Posts tagged “Shipping

Apple Supply Chain Woes

Apple announces a new product and they tell the world that it’ll be available by a certain date.  That day comes and goes with NO product in the consumers hands; yet, even when it does release, it’s in such small and limited qualities that they might as well not released it at all.  This has been a thorn in Apple’s side for sometime.  iPhone 7, AirPods, iPad Pro 12.9″ accessories and I’m sure the list will go on — although we don’t want it to.
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What has happened to the supply chain of arguably the most valuable company in the world?  It behooves me that an entity with this much money in the bank cannot produce the quantity of products and accurately predict demand at this point.  Let’s just hope that in the future, Apple will get better with delivering their products on time rather than keeping consumers waiting for unforeseen reasons.  What’s worse is that people wait around like another product cannot do the job or get the product after waiting then incessantly complain about it.

Where is my Nexus 7?

The Google Nexus 7 has been the biggest tablet release of the year.  This product sports Android 4.1 JellyBean, a quad core processor, 12 graphics cores, scratch resistant glass all for $250 or less.  So, there is no wonder why all of those who pre-ordered cannot take the wait any longer.

The aspect of the pre-order that seems to anger those who participated are that eager buyers went directly into Sam’s Club and came out with a device the same day.  I actually ordered my device on the day it was announced during Google I/O (along with millions more) and yet I am still patiently waiting the arrival of my Nexus 7.

Bottom line:  Some are mad — however, there is nothing that we can do except wait for our beautiful game-changing 7 inch tablets to arrive at our doorstep.  In addition, calling the Play Store 1(855)836-3987 will lead you to a message informing that pre-orders are indeed shipping.  Realize that once you have this device in your hands, all of the turmoil will instantly leave.