After the initial rush, when will a new iPhone be easy to find?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PD081, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. PD081 macrumors member

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    So I'm planning on getting an iPhone after they come out, but not until after the initial rush is over and I won't have to wait in line to buy one. When do you think they will be restocked and easily available? Maybe 2 weeks after launch? I'm not sure how it was when the iPhone 3G came out so I'm just wondering.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    it wasnt that hard to get a 3g like 2 weeks after so id assume the same
     
  3. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    Due to the inability of some users being unable to update without paying a large fee, plus the declining state of the economy, I wouldn't be surprised if the 3GS has little supply issues.

    But since I have no idea of Apple's production schedule, I can't give an honest guesstimate.
     
  4. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Well if the initial rush is at 7:30am, I'm guessing you should be able to easily get yours around 5:30pm at the Apple Store?

    There isn't going to be as big of a rush for this one.
     
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  6. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a

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    There won't be as big of a rush this time around compared to last year. Majority of 3G users will not be upgrading immediately (if at all).
     
  7. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure there will be plenty of 3G users who are "gotta-have-it". But I agree the demand will be lower this year.
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Release day is going to be slow as hell as everyone needs to be activated in the shops. I don't think it will be hard to get one on release day I just think that the lines won't be worth it. I'm waiting until after the weekend.
     
  9. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    And as long as the servers don't crash like they did last year, we should get through the lines a lot faster. That was a debacle!
     
  10. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    I don't remember, did they allow preorders last year? That may help take some of the load off the servers since people will be getting their phones at a variety of different times. It will spread the load throughout the day.
     
  11. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    Considering there really was no sweet deal to upgrade this time, I don't think it's be a huge phenomenon like last year.

    The price point is large, and I think many will just keep the 3G.

    And considering AT&T DROPPED THE BALL with the MMS, the video and pictures aren't going to be as FUN.

    (That being said, I did order a 32GB white...)
     
  12. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    I said this in another thread, but I won't be surprised if MMS IS working friday. I'm wondering if this is a case of AT&T learning from its mistakes and not promising MMS on day one. Considering MMS is active on every phone in their line-up, I don't see what would keep the iPhone from sending them. AT&T may just have a built-in excuse in case it, for some reason, doesn't work.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree.
    The economy is nowhere near to what it was last summer.
    There will be plenty in stock.

     
  14. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    I understand what you're saying, but if that's the case then 3.0 release must be changed. I have the GM build and it includes NO MENTION of MMS capability. Earlier builds did: camera icon included in messages, etc...

    So don't plan on MMS magically appearing on Friday, cuz AT&T is out of magic sprinkles.
     
  15. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    So, 3.0.1 is already in the works ready to turn MMS on?
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I think MMS will just need a carrier update thru itunes not a whole new software build like 3.0.1
     
  17. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Just because the MMS options aren't obviously visible to you doesn't mean they aren't in the software, waiting to be activated by a carrier update.
     
  18. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhh... I see.
     

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