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Russia has sold out iPhone 6
Russians, as well as residents of other countries, not enough new iPhone: gadgets almost impossible to buy officially, because of what a thriving “gray” market. When retailers will be able to eliminate this deficit is unknown.
The flip side of the phenomenal popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Russia and the world became a shortage of new smartphones Apple in many countries, including Russia. According to Apple’s official price sellers iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is almost impossible to buy. IPhone models with 6 GB of memory 64-128 retail existent.
The Russian Apple Online Store, you can order any model of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but the site warns: “The ability to send: 2-3 weeks.” It should be added, and the time of delivery.
Journalists ” Newspapers “walked several dozen stores and points of sale” Beeline “,” Megaphone “,” Messenger “,” M. Video », re: Store. Only a few stores you can purchase single copies of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with 16 GB of memory, and only silver. Neither the seller in the shop could not say when the new iPhone 6 will be on sale.
The press service of “Beeline” reported that due to excessive demand volume of the first batch of iPhones practically all sold out. In some offices iPhone 6 and 6 Plus remained in limited quantities, and new deliveries are expected in the near future.
Head of Press Service “Coherent” stated:
“At the moment the new iPhone all versions is available in a number of stores,” Coherent “in Moscow and other cities of the country. However, due to the increased interest of customers to the latest and number of versions – especially the most popular – at the time of the visit of a particular buyer may be missing.
Device quickly disperse after receipt of the stores and on the Internet channel. In some cases, this is one hour after the start of a particular sales outlet. ”
Spokeswoman of “Megaphone” argues that in less than a week, the operator has provided most of the devices of those who did pre-order. “At the moment of their retail sales carried out in 10 stores in Moscow and St. Petersburg, but eventually will expand the geography of sales,” – says Jaremenko.
Market “gray” dealers technology Apple immediately responded to the deficit iPhone 6. In small shops and shopping online sites such as eBay, «Hammer», AVITO.ru, you can buy any iPhone 6/6 Plus, but with overpayment 5-15 thousand. rubles.
IDC analyst Natalya Vinogradova believes that the lack of iPhone sales at the start – this is a standard situation: “Now in the official channel for the purchase of available single model iPhone, such as Plus 16 Gb Silver. We can not exclude the fact that the demand for the sale of new Apple devices could be so high that a deficit. Earlier resellers said that in the future will be an order through the website online store and get the device in a few days. At the moment, it is unclear why the next batch is expected in late October, and the exact date can not name one. Most shops in the region WE / CEE (Western, Central and Eastern Europe) delivery is 10 working days, and in some countries you can get smart phones on the same day.
Who formed the view that a large part of the first shipment of iPhone 6 in this region has been oversold “gray” market. ”
“Another important point – Apple is preparing to launch sales of the iPhone 6 in China, this fact has an impact on the availability and shipments of devices in other countries”, – says Vinogradov.
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