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2 to 4 week delays on online orders of iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Jun 2007 15:14 User comments (15)

2 to 4 week delays on online orders of iPhone Simultaneous to its retail store release, the iPhone has been added to Apple's online storefront with the same pricing, $499 for the 4GB model and $599 for the 8GB model.
Customers who are ordering online will have to wait however. Apple has posted an "expected 2-4 week" wait for online orders to arrive. Online users are also only allowed to order two at a time.

Reports surfaced about the iPhone's much hyped launch with customers complaining that many AT&T stores were understocked while Apple stores had more supply than demand. Overall numbers for the first day were not in yet, but rest assured we will post them when they become available.

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15 user comments

130.6.2007 17:22

In a way i love how in Australia we get things later because by the time we get it. It will become a more complete product with less to no glitches.

230.6.2007 18:36

Its a cell phone, not the lottery. Geezzzzzz....

330.6.2007 19:43

Forget the iPhone,$500 & $600 for a phone with a web browser & only 4 and 8GB.I'll just stick with a cheaper phone

430.6.2007 23:17

Yeah this Iphone is nothing to get excited about...check out the cost...and for what, something you can get even cheaper and more reliable. It doesn't even have 3g.

I saw an AT&T store in the city that had a line with people waiting to get their hands on it, but seriously, something like that isn't even worth it.

530.6.2007 23:35

This, once again, proves how stupid and "guided" people can be. I should have taken pictures of the line at my local mall. One guy, who was featured in a big local newspaper article, said he stood in-line for 48 hours. He even slept right outside the mall doors with an alarm so he could wake up and still be #1 in line.

Not only that but the store also had 2-4 armed security officers waiting both at the doors to go into the store and by the register so things wouldn't get out of hand. Believe it or not the delivery guy was also escorted by cops into an through the store.

$500 for a low-memory high-cost Pocket PC?

My dad has a Pocket PC thats got a built-in phone, not sure who makes it, but its got about 64MB of internal memory (plus the 16GB in SD and Compact Flash cards it came with) and that thing was only $300 brand-new. Shows what kind of a price hike Apple can put on things because of the iPod's fame.

61.7.2007 8:40

People who are dissing either hasn't seen them in person or doesnt have the money to get one, I too wasn't so sure if i wanted to spend 600 dollars on a phone, and got it thinking that if i didn't like it ill just pay the 10% restocking fee, boy was i impressed this lil piece of equipment is everything it was hyped to be, real responsive,real fast, and the screen is super scratch resistant! also everyone who has seen it has even said that its worth the 600 dollars, even though they thought it wasn't prior to it coming out. If you got the money and need a good cell phone to keep you intertained for 2 years this is the one for you.

71.7.2007 10:52

I got more then enough $$$ i have played with it at the store & im still not ever going to buy one. First of all the price is expensive for the same price you can get a better phone with more then enough memory for your songs and such. People are pretty stupid in all the hype just cuz it looks pretty they want the new kid on the block. What your paying for is bloated apple. Typical phone,touch screen wow who cares,8GB add $400 to the cost call it the best phone ever,have people sleep outside for days,reminds me how the PS3 was & look at that its sales are poor. Apple needs to lower it down to under 300 then i might consider it & have a sim card that can be removed for other providers. I can't wait for the bugs on this phone to start to appear :)

81.7.2007 13:08

Originally posted by casemodd:
I got more then enough $$$ i have played with it at the store & im still not ever going to buy one. First of all the price is expensive for the same price you can get a better phone with more then enough memory for your songs and such. People are pretty stupid in all the hype just cuz it looks pretty they want the new kid on the block. What your paying for is bloated apple. Typical phone,touch screen wow who cares,8GB add $400 to the cost call it the best phone ever,have people sleep outside for days,reminds me how the PS3 was & look at that its sales are poor. Apple needs to lower it down to under 300 then i might consider it & have a sim card that can be removed for other providers. I can't wait for the bugs on this phone to start to appear :)
Amen to that! Tried the phone out myself and read COUNTLESS reviews on it...better alternatives.

91.7.2007 21:02

i havent used one yet, but i think ill just go with a phone that can make calls and maybe texts. but $600?? seriously

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Jul 2007 @ 21:08

101.7.2007 21:53

its expensive with less then 200$ u can buy a cell phone and 4gb lets say mp4



112.7.2007 10:10

Just wait fellas, the RAZR was once a $500 phone too... the iPhone will become well adopted and the price will drop just like phones before it.

122.7.2007 10:46




Well, it's official. EVERYONE is talking about the iPhone.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Jul 2007 @ 10:54

132.7.2007 14:19

You put a - sign.Now check this phone out this is the real deal not like the paperweight iPhone.Check out this video that will put the iPhone to shame http://youtube.com/watch?v=f_8wuVEYMZ8

143.7.2007 15:40

it was a joke... I know I put a minus sign, that was a part of the joke... the minus sign indicates you don't want any result that includes the word "iPhone"... Someone needs Google 101.

1512.8.2007 11:21

I love how all of the hype around this phone has seemed to completely disappear since its release.

And yes, this too will be the next RAZR. Looks nice, but really isn't worth the price in comparison to other models.

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