After all the online hype, excitement, and also becoming the first product to be launched in VR. OnePlus has failed to deliver invites to fans for the new OnePlus 2 phone. In clearer terms, after more than a month of announcement, OnePlus has failed to start shipping their OnePlus 2 device.
Their invite system of selling devices has been greatly criticized, because it keeps people waiting for ages on end, before getting to purchase their devices. On the other hand OnePlus is still a young company and piling up stock before announcing a device may come back to haunt them. But then, this flimsy excuse is becoming increasingly unforgivable. In a forum post yesterday, CEO One Plus, Carl Pie apologized to fans:
….Yet, we only began shipping in meaningful quantities this week, nearly a month after our initial targeted shipping date. You can talk all you want, but in the end, flawless execution speaks much louder than unfulfilled promises.
Truth is, hardware is extremely hard. There are so many things to consider, like cash flow, inventory, supply chain and production. Every step of the way, there are landmines for the uninitiated and uncareful. This is a reflection and not an excuse.
Over the past few days, we’ve been discussing how we can make it up to our fans for the delay. One of the best ideas we have is to open sales up for an hour sometime later this month or early next, to make the entire process a bit more painless for would-be OnePlus 2 users. We will need to look into production and operations to determine when this is most feasible. We’ll keep you posted.
It’s best they chill with all the talk and making their devices more obtainable. Read the full post in the source link below.