OnePlus One to abandon invites come October
If you have been itching to get your hands on an OnePlus One, but have been infuriated by the limitations on the invite system, then you may be glad to hear that the current invite scheme will be coming to an end in October.
Whilst taking part in a Reddit AMA, a question popped up regarding the end of the invite system. OnePlus responded with the following:
We are working on a pre-orders system, we were initially aiming for September but it’s been slightly delayed, hopefully we’ll be ready to launch it in October.
Whilst we don’t exactly know how this new “pre-order system” will work, it will hopefully land more smartphones in the hands of those still waiting to grab one.
Despite the value proposition offered by the OnePlus One, I can’t imagine that many will be sad to see the back of the invite system. It seems to have resulted in a good number of would-be customers waiting around for invites or missing their expiration deadlines.
However, it’s not all good news for prospective OnePlus customers. The Bamboo StyleSwap Cover has been delayed following the discovery of a “minor flaw” in the cover. A launch date has not yet been rescheduled for the Bamboo cover and there is not any news on the other handset covers yet either. We will just have to keep watching the accessories store.
Will you be picking up a OnePlus One when the invite system comes to an end, or have you lost interest in the smartphone after such a long wait?