Saturday, October 27th 2007

Apple Limits iPhone to Two Per Customer

Apple has begun limiting sales of its popular iPhone to two per customer and no longer accepts cash for payment.
We’re requiring a credit or debit card for payment to discourage unauthorized resellers,
said Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris, calling the demand for the iPhone "off the charts." The previous limit was five iPhones per person, which tempted hackers to buy in quantity to resell or unlock them from their intended use with AT&T Mobility. This precaution is intended to lower the sale rate of phones, bought to be unlocked. The new restrictions are also aimed at ensuring enough iPhones for increased holiday sales. The iPhone will soon launch in Germany, the United Kingdom and France.Source: United Press International
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6 Comments on Apple Limits iPhone to Two Per Customer

#1
Helvetica
I was considering buying one of these for my mom for Xmas, but I"m having second thoughts on the principal of apple conducting business in a bad manner.
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#2
Ravenas
by: Helvetica
I was considering buying one of these for my mom for Xmas, but I"m having second thoughts on the principal of apple conducting business in a bad manner.
How is this bad business?
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#3
Darksaber
W1zzard's Sidekick
They basically want to stop the flow of the iPhone to europe. There are two reason they are doing this:

1. First off this means that people make a business out of it, which is really not really that bad.
2. The real reason: The phone will hit Europe in the beginning of Nov. They want to force the Europeans to go to T-Mobile and Orange to buy the phone.

I hat a talk with a T-Mobile store manager here in Berlin. He said that the phone will only be available with select contracts and you will not be able to buy the phone at a premium WITHOUT a contract (as you could with every other phone).

The reason T-Mobile got the deal was simple. They offered a feature (he did not specify which one) which Vodafone was not willing to supply.

cheers
DS
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#4
jocksteeluk
12 months down the line the phone bugs and faults would have become fully realised and revised out of production, the product itself will no doubt be cheaper as well as available factory unlocked so just chill out and wait for Apple to bow to the consumer demands rather than feeding the Apple marketing ego.
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#5
Giletus
When these phones hit the $99.95 range I will be all over it.:rockout:
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Agreed Giletus. If I had 600 bucks, Id be buying computer hardware out the yin yang
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