“Furious Apple fans have been complaining on Twitter about delays to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus,” Tara Evans reports for The Sun. “Some people have been told that they will have to wait until October, despite the pre-ordering the gadget ahead of its official UK launch today.”
“Most UK major networks and mobile retailers are affected by stock problems including, EE, O2, Vodafone, Three Mobile, BT and Carphone Warehouse,” Evans reports. “One user on Twitter said: ‘@BTCare went to bed expecting my iPhone today, woke up to tracker saying ‘sorry for delay’. What the hell is going on?’ While another said: ‘@VodafoneUK Absolute joke, why wait till this morning to tell me there is a delay on the iPhone 7 which I was told would be delivered today.'”
“Others have seen the humorous side to the situation: “The irony of listening to Stevie Wonders ‘signed, sealed, delivered’ whilst on hold waiting to speak to @O2 about my iPhone order delay,'” Evans reports. “Yesterday, Apple said that it had run out of stock of the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 in jet black and that customers would not be able to buy them in store today. Apple confirmed that customers would still be able to place orders online.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Not to rub it in, but our orders 256GB Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus currently are marked “Out for Delivery.” 🙂 (Our orders were placed during the first 30 seconds of the pre-order window via the iOS Apple Store app.)
Fortunately, good things also come to those who wait (a bit longer). Meanwhile, queues for and anguished Tweets over iPhones is good for business. News articles detailing the extreme lust for iPhone 7/Plus are free marketing.
iPhone 7/Plus buyers lined up at Apple locations around the world greeted with scant supplies – September 16, 2016