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Apple's (AAPL) online store is now showing wait times of 3-4 weeks for the iPhone 5, up from a...

Apple's (AAPL) online store is now showing wait times of 3-4 weeks for the iPhone 5, up from a prior 2-3 weeks. The glowing iPhone 5 reviews that showed up Tuesday night could be boosting demand. Retail sales/deliveries begin tomorrow. (initial pre-orders)
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  • rocback
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    when will apple announce the firs weeks sales?
    20 Sep 2012, 02:31 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    First week presales were supposedly going to be reported Friday....tomorrow....
    20 Sep 2012, 04:12 PM Reply Like
  • bobbobwhite
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    Wall Street is keeping as much of a lid as possible on AAPL price, as it wants no runaway buying spree that would take big money out of other "preferred" client's accounts/funds that Wall Street promotes. As much as we would like to see WS operate on a rational basis that values all companies fairly and logically, the truth is that it is all a profit game to WS and it will die controlling what it thinks make it the most profit in any given situation. Be that to AAPL price/value detriment or not, doesn't matter, the big picture game is all that matters to WS.
    20 Sep 2012, 02:34 PM Reply Like
  • sfphoto
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    "Wall Street is keeping as much of a lid as possible on AAPL price"

     

    They're afraid they would lose their jobs if everybody just put all their money in AAPL. Nobody would need their "financial services" if financial investing were that easy.
    20 Sep 2012, 09:17 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    diversification is a brokers sales pitch, the more trades the more commissions......been there done that....
    20 Sep 2012, 10:17 PM Reply Like
  • sfphoto
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    And notice the barrage of negative news reports in the financial media every time AAPL reaches new highs. More volatility is good for finance firms. Otherwise, people would just buy AAPL stock once and hold forever.
    20 Sep 2012, 10:32 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    Now that LTE is available on the iPhone, the device has FINALLY joined the speed of the 21st century.

     

    About time.
    20 Sep 2012, 02:36 PM Reply Like
  • BigJ1260
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    I think what is under appreciated is 2 dynamics that are interrelated

     

    #1 - Upgrades are going to be much higher than anticipated as everyone is thinking that not many 4 or 4S users will upgrade - you can sell a 16GB 4 for $165 and a 4s for $250 - this then mostly or more than offsets early upgrade fees at most carriers depending on how long you have had your phone - AT&T CFO already said as much

     

    #2 - These huge numbers of repurposed phones are being sold into mostly EM countries - these will now bring new users into the Apple ecosystem and lock them into future purchases
    20 Sep 2012, 02:43 PM Reply Like
  • jammerculture
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    why would you buy a used 4 or 4s for more then you can get them new with a contract?
    20 Sep 2012, 07:24 PM Reply Like
  • Applocrat
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    so true, the changing the upgrade policy had me frightened for a moment until I learned how much you could get for a pre owned iPhone. The fact that this simple workaround is never mentioned in the financial press is telling.
    20 Sep 2012, 07:30 PM Reply Like
  • Ronin.
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    Because a 4 or 4S was 600-700, used for 200 or 300 is good for people who don't have contracts, especially overseas where most are prepaid....and a 4 is a fantastic phone for that price....
    20 Sep 2012, 07:39 PM Reply Like
  • Applocrat
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    other countries where they are not subsidized.
    20 Sep 2012, 07:27 PM Reply Like
  • Gary Bushwacher
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    "why would you buy a used 4 or 4s for more then you can get them new with a contract? "

     

    Because with a used iphone you're not subjected to the $30 monthly data plan for 2 years.

     

    Because you can you use the wifi on the used iphone for free, and still have voice.

     

    All of this with voice

     

    Think of it as an upgraded iPod with voice.
    20 Sep 2012, 09:34 PM Reply Like
  • harryjack
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    Don't forget there are a large lot of people who have held the 3 waiting for the i5. We are way past our contract and many of us will keep our 3 for Pandora, pay our cloud music, etc.

     

    You have to be blind if you don't get that four week on line delivery times mean killer quarter for revenue
    21 Sep 2012, 12:11 AM Reply Like
  • Ronin.
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    Exactly Harry,
    I will keep my 4 for a iPod, video player, extra camera, game player for kids, etc....

     

    Who doesn't think this will be a blowout product as far as sales numbers?....man, January earnings will be through the roof....so if we just maintain average PE, the stock price has a long way to go....
    21 Sep 2012, 12:38 AM Reply Like
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