Apple recently confirmed that the iPhone X will be available for walk-in customers to purchase at its retail stores when the device launches Friday, November 3, but that will not be the case in two European countries.

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Due to anti-terrorism restrictions, Apple will not be selling the iPhone X to customers without a pre-order or pickup reservation in Belgium or France. The news was first reported by the Dutch-language blog One More Thing, and MacRumors has since received confirmation from a reliable source who asked not to be identified.

As best as we're aware, Apple is simply complying with local laws and regulations discouraging large gatherings and queues in popular tourist areas, due to recent terrorist attacks in cities with Apple retail stores like Brussels and Paris.

Belgian and French customers can still pre-order the iPhone X on Apple's website for in-store pickup or delivery, although shipping estimates have slipped to 5-6 weeks in both countries. Also, in Belgium at least, Apple will begin accepting reservations for in-store pickup on November 4 at 6:00 a.m. local time.

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WarHeadz Avatar
64 months ago
Wow....thank god we don’t have this problem in the US.
Yeah, we’re much more likely to be shot dead by our fellow citizens excercising their “second amendment rights”. Or by a cop who “feared for his life”. :rolleyes:
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and here is an example of why EVERYTHING ends up in PRSI these days. :rolleyes:
This thread by it’s very nature belongs in PRSI, which is why that’s where it was placed to begin with.
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domhoenig Avatar
64 months ago
Wow....thank god we don’t have this problem in the US.
Just thousands of others..........................
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hagar Avatar
64 months ago
I live in Brussels, Belgium and I feel much more unsafe in the US where every lunatic and his brother are allowed to have a machine gun. Or where any minute the president can start WW3 .

By which I don’t want to minimise our own problems ;-)

But not selling a phone seems like a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
64 months ago
No. But you said machine guns and I would like to know where? and if you were not in an area such as a military base, why you didn't contact the police?
Are you being intentionally obtuse? The argument you're about to make. The one relying on a pedantic textbook definition of machine gun. Yeah that one. Please don't. You know exactly what the poster is referencing. We do have access to AR and AK styled weapons. It's our constitutional right to have weapons and there are plenty of places where open carry negates the need to contact the police. But you know that already.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
64 months ago
The one relying on a CORRECT definition of "machine gun."
I doubt the poster knows what they are referencing. Ever since 1990, there has been an intentional media campaign to conflate machine guns with single-shot self-loading rifles that bear cosmetic (but not functional) resemblance to machine guns.
No one cares. Seriously, no one cares and it matters little in the context of the conversation.

I'm not about to let it slide.
What are you going to do about it? Sternly word your post to note objection to someone mis-classifying a gun? :p:D No cares.

Not that it matters, but 4 presidents have been assassinated, not 2. I mean if you're going to get bent out of shape about the accuracy someone else's gun description one would think you'd care about the accuracy of your presidential information as well. :rolleyes: Not even gonna mention the 6 other attempts... oops guess I just mentioned the 6 other attempts. :oops:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hagar Avatar
64 months ago
No, actually, they’re not.
Firearms were used to kill 13,286 people in the U.S. in 2015, excluding suicide.[12] ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States#cite_note-BBC-12')Approximately 1.4 million people have been killed using firearms in the U.S. between 1968 and 2011, equivalent to a top 10 largest U.S. city in 2016 ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population#United_States'), falling between the populations of San Antonio and Dallas, Texas.[12] ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States#cite_note-BBC-12')

Compared to 22 other high-income nations, the U.S. gun-related murder rate is 25 times higher.[13] ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States#cite_note-CBS-13') Although it has half the population of the other 22 nations combined, the U.S. had 82 percent of all gun deaths, 90 percent of all women killed by guns, 91 percent of children under 14 and 92 percent of young people between ages 15 and 24 killed by guns.[13] ('https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_violence_in_the_United_States#cite_note-CBS-13') In 2010, gun violence cost U.S. taxpayers approximately $516 million in direct hospital costs.
The attack in New York mimicked tactics seen recently in London and in Nice. Do you have a point?
Yes. That domestic attacks in the US are as dangerous as foreign terrorism in the EU.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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