Australian guy first in line globally, still no iPhone 7 Plus for him (video)


Now, this has to hurt. It's getting close to Friday in Australia, and folks who are already line up in front of the Apple Stores there still can't get their hands on an iPhone 7 Plus, even if they do a somersault for the Genius bar staffers. 

Long story short, the online Apple and carrier preorders ate up all available stock of black iPhones, plus the 7 Plus won't even make it to the stores initially. For the iOS-challenged, that's the phone with the two cameras and the optical zoom that every upgrader is trying to get a hand on. 

Surprisingly enough, even the first person in the world to get their hands on an iPhone from a store - the guy in the rabbit hat you see in the video above - won't be able to get the 7 Plus, as store employees went out and told everyone that they are out of those. Bummer. At least Apple did the right thing, went out, and handed everybody of the 30-40 people in the line a $100 gift voucher to soothe their optically zoomed pains.

source: TabTimes

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25 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1439; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

LMAO!!!!! Wow Apple for you to do this to the real loyal fans who spent days camping out for your phone is bitch move. There's no possible way you ran out of stock that quickly. This is nothing but a marketing stunt. You've done some shady stuff but this takes it. I really hope those people don't buy any iPhone.

2. NoAllegiance unregistered

Love Apple no matter what... I think it it is safe to assume that that loyalty will keep Apple profits high even if there is a really serious gate.

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1439; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

This is why Apple will never actually bring mind blowing specs, innovation, and low prices. The idiot in the hat is settling for a 7, a phone that offers nothing over the 6s plus. Just buy that for god sakes it's bigger and it's cheaper.

12. NoAllegiance unregistered

I'm going to go on a limb and say he is probably going to buy the 7 Plus too. Well the A10 is mind-blowing but the screen will most likely be upgraded next year. All they need to do is add fast charging and maybe wireless charging.

25. RajRicardo

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Why are these people even sitting in the line when other are happily going in and out the Store???

3. drflint4u

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

It's not worth it please. Just pre-order get it delivered to you. No need suffering yourself.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

My sentiments too. But I guess Apple fans can't help it. Wasting several hours in camping, just to get separated from their cash. The Apple loyalty is unbelievable.

8. Ultimodrew

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I walked into a T-Mobile store the other day and asked about pre-ordering the 7 plus. They said I could, but it wouldn't SHIP till November 1st. That's a whole 6 weeks and 3 days after the release date of the iphone, just to get it shipped, that will even take a few business days, so you technically wont receive it till almost 7 weeks after it launched. This is a multi-billion dollar company, and they couldn't handle the demand? s**t who are they Oneplus from 3 years ago?

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1439; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

For them to stay out for the 7 it would be better just to buy the 6s plus. The 7 offfers nothing better than the 6s Plus. Just buy a water proof case and save your self the headache of camping.

6. sissy246

Posts: 6894; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Camping out for anything is just stupid when in a few days you can walk in and get it, well in less it is something that the store only has a few of and will never get more.

9. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

A "BURN!" meme. I do not understand your intended fun from that link.

13. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The guy spends how much time waiting for this phone, and then has to get something he didn't want in the first place. At the very least they could've put out a sign that said there would be no Plus models because they'd been eaten up by preorders. So all that time waiting and he gets something he could've gotten from the comfort of his own home.

20. FBIsurveilance

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 10, 2014

Well, at least he got a $100 voucher (along with the other 39 guys). And Apple employees came in person to tell them that the phone was out of stock. Of course you'd know this if you actually read the damned article.

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Since the Plus models were already taken up by preorders, they knew before he even got there that there weren't going to be any available units for those standing in line. So before people started showing up, they could've notified them that they didn't have any stock for those that wanted the Plus models. But instead the guy has already waited in line for awhile, .let people would probably just say the hell with it and lick up something so the time he spent in line wasn't wasted. In terms of logistics, which was Tim Cook's forté before he ascended to CEO, if all of there stock was already spoken for due to preorders, why not increase the amount they received to at least cover some of the people who actually showed up?

24. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

They came in person....really...you mean they opened the front door and actually came outside...wow...that's commitment for you!! Apple should have a pre-order, collect at store option, so people know they will get their devices after that have camped out for a few days. I would want a free phone!! $100 probably doesn't cover the time taken off work, travel, food and the bitter disappointment.

11. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3088; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

A herd of sheep sheeping around mindlessly.

14. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Actually, they're just sitting.

23. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

They're no different to Sports fans who queue round the block for their tickets, or sales fans who camp outside stores for Black whatever day sales!!

15. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

These are the types of people that are willing to swallow every disgusting s**t and vomit from apple.

16. irossdrummer

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

and for a phone that has more disadvantages than advantages.... LOL

17. ryq24

Posts: 872; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

call them I-sheep or whatever name but these are the kind of loyal fans every company wants.

18. Bankz

Posts: 2459; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Like seriously? Apple? *Smh*

19. Rocket

Posts: 613; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

lol, thats bs, poor guy.

22. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

complete bs. Apple are total tossers. It would seem that the stock is heading to US customers first. First priority surely is to make sure you have the stock for your most loyal customers globally, who are camping outside Apple stores. Why would you want people bitching outside your stores all over the world because they have queued for days only to be told the phone is out of stock. "Out of stock...how? Did the consumer fairies creep into the store last night to get the first units?" So that's Apple off my list...and Samsung.....Sony it is then.....the XZ looks a lovely bit of kit!! Come on Sony...this is your moment...take it, because the big boys have got too big for their boots!!

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