We had seen the OnePlus One go out of the invite-system a few times before, but now onwards, it will not require any invite-hassles to purchase the device, as OnePlus finally ends the invite system.
OnePlus revealed on Reddit that it’s about to transition from using invites to a more traditional pre-order system. That still sounds like the company’s seeing stock problems, as pre-orders imply limited availability, but the key here is that any interested buyer could place a pre-order whenever he or she wanted, rather than waiting until coming across an invite code.
The official announcement relating to the end of the invite system to purchase OnePlus One goes as:
By rigorously testing and improving our logistical structure over the last one year, we are far more confident that our processes have matured enough for us to handle the increased production and after-sales support that comes along with opening up sales. It’s what we’ve been working towards, and now we’re ready. This current shift from an invite system to a non-invite system is a big step, one from which we will learn a great deal before the OnePlus 2 launch, with invites, in the third quarter of this year.