Apple's conservative ship/delivery estimates

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Alan Browne, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Just got notice that my iPhone has shipped and will arrive Dec. 24.

    When I ordered it on Friday they said "ships in 3-5 business days,
    arrives Dec 30 or 31."

    Wonder why they stick to the over-conservative promise model?

    (Also may mean step 1 is to install the latest iOS before anything else).

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    << Among Broad Outlines, conception is far more pleasurable
    than “carrying [the children] to fruition.â€
    Sadly, “there’s a high infant mortality rate among
    Broad Outlines—they often fall prey to Nonstarters.†>>
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    Alan Browne, Dec 23, 2014
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  2. Alan Browne

    Guest Guest

    because it's better to have it show up early than to show up late.
    it will probably have the latest version since they sell them as fast
    as they can make them but if not you can update it at any time. it is
    probably easier to go through the setup process and then do the update.
     
    Guest, Dec 23, 2014
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  3. Alan Browne

    Aldo Raine Guest

    I ran a successful consulting business for many years and our general
    approach was under-promise, over-deliver...
     
    Aldo Raine, Dec 23, 2014
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    Ed Propes Guest

    In my case I was told it would arrive on the 20th and it did. All I had
    to do was tell AT&T to turn the service on. Did a restore from an old
    backup and everything worked as should.

    Ed P.
     
    Ed Propes, Dec 23, 2014
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  5. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    That's acceptable. I just think that they hedge a little too much on
    the conservative side when there is likely no need to do so. They could
    tighten that up a little and still under-promise and over deliver.


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    << Among Broad Outlines, conception is far more pleasurable
    than “carrying [the children] to fruition.â€
    Sadly, “there’s a high infant mortality rate among
    Broad Outlines—they often fall prey to Nonstarters.†>>
    "Bestiary of Intelligence Writing" - CIA
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 24, 2014
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    john james Guest

    It's not that easy to predict in the runup to Xmas.

    Clearly they are getting it about right when someone
    else had it show up on the day they predicted.
     
    john james, Dec 24, 2014
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  7. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    It's not clear to me that Ed's experience was the first estimate or the
    delivery date promised after shipping.

    eg: Apple promised yesterday to deliver it on the 24th.

    UPS just promised to deliver it on the 24 th.

    But the initial guesses were it would not even ship until the 24th or
    29th and not arrive until the 30th or 31st.

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    << Among Broad Outlines, conception is far more pleasurable
    than “carrying [the children] to fruition.â€
    Sadly, “there’s a high infant mortality rate among
    Broad Outlines—they often fall prey to Nonstarters.†>>
    "Bestiary of Intelligence Writing" - CIA
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 24, 2014
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  8. To give AB one more thing to complain about.
     
    John McWilliams, Dec 24, 2014
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