Also I ordered the Iphone 6 Plus Space Grey 64GB
  7. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    I think it is more like this personally...
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  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,837   +1,180

    Or maybe he just attended the first day of a marketing class.

    They don't need to limit supply to increase demand, they just need to TELL everyone that the supply is low to increase demand.

    I'd have said it's a farce to excuse their lateness on the new iPads... but if I'm honest with myself I'd believe they're having supply problems. Extra inventory is extremely expensive and Apple keeps it's quality checking very high. So high, that we've actually had stories before about how they've thrown out batches of iPhones due to quality.

    Also remember that the die-hard apple fans are still using the 5s, which was 'the best iphone yet' as of a few months ago. And what if there's another issue like previous launches have had... like a poor connection, or maps not working, or the phone bends easily? It all adds up to a lot of reasons NOT to order a whole pile of iPhones right away.

    Not to mention, I'd bet Apple still wasn't 100% convinced on the bigger phone size.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2014
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,981   +2,872

    Creating demand for a product by limiting stock is one of the oldest tricks in the book. It may sound strange to you but it works and it make good profits.

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