iPhone Now at Apple Store

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    After being down for nearly 3 hours, Apple's online store is back up and features the iPhone for sale.

    4GB $499: Shipping in 2-4 weeks
    8GB $599: Shipping in 2-4 weeks

    Apple also published an official guide of accessories for the iPhone. The $129 Bluetooth Headset was not yet available at retail locations. The iPhone also went on sale tonight at 6pm at retail stores across the country to (reportedly) sell out crowds at many locations.

    Iniitial impressions are being posted to our forum, but some users have been having activation issues.
     
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    Sweet, time to check it out!:)
     
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    And us Canadians got a Saskatchewan recycling program. AWESOME!
     
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    2-4 weeks. I can see more ques as stock runs out and then is replaced.
     
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    kalisphoenix

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    A relatively uninteresting store update, after all this mess :D
     
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    AppleCare

    Finally an answer to my question:

    AppleCare Protection Plan
    For $69, the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPhone provides an additional year of hardware repair coverage, including coverage for the iPhone battery.
    The AppleCare Protection Plan for iPhone will be available in July. Customers can purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan anytime during the iPhone one-year limited warranty.

    --from apple.com under the warranty tab for iphone
     
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    This is reassuring; 1st gen hardware and all.
     
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    Here is an issue that I don't think many have thought about. If the iPhone doesn't have a user replaceable battery does that mean you have to send the phone back to Apple for a new battery? I guess you will be without a phone for a few days, unless you have a landline. If all you have is a cellphone that would really suck.
     
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    yeah, it was a scene where I bought mine. I am told NY's SoHo Apple store has plenty however. A little tough to type this on my iphone. :)
     
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    Down??

    When was the apple website down for 3 hours??? But, anyways, this is great!! (Exept for all those who bought an iphone and put it right on ebay. That won't be working too well at this point.)

    Though I did see some bids on one for $900 on ebay. WHAT ARE PEOPLE THINKING. Did they not know that apple.com would be selling them:confused:
     
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    If this is of any interest, I called Apple to ask for clarification on the 2-4 weeks because it was too bad to be true, and I was told that on July 4th, notifications will be sent out to all online buyers telling them the day they will get their iphone. It could be a few days after the fourth, or a few months, depending on when you ordered.

    What's going through my head...

    IM PISSED RIGHT NOW!!! 2-4 WEEKS!!! THIS IS RIDICULOUS! HOW CAN APPLE ALLOW THIS! WE'VE OVER HALF A YEAR FOR TODAY, NOW WE HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER MONTH!!! COME ON CUPPERTINO!
     
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    Well it's past 9... so isn't apple.com/retail supposed to be updated?
    It says that all Apple stores have iPhones in stock... AND it says tomorrow's date of July 30th.
    Hmm
     
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    I have the same feeling as well!!
    2-4 WEEKS!!!!
    but after hearing what you said about the notification thing now im even more pissed!!:mad:
     
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    Now you know why people were waiting in line 24hrs plus. And so many people were critizing them earlier today :confused:
     
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    Hi all I'm sending this from my iPhone

    The keyboard rocks no issues at all

    Regards
    SP
     
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    It has been discussed extensively.

    Even discussed the cost of loaner service phones.
     
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    Clearly ;)
     
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    It's a non-issue! The battery will last for a few years. By that time you will be using iPhone G2 or G3. Get over it. Realistically how long does one use the same phone?
     
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    Thanks! I am picking up one tomorrow. Well I hope so. I hear their aren't many left. Go :apple:
     
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    bluetooth headset ship from my online order on jul 30

    iphone still says 2-4 weeks
     
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    just ordered mine...

    2 - 4 weeks. I honestly don't mind the wait. Kudos to those who got there's today!!!
     
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    just ordered mine...

    2 - 4 weeks. I honestly don't mind the wait. Kudos to those who got there's today!!!
     
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    I think people should stop whining. Try getting a Wii..the iPhone would probably be easier.
     
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    Count me in...

    I am writing from an iPhone, as well. Not sure how many they ended up selling at the AT&T store I went to (Brunswick, ME), but the demand was impressive. All told, I think about thirty to fourty people showed up by 6pm. The crowd was told there wouldn't be enough to go around, but no specifics. Most people - myself included - picked up the 8GB model, but I did see a 4GB model sell as I was leaving.

    It took me longer to get 10.4.10 installed than to get the phone activated. Though activation timed out my first time through, I got an email with a link to finish the process. It may have been a bit easier for me since I'm an existing AT&T customer, but hey, so it goes.
     

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