Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is starting a digital queuing system at its stores to simplify the buying process for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus on the first morning. Going by the trend, buying an iPhone on the first day takes hours and is very tedious. With the new system, users will not need to waste time waiting and later finding that the model they were waiting for is sold out.
Apple visualizes the cards
The new digital queuing system is an enhanced model that is better and more suited for customers. Previously, Apple had a paper card for each device, and when these paper cards were given to those in line, the remaining who did not get the cards could leave without any need to wait for hours.
However, for the iPhone 6, Apple will apply the new reservation system in which tickets will be sent out to customers digitally through SMS or email and will correlate with store stock in real-time, according to a report from 9to5Mac. Prompt users will be able to leave after making their selection and can visit their local Apple retail store another day to pick up their device.
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More ease for fans
Apple has taken a much-needed decision by upgrading its card system to digital. Launching the digital system means that customers will not have to wait in lines for hours, and passersby will not be disturbed by the masses while they are going about their daily business. Earlier also users had the freedom to walk away with the paper card, but those cards were quite vulnerable to getting lost compared to the live updating digital system.
Under the new system, both the company and customers will be at ease as the sound technology is least likely to throw up any sudden issues, which indicates that the first day will be less stressful.
Both of the iPhone models went live on pre-order on Apple.com and other websites of various wireless carriers. Customers can also give their orders in store at big box retailers such as BestBuy, Walmart and Target. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for general sale next week on Friday, Sept. 19.