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iPhone Distribution Ready: Boxed and Waiting?
So we have rumor sites posting some interesting things. From MacRumors, we have some pictures via Forbes showing label-free boxes at Apple's distributor. (They are right next to the iMacs, which are in the white boxes to the left.)
SEE HERE: Quanta's Distribution Center
Then we also have an Apple box at an Australian reseller with the warning: "Subject to terms of NDA, Do Not Open Until Tuesday June 10th, 2008"
SEE HERE:Australian Box with NDA
What does it all mean? ...It means that we need to hire some ninjas daring enough to see what is inside those boxes. Unfortunately, the failing economy has made us short on ninjas. You know, espionage thrives in such environments.
But seriously, if I still lived in the Bay Area I would have been arrested days ago for trespassing.
IS IT THEM?! OUR BABIES?!
- 06-06-2008, 09:59 PM #2
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- 06-07-2008, 05:42 AM #6
No way they will be for sale on Monday first off didn't AT&T send out that memo saying no vacations from the 6/12 - 7/15 or something like that it definetly wasn't next Monday. Next apple will want to build some more media hype before selling it.
- 06-07-2008, 09:16 AM #7
Apple has more free hype surrounding this thing than they could ever have hoped for. They are a business, and a business needs to sell product to turn a profit. Apple is a margin loving company that hasn't been selling iPhones for a good while now; I highly doubt they want to prolong it a few more weeks while spending money on an ad campaign.
I can guarantee you that the targeted demographic of the 3G iPhone is the techies and the prosumers that knew to hold off on the first gen effort. These are people that have known this thing was going to come since the day after the original launch. They are the ones that have regularly followed the blogosphere for rumors and such. They are the ones that will buy it without the need for funky commercials with soothing music.
I am not saying that Apple won't run a huge ad campaign to attract the casual crowds, but the casual crowds don't understand the feature upgrades like the prosumer/techie crowd does. The people that are going to give them the most bang for the buck on this thing are the ones that already know about it, and are the ones that are opt to move along to something else should the wait get stupid. I am not bold enough to say that I guarantee we will be able to buy it on Monday or Tuesday, but I do think it is a very real possibility. If there is a wait, I can't see it going past 1-2 weeks.
- 06-07-2008, 10:10 AM #8iPhone Intermediate
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- 06-07-2008, 03:07 PM #10
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- 06-07-2008, 04:00 PM #12
The casual chasing ad campaign will happen, it will happen large, and it will happen fast, I have no doubt about that. I just see Apple as smart enough to know that their initial purchase rush will come from those of us that are in the know, not the casuals.
I could be wrong, but my strong guess is that it is in stores no longer than 2 weeks after the keynote. They haven't sold an iPhone in awhile, and I doubt they want to keep that up. Casuals are casuals for a reason; they are the ones more likely to just buy something else, as opposed to waiting. If a casual has been going to the At&t, or Apple, store for the past month looking for an iPhone, but has been unable to buy one, they are very likely to get something else if the wait prolongs too much longer. Especially with the iPhone "killers" popping up everywhere... The phones that us prosumers and techies wouldn't look twice at, but the casual thinks of as pretty much the same thing.
Prolonging the actual release will drive a new media "hypefest" for sure; there is no doubt about it. It also poses the risk of pushing it too far in the hopes of creating a frenzy though, and could blow up in Apple's face.
Last edited by CrazEtooN; 06-07-2008 at 04:19 PM.
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