1. jpg90's Avatar
    I'm hoping I can get it July 11th but I'm not counting on it, since I might have to work. So do you think it's going to sell out right away? Also, are any of you going in line? If so, how early?
    06-27-2008 09:55 AM
  2. patcom8's Avatar
    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 10:31 AM
  3. patput's Avatar
    I'm wondering if there will be lines at the ATT store here in Maine since we don't even have 3G, but it is right next to a Naval Air Station, so who knows...
    06-27-2008 10:35 AM
  4. hey_WILL's Avatar
    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 11:27 AM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    I'm guessing it depends on your location. There will be plenty at Apple stores in larger cities. I'm outside of Chicago and have 2 Apple stores close by, both within 15 minutes from me here in the suburbs.
    06-27-2008 11:59 AM
  6. carsly's Avatar
    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.
    06-27-2008 12:56 PM
  7. rsands's Avatar
    I absolutely think the 3G will sell out. As Jobs mentioned in his keynote, there are so many people who would buy an iPhone if they had the money. Now that the price has dropped $200, to match the prize of the Verizon Voyager, I am sure the 3G will be a sell out.
    06-27-2008 01:37 PM
  8. carsly's Avatar
    I absolutely think the 3G will sell out. As Jobs mentioned in his keynote, there are so many people who would buy an iPhone if they had the money. Now that the price has dropped $200, to match the prize of the Verizon Voyager, I am sure the 3G will be a sell out.
    I can't be positive, but I'm pretty sure Jobs wasn't sitting in Cupertino saying 'Curses! I need to drop the price on the new iPhone to match that fabulous Verizon Voyager!'
    06-27-2008 03:51 PM
  9. hey_WILL's Avatar
    well you know that dirty voyanger. there are still huge lines... i mean its sooooo hard to find them... oh, wait.
    06-27-2008 04:03 PM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    Again, you won't have any issues trying to get one. Stores will more than likely be getting shipments every day.
    06-27-2008 04:08 PM
  11. HymerSchmidt's Avatar
    There is literally a new ATT store about a block away from me, carrying the original(or did) so I assume it will carry the new one as well.

    I'll probably go by early, see what it's like, then come back if I have to.
    06-27-2008 04:57 PM
  12. pink2's Avatar
    Do you think any of the AT&T locations will have a demo available to see/play with before July 11?
    06-27-2008 09:08 PM
  13. jpg90's Avatar
    I'm guessing it depends on your location. There will be plenty at Apple stores in larger cities. I'm outside of Chicago and have 2 Apple stores close by, both within 15 minutes from me here in the suburbs.
    I actually live about 40 minutes from Chicago as well (depends on traffic, it could be less or more) but I can always take the train. I think I'll just take my chances and go to an AT&T though. It's way closer.
    06-27-2008 09:51 PM
  14. hey_WILL's Avatar
    yea, you have a better chance of less lines in the subs.
    06-28-2008 08:55 AM
  15. supermum's Avatar
    The guy at the Apple store here told me they never sold out of iPhones. Was the sell out someone previously mentioned local or national?
    06-28-2008 07:06 PM
  16. Jeremy's Avatar
    The guy at the Apple store here told me they never sold out of iPhones. Was the sell out someone previously mentioned local or national?
    Had to be local. Unless they are refering to when they stopped selling them a while back when they were getting rid of their stock.
    06-28-2008 07:08 PM
  17. patput's Avatar
    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?
    06-28-2008 09:43 PM
  18. patput's Avatar
    I doubt if that will happen.

    Do you think any of the AT&T locations will have a demo available to see/play with before July 11?
    06-28-2008 09:48 PM
  19. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    Nope 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.
    06-28-2008 10:06 PM
  20. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    I think the iPhone 3G will sell out pretty quick because of the low price. But I heard about 10 minute activation in the AT&T store. I think that will make the line much worse.
    06-28-2008 11:46 PM
  21. supermum's Avatar
    Nope 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.
    Personally, I overheard (alright... I was secretly spying on) the Apple guys who were huddled in the corner of the store yesterday and they complaining that they were all soooo confused. They were unsure if they were doing in store activations and wanted to know what was going on. They thought the whole thing was a mess. They were asking each other all kinds of questions like... do we have to know rate plans? What do we have to learn? (And weren't all too thrilled about it).
    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 01:29 AM
  22. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    I didn't know the Apple store was doing in store activations. I was just thinking, I wish Apple let other stores carry their iPhones. I think the lines wouldn't be so bad if there was more places to go to get them.
    06-29-2008 03:35 PM
  23. GaryUSC's Avatar
    I plan on getting mine a week or so after the launch at my local Apple store (Los Angeles). I expect Apple to monitor the units of sale figures at the stores very closely and react to the inventory level of Apple stores accordingly.
    07-03-2008 12:34 PM
  24. neolite's Avatar
    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 12:38 PM
  25. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    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.
    07-03-2008 01:21 PM
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