- 06-27-2008, 09:31 AM #2
I went to the apple store by me, which is a popular one for NY, its one of the biggest on long island and i asked about them selling out and one of the sales reps told me that last year they didnt sell out for 3 weeks. As long as you were willing to wait on the line they didnt sell out. so get your line waiting shoes on b/c its time to wait on line.
- 06-27-2008, 09:35 AM #3
- 06-27-2008, 10:27 AM #4
yea, i live in the suburbs outside phila. i am going to call the night of to see if they are carrying a lot, if i should wait in line, the night of. but of course we are still yet to find out fo' sho' when the release time is right..?
- 06-27-2008, 10:59 AM #5
- 06-27-2008, 11:56 AM #6iPhone Beginner
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Apple just bumped up the manufacturing committment so I doubt they will run short. I would suggest waiting two or three days post-launch and then walking in and buying one, no muss, no fuss, no lines. When the 1st gen iphone launched many stores were getting in new inventory nightly so after the first couple waves of buyers supply was fairly ready. I bought one at the Apple store on 5th avenue in NY about two weeks post-launch and there were no lines and plenty of supply.
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- 06-28-2008, 08:43 PM #17
Have to amend my statement about Maine not having 3G, apparently we do have 3G in many parts of the state. I was shocked when I looked at the map today. I could swear that when I checked it out a few weeks ago, there wasn't any except in Portland. Now I am really hoping that the introduction time is 6pm and not 8 am, altho maybe * would be better because how many people are going to take a day off from work to get the iphone?
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- 06-29-2008, 12:29 AM #21Nope I don't. I think there will be more than enough to go around. Especially since news came of Apple uping orders, they are preparing for the onslaught of customers. I don't think people will need to wait in line order.
I, especially since I will be porting three numbers, will be going to an AT&T store because I think the wait will be less just because of the fact that the AT&T employees know what they are doing when it comes to rate plans/data plans/answering questions about coverage/etc.etc.
I have a feeling there will be problems at the Apple stores and the employees will constantly be referring to manuals and calling AT&T customer support. If I were upgrading I think I would go straight to Apple but those who are switching carriers may want to think twice. (Those who want to be in a line that might go faster may want to think about it as well).
Any thoughts? Does anyone else have any insight to what Apple is going to do with in store activations and what that might mean in terms of waiting in a lonnnnnggg line?
- 06-29-2008, 02:35 PM #22
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- 07-03-2008, 11:38 AM #24iPhone Newbie
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I don't think its going to be sold out, with the shortage that apple introduced over the past few months really cutting into its sales goals. I think that they will do everything they can to make sure LOTS of units get out there. Even with the first model you could easily get it the week it came out with no worries. Maybe just one or two stops to the apple stores.
- 07-03-2008, 12:21 PM #25
I hope the seeming consensus of "no sell out" is right, but the recent warning from Samsung about flash shortage because of an apple "reorder" doubling the demand makes me wonder how many units are currently in the pipeline, particularly given the world wide launch. Sure hope I'm not left with a "waiting for the next shipment" problem.