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Apple stores almost out of iPhone 3G supply already?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jul 2008 16:57 User comments (24)

Apple stores almost out of iPhone 3G supply already? After only 10 days, it appears the new Apple iPhone 3G is sold out at almost all of Apple's official retail stores in the United States and demand is still picking up.
According to official Apple stats, only 3 out of 188 stores had any of the devices available as of last night. There are stores in 38 different states. One million of the devices were sold in the first 3 days and Apple says the demand has not died down since.

"Apple and its partners can only make them so fast,"
noted Andy Hargreaves, an analyst at Pacific Crest Securities. Hargreaves does expect Apple to pick up production soon and end the supply shortage."The current shortage is only negative if Apple isn't able to increase production in the coming weeks," he added.

This latest news adds to the story AT&T has been saying, that most of their 2000 retail stores are out of stock as well and that users may have to wait up to 3 weeks to get the device. The same story has come from the UK, Germany and even Japan.

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has said he expects to sell 10 million iPhones this year (both first gen and 3G) and wants to capture 1 percent of the worldwide cell phone market.

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24 user comments

121.7.2008 17:45
lynchGOP
Inactive

Yeah!!!

Iphone buyers and ESPECIALLY those who tirelessly sought after them are simpletons and relatively easily amused.

Yeah... Yeah... Yeah... My Iphone is "touch screen" and is "cool" because everyone ELSE has one so I'm "cool"......Yeah... Yeah... it can't do neat stuff like take good pictures, or stream music via stereo (A2DP) bluetooth and can't record live video but my whole block has one so They're "cool", we're "cool", and I'm "COOL".

Iphoners are so cute, I'd like to draw them a bath...............................and drop in a hairdryer!!!!!!!

221.7.2008 18:09

Originally posted by lynchGOP:
Yeah!!!

Iphone buyers and ESPECIALLY those who tirelessly sought after them are simpletons and relatively easily amused.

Iphoners are so cute, I'd like to draw them a bath...............................and drop in a hairdryer!!!!!!!
I take it you don't like me then

321.7.2008 18:40

I highly doubt your having trouble keeping up demand, im not an iphone fan but, then again i never was one for fad's. my i836 still works wonders.

421.7.2008 19:53

I hope they restock by monday! I was planning on getting it then.

521.7.2008 20:29

Quote:
Originally posted by lynchGOP:
Yeah!!!

Iphone buyers and ESPECIALLY those who tirelessly sought after them are simpletons and relatively easily amused.

Iphoners are so cute, I'd like to draw them a bath...............................and drop in a hairdryer!!!!!!!
I take it you don't like me then
I don't like them either. These people are dumb they just want them cause they are like Ipods. Only reason anyone knew about it is because no one else decided to check out any other MP3 Player.

Its just like comparing a regular coffee shop to Starbucks... which would you rather go to? Your not gonna think about it, your just gonna go to Starbucks cause everyone else is.

621.7.2008 21:12

Lol, Starbucks. the only coffee store where you need coffee to stay awake in the line. i went to starbucks once, safe to say ill never go back.

back to topic, i see the iphone as nothing more than a gimmick to wast your money upon. if i had to chose between iphone or blackberry, i would get the blackberry. i see the iphone as a portable media device thats able to make phone calls.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Jul 2008 @ 21:14

721.7.2008 22:43

stupid people wanting this gimmicky phone.

jeeze!

AT&T's network is still not that great. whats the point of having 3G

821.7.2008 22:46

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by lynchGOP:
Yeah!!!

Iphone buyers and ESPECIALLY those who tirelessly sought after them are simpletons and relatively easily amused.

Iphoners are so cute, I'd like to draw them a bath...............................and drop in a hairdryer!!!!!!!
I take it you don't like me then
I don't like them either. These people are dumb they just want them cause they are like Ipods. Only reason anyone knew about it is because no one else decided to check out any other MP3 Player.

Its just like comparing a regular coffee shop to Starbucks... which would you rather go to? Your not gonna think about it, your just gonna go to Starbucks cause everyone else is.
Or it could also be that we like the many multimedia options it has.... I like the fusion of the work place and the multimedia into one. Although I won't ever find myself using Microsoft Exchange, it may come in handy one day.

922.7.2008 0:54

My wife had the first Iphone.

She liked it for a while.. then hated many of the rediculous things such a "powerful phone" couldn't do:

1: recieve picture texts (wtf?)
2: record video
3: be used as a simple usb storage device
4: do ANYTHING without first checking in with fucking ITUNES...

etc. etc.


She sold it 4 months later at basically the EXACT cost of it new. (yah ebay!)

We recently spent a few hours in line to buy the 16 gig, AND the 8 gig 3G versions..

We sold the 16 gig online to someone in europe (yah ebay!) for well over 1000 USD. We were able to basically get the 8gig for FREE... plus pay for gas... PLUS pay for the cancellation fee of the third-line I added in order to get the phone and not replace my own, PLUS pay for shipping + insurance, PLUS undersell many of the other people on ebay.

I would normally feel guilty about selling something for so much on ebay... but like the Starbucks comparison; some people just blindly buy things based on a brand.

... next month I am eligible for an "upgrade" with at&t. I have been messing around with the wifes phone and I can honestly say that there is much about it that I do like. The 3rd party apps make it more promising for adding features in the future. Most of my gripes with the phone could be potentially fixed by a firmware update.

I may end up getting one next month... its also my birthday next month so maybe getting it "free" will make me feel better.

... plus if I dont like it theres always EBAY.

1022.7.2008 1:44

Originally posted by DoomLight:
stupid people wanting this gimmicky phone.

jeeze!

AT&T's network is still not that great. whats the point of having 3G
i agree that this phone isnt that great and its all buzz. but 3G is awesome. if ur phone has 3G, you can set it up as a modem for your laptop, so that means internet virtually everywhere. maybe it wont interest you, but it sure does for travelers. its simply internet everywhere.

1122.7.2008 2:03

Originally posted by DoomLight:
stupid people wanting this gimmicky phone.

jeeze!

AT&T's network is still not that great. whats the point of having 3G

3G is pretty awesome man. Ive been using it for nearly two years and it is really useful when you need to look up things in a hurry. And when you cant connect to 3g it downgrades to 2g which is fine by me.
Apparently the iphone cant do that though?

1222.7.2008 10:51

Well,

If it ain't that good why haven't the other major mobile phone companies released a product to rival it yet?

ive got one, its by far the easiest phone ive ever had to use, does what i want, you dont need a degree to use it unlike windows mobile or that other thing pretending to be an OS!
You can surf the net as it should with a proper browser and its well made unlike most other mobile phones, check out recent stats about customer satisfaction re returns!

1322.7.2008 12:07
blueroad
Inactive

Originally posted by iiyama66:
Well,

If it ain't that good why haven't the other major mobile phone companies released a product to rival it yet?

ive got one, its by far the easiest phone ive ever had to use, does what i want, you dont need a degree to use it unlike windows mobile or that other thing pretending to be an OS!
You can surf the net as it should with a proper browser and its well made unlike most other mobile phones, check out recent stats about customer satisfaction re returns!
im happy that your happy and apple is happy that you made them happy by contributing to their buzz and ATT is also happy that your happy with the device that gave them your money for the next 2 years and everyone is happy and around and around you go all merry and gay (emphasis on the gay)..or are you? well i know i will be happy in a few years when this is a thing of the past and other companies will be happy to release way better phones now that they realized the people want touchscreens and people that like to switch phones every 2 years will be happy to buy a better one rather then submit in defeat to the 2 year shackle plan ..but then again..im pretty sure that you and apple and after a while even ATT wont be happy..but then again it all comes down to one word: F-A-D

so i say wholeheartedly: enjoy your precious iphones while you may and i wish everyone of you to be happy..i know i am happy with what ive got and be even merrier when a better phone is released in a few years from now with no luggage attached to it..but will you be happy at the current technology rate when your iphone will be an outcast from the "cool new phones" circle in a few years? i doubt it

have a great day everyone

1422.7.2008 13:03

stop whining

1522.7.2008 13:34

faddism n. faddist n. faddy adj.The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

ThesaurusLegend: SynonymsRelated WordsAntonyms Noun1.fad - an interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season" craze, furor, furore, cult, rage fashion - the latest and most admired ****in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

A Fad is something that occurs over a brief period of time - as backed up by countless dictionary definitions of the word. The iPhone has now spent 12 months in the market, so it cannot be considered a Fad at this point. Anyone who refers to it as a Fad does not understand the english language or at least the word Fad. If you want to talk about the iPhone in terms of it's marketing situation / position the best words to use now would be 'Trend' or 'Phenomenon'.

So, STOP saying its a FAD!

Interesting read if you're still not convinced: When does a Fad become a Trend?

1622.7.2008 15:49




Hehe,careful.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Jul 2008 @ 15:50

1722.7.2008 16:59
blueroad
Inactive

hmm wow this must've made you feel very stupid or hurt if your an iphone user for you to go to the dictionary and look up the word fad in its literal meaning..well i think people like you that search the dictionary for literal meanings of everyday words just to be sure they mean what they think with fear of being wrong are the same people that would never fart from fear of shitting themselves..i didnt even take the time to read whateva the hell you wasted 15 mins of your life to both look up the word and write down the meaning so ill tell you simply what i meant by the word fad : "a passing thing" i dont need a dictionary to know that and if you do i pity you..and by my definition of fad without getting into meaningless discussions over dictionaries the iphone 3G will come to a sooner end rather than later unless it gets unlocked and people find ways to scam their way round the 2 year baggage contract that comes with it. but go ahead why dont you reply my message with another meaningless argument from the dictionary it wouldnt change a thing..apple are one of the worst money hungry greedy companies out there and the one that takes the least consideration in their customers as opposed to their earnings..like i said earlier be gay (i do recommend you look up that one though) and value your precious iphone while you can.

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The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

1822.7.2008 20:37

Originally posted by blueroad:
hmm wow this must've made you feel very stupid or hurt if your an iphone user for you to go to the dictionary and look up the word fad in its literal meaning..well i think people like you that search the dictionary for literal meanings of everyday words just to be sure they mean what they think with fear of being wrong are the same people that would never fart from fear of shitting themselves..i didnt even take the time to read whateva the hell you wasted 15 mins of your life to both look up the word and write down the meaning so ill tell you simply what i meant by the word fad : "a passing thing" i dont need a dictionary to know that and if you do i pity you..and by my definition of fad without getting into meaningless discussions over dictionaries the iphone 3G will come to a sooner end rather than later unless it gets unlocked and people find ways to scam their way round the 2 year baggage contract that comes with it. but go ahead why dont you reply my message with another meaningless argument from the dictionary it wouldnt change a thing..apple are one of the worst money hungry greedy companies out there and the one that takes the least consideration in their customers as opposed to their earnings..like i said earlier be gay (i do recommend you look up that one though) and value your precious iphone while you can.
wow...and i didnt waste my time reading your 20 line paragraph about the iphone..i do not own one do not plan on to but if they have it and love it LEAVE THEM ALONE..its like when you have something and love to have it regardless of what other people say...waste of time...STOP WHINING

1923.7.2008 0:02
blueroad
Inactive

your his guardian or something? seriously i think you havent noticed but i did tell him to be happy with his precious iphone and hav a nice day and regardless im free to express my feelings about people like him

2023.7.2008 2:00

Originally posted by blueroad:
your his guardian or something? seriously i think you havent noticed but i did tell him to be happy with his precious iphone and hav a nice day and regardless im free to express my feelings about people like him
No,your not.

Rule# 6. No foul language, insults, personal attacks or otherwise rude messages.

so pipe down a little man.

2123.7.2008 11:25

Blueroad,

Glad that you dont need to use a dictionary, but i seriously suggest you look up the word 'grammer'

You clearly are unable to have a discussion and i can only assume you are of either limited cognitive ability or not very old.

2223.7.2008 11:41
blueroad
Inactive

sry guess it was badly phrazed see i didnt mean him particularly i meant any guy that likes to play it smart on others with his precious iphone..i refer to the entire group that signed on providers and 2 year contract just to get this piece of hyped up merchandise (reffering to the 3G as it was easy getting round ATT and unlockin an iphone with the first model) so you see its nothing personal about that guy and i didnt use any foul language and the only time i did refer to him as stupid personally was cuz of his moronic actions (going to the dictionary to search up a simple word)
but this is going no where really..simply have a nice day..ill try to avoid talking to people like him again a few names come to mind but as your so meticulous i wont put them into words even though you can guess what they were

done with this discussion

P.S iiyama66, just anwser yourself now do me a favor

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Jul 2008 @ 11:44

The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

2323.7.2008 11:49

Originally posted by iiyama66:
Blueroad,

Glad that you dont need to use a dictionary, but i seriously suggest you look up the word 'grammer'

You clearly are unable to have a discussion and i can only assume you are of either limited cognitive ability or not very old.
Rule# 6. No foul language, insults, personal attacks or otherwise rude messages.

knock it off really, leave it be.

2423.7.2008 15:23

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