Whether Apple creates the chaos of their own accord or is it just buyers frenzy that creates it, there has always been these rush scenarios whenever Apple has come up with a new product. It has happened each time Apple has come up with a new version of it’s iPhone or the iPad. There have even been instances of enthusiastic buyers camping outside Apple Stores the night before just to be among the first to lay their hands on the latest Apple gadget. If that has not been enough, there was also the instance of a college student selling off her second slot to another buyer for a respectable amount.
This time too, for the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c we can expect the same rush if not more. There are reports already doing the rounds about the available stock of the device at launch being much lesser than the anticipated demand. This could be a hype being created by Apple itself though previous launch of products by Apple does not make it appear to be so. The iPhone 5s Gold variant is especially one that seems to have a demand far out numbering its stock. Apple also added their bit to ensure buyers fervor by announcing pre-orders would not be accepted for the iPhone 5c which perhaps is a first for any Apple devices launched so far. What this means is that September 20 is the date for both launching the device as well as for accepting orders for it.
However, this has led to many a debate as to the virtues of queuing up outside stores selling the latest Apple device versus ordering them online. One of the obvious benefits of placing the order from the comfort of the home is not just saving one’s skin from exposure to the cold or the discomfort of standing long hours in queue. For after all that effort and time there is yet no guarantee that the device would be available when your chance comes to enter the store. Also if you are lucky to have entered the store in good time, the number of counters and sales people inside would sure create enough confusion by their pep talk to un-focus the reason for your visit to the store. A chance of picking up lots of unnecessary accessory at extra cost is high by a visit to the store in real.
The online process of ordering on the other hand does not have these issues. The main harrowing possibility of frustrating possibility is that of slow server and inability to even load up the online page for registering the order. Though this has high possibility, if the buyer is pre-decided on what is to be purchased, that is which particular model, then attempting to log in to the site a few times would yield the end happy result.
So instead of making plans to get up way early to be able to stand before the shop doors as one of the first in the queue, it is better to sit and plan the exact model that meets the need and attempting to log in to the site from the comfort of the house.