iPhone Pre-order Confusion, And I Don't Mean Apple Store Problems
Without resorting to the first-world problems meme, I'm a little confused as to why you would order a product sight unseen.
Don't get me wrong, when the iPhone 6 lands in New Zealand I'll be straight down to the store to get my hands on one (literally) and if I like what I see then I'll certainly be buying one.
Pre-ordering a product that is mostly new, and very different from its previous iteration is a gamble - a reasonably expensive one in this case - even for a company with a largely excellent track record with new products. A largely excellent track record isn't a perfect one though and that's why I want to see some reviews and get some screen time with the iPhone 6 before I invest in one.
The vainglorious desire to be first with a new toy is trumped by common-sense. Shame I can't claim that it's always the case...