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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Getting your hands on an iPhone!

This might be very easy like it might be very hard. If it is very easy, I don't expect it to be that way because of low demand, I expect it to be because Apple planned the demand and will answer with a lot of iPhones in stock. Still, we have no idea what to expect next Friday.

Apple has currently confirmed three ways of getting an iPhone: the Apple Online Store, the Apple Retail Stores and the AT&T Corporate Stores.

Other info that Apple confirmed:

- There will be more in stock where demand is higher for iPods.
- The stock will vary according to population.
- There will be a limit on the quantity one person can buy.

So let's get back to how to actually get one!

The online store is probably not the fastest way. You'll probably be able to order on the 29th and you'll get it sometimes in July considering the shipping.

The Apple retail stores are a great option but the lines will probably be crazy. According to the latest reports, the stores will close at 4:30 pm (local time), get delivery of the iPhones and reopen at 6pm. If you want to be sure to get one, you'll probably want to show up early and wait in line! There are currently (according to Wikipedia) 162 Apple retail stores in the US right now.

List of Apple Store in the US


You can also get it in the AT&T corporate stores. Depending where you live, that might be much closer to where you live and there might be less people in line as well (although there will probably be less iPhones as well). The AT&T website unfortunately mixes the corporate stores and the resellers. One of the best way of quickly seeing all AT&T corporate stores is to use the Google Earth plugin. Google Earth provides satellite images of the earth and will let you see where the stores are located.

Download Google Earth here.

Download the Google Earth AT&T plugin here.

Check back tomorrow for info on some of the first iPhone web applications ever created. In the future, once I can get my hands on an iPhone, I will cover the issue of getting your own video content onto your iPhone.

1 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

My local AT&T Store is not expecting a sellout, but I'm not sure they're right. There are a lot of people out there desperately searching for a nicely feature phone that just plain works well.

June 24, 2007 at 2:37 AM  

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