Apple Confirms 8am Retail Launch of iPhone 3G

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    Despite some mixed signals at their retail meeting last night, Apple has now updated their retail website at http://www.apple.com/retail, indicating that the iPhone 3G will be launched at 8 a.m. at Apple Retail stores on July 11th.

    AT&T had previously announced an 8 a.m. launch time for the iPhone 3G launch, but we had not had official word from Apple. 8 a.m. is earlier than either of the retail shops typically open.

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    This is totally awesome! I cannot wait....

    gotta get my sleeping bags packed!
     
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    Crap, I don't think I will be able to make it at 8am. I hope they don't run out of 16GB ones :(
     
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    but when will we be able to download the 2.0 firmware? I hope i dont have to wait until 8 am on friday.
     
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    So I guess this means overnight waiting on Thursday? Ugh.
     
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    I think that is my plan now...party in front of apple thursday night! anyone else?
     
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    Are there any Apple Store employees over 25 y.o.?
     

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    It's also sad when you're an Apple employee posting on this site when you're not supposed to.
     
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    just give us the damn firmware already..god...
     
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    Isn't that the reason MacRumors exists!!:D
     
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    It would be great if it was available after midnight on Thursday, but 8am Friday morning is fine too.

    The firmware and the App Store- that's what I'm looking forward to.


    Harsh.
     
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    so what time would this be for Canadians say in Alberta
    Mountain Standard Time ????
     
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    There would be overnight waiting even if it launched at 6 PM. This is better, so the overnight waiters can leave at 8 AM instead of 6 PM. And I am not a waiter.
     
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    Wooosh!
     
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    I'm gonna get drunk for a bit... then go wait in line buzzed... LOL then work and play with the iphone.... :)
     
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    Any word on @home activation for existing iphone users (similar to the O2 policy)?
    I need to know if I can buy and dash so I wont be too late to work.
     
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    ::sigh:: this is great and all, but still waiting to see if it even matters to those of us porting over from another carrier. i have t-mobile (contract just ended last month) and i have yet to see a definite statement that the apple store employees will have the ability/know how to port over new customers to ATT.
     
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    I feel the same way man. I was an applecare rep in elk grove call center. and i always snuck on to this web site
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