online Apple Store is sold out. they're sold out just about everywhere.<br><br><a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/05/10/online_apple_stores_run_dry_of_iphones.html">appleinsider</a><br><br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
found this on my own just now . . . free wifi at Starbucks starting with the release of the new iPhone this week?<br><br><a href="http://apple20.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/05/10/att-and-starbucks-a-lesson-in-news-mismanagement/">cnn.com link</a><br><br>snippet:<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Then, last week, without warning, AT&T turned the service on. I spotted it on April 30 when I tried to log on to my T-Mobile account and discovered an AT&T link that wasn’t there the day before. I was already thinking about how many extra shots of espresso I could buy with the $39 a month I would save.<br><br>And I was not alone. Apple rumor sites that day were flooded with tips from both coasts alerting them that iPhone owners were getting free Wi-Fi at Starbucks by just by typing in their 10-digit AT&T phone number. AT&T had apparently launched a nationwide test without telling anyone.<br><br>Then, four days later, the service stopped, as abruptly and mysteriously as it started, setting off waves of confusion and speculation about what the company’s on-again, off-again behavior might mean. (Sean here: I was at Starbucks the other day and I noticed this as well -- I didn't think anything of it until I read this and realized I shouldn't have saw that -- heh)<br><br>You might think that AT&T would have learned their lesson. But no. On Thursday, the text on its website was changed to add language about the new service — “access to AT&T’s more than 17,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, including Starbucks* all for use (sic) in the U.S.” — that iPhone owners took as a signal that the game was on for good.<br><br>Then the language disappeared, along with the Wi-Fi service, triggering another round of second-guessing.<br><br>Officially, both AT&T and Apple have no comment, but the folks in Cupertino are clearly miffed. They saw the Starbucks deal as big news for iPhone owners, and they had hoped to work with AT&T to package it for high-profile release, probably in a matter of weeks.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
A&T seems to have accidentally leaked the existence of a black iPhone (meaning the new one is black, or there will be a choice of black and silver, or the EDGE model will stay on at a lower price?)--so an announcement tomorrow wouldn't surprise me.<br><br>http://www.macrumors.com/2008/05/12/atandt-webpage-leaks-black-iphone/<br><br>Of course the leak could be WAY early and the phone will come in a month.<br><br>I like the rumors of a new iPhone now PLUS a NEW device (slightly larger tablet?) coming at WWDC June 9. No matter what, I'll want to wait until after WWDC before I decide what to get. I might tolerate pocketing a device 1.5x the surface size of an iPhone, knowing it will be much thinner than my 4G iPod anyway. But if the alleged "other device" is not a phone, I'll probably pass--I've never owned a mobile phone and I think it's time <br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
I read this article this morning. Basically, when placing an order for an iPhone, if you press the rep enough, they spill the beans that new iPhones will be available June 24th.<br><br><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheGraphicMac/~6/1">[img]http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheGraphicMac.1.gif" alt="The Graphic Mac: OSX & design community" style="border:0[/img]</a><br><br>
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I believe they've stopped production of the current iPhone and are building the new one right now. It takes a while to make 20 million iPhones. <br><br>The iPhone is going worldwide all at once, IMO. This is not the same thing as gradually meeting demand in the US then Europe. India alone will suck up a million or so right off the top. <br><br>Analysts were wringing their hands wondering if Apple will meet their target of 10 million phones sold this year. I'm betting they will double that amount or more.<br><br>
Not a bad guess: If they ran out of oldPhones and don't have enough newPhones built yet, then an announcement now and release in June makes good sense. Kind of like what happened once with the iMac (G4 -> G5 I think it was).<br><br>And that would resolve the conflicting rumors of May vs. June announcements, with no need for a dubious "other device" (cool as that idea may be). AND it would resolve the question of releasing new phones in May, when the the 2.0 software isn't due until June.<br><br>And it would still leave plenty to discuss in June: 2.0 software features that the May "teaser" announcement might not cover. And Mac stuff. And of course developer stuff.<br><br>A month and a half with no iPhone sales would be an interesting development--but if it simply means Apple sold the expected oldPhones sooner (rather than indicating any unexpected delay with the newPhones) then I guess sales for the year will still be on track.<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
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