Are the 3G's going to run out on the first day??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kareem92, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Kareem92 macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2008
    I want to get it, but also dont want to wait in line for 2 days lol.
    Is it worth waiting, or should i just pick it up later on at night.
    I heard they are making so many that they wont run out.
    Is this true??
  2. MojoWill macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    they won't run out I don't think a single store ran out of the first one
  3. luckygyrl83 macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2008
    Fullerton, CA
    Im pretty sure they wont run out like that. Last year, they had more iphones in stock within a week. Dont worry, there will be enough for all, Im sure.
  4. animenick65 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2006
    AT&T stores ran out of original iPhones pretty quickly. Some major apple stores ran out on the first day and many Apple stores ran out a few days after launch. All in all, most Apple stores had a pretty good stock of them. Wasn't THAT hard to get ahold of one on launch day. Kudos to Apple on delivering a good stock to stores!
  5. Kareem92 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2008
    ok, thats good.
    Thanks for all the feed back.
    Im so anxious to get it.
    After my iphone got stolen i need the new one to complete me again.
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    magic 8-ball says, "ask again later."

    really, though, i think people are underestimating iphone demand on this one. i don't think the iphone sold out last year because of the hefty $499/$599 purchase price. this year, people will be able to walk out of at&t and apple stores with iphones costing as little as $200 + tax. sure, the plans are more expensive and you pay more in the end, but again that initial kick in the groin is nowhere near as bad as it was a year ago. add in the pent up demand from being out of stock for two months, and i think the iphone has serious potential to sell out, depending on whether apple made enough. two months of no iphone sales = two months of iphone 3g stockpiling? let's hope so.
  7. atiffarooq macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2006
    There's more chance of the guys over the pond (Americans) having shortages than us Brits. Can't see the phone running out of stock in many stores at all over here, which is good news for us! :p
  8. animenick65 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2006
    This is possible. Although I really don't see much in the way of hybe outside of these forums. But you never know. It could sell millions in the first wee for all we know. It's really hard to judge consumer demand.
  9. needthephone macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2006
    I really think they will run out in Australia.

    Telstra are rumoured to only have 4500 and maybe similarily for Optus and Vodaphone so 15000 for the whole of Australia which has been waiting 18months for the iphone.

    Interest here is extremely high with every announcement being picked up by the newspapers
  10. Xiph0s macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    New York, NY
    I said 'probably not' before AT&T released their price plans, but now since the price plans have been released.....HELL no they wont sell out lol.
  11. christf10 macrumors member


    Oct 16, 2007
    Rockland County, NY
    I think there will be plenty. I plan on going an hour or two prior just to take part in any giveaways or anything else they may do.
  12. PoitNarf macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2007
    Northern NJ
  13. Jimmie Geddes macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    It looks like Apple has made enough to meet demand.

    iPhone 3G to be in healthy supply

    "Apple's manufacturing schedule should be enough to satisfy much if not all of the initial demand on July 11th.

    "iPhone build plans for June may be better than some had thought, which could mean that iPhone demand is met on July 11 with fewer shortages,"
  14. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    I asked this when I went into my local o2 to have a credit check. The sales rep said he was pretty confident they would be receiving about 200 units (it's not a huge store) - and these would last for AGES. He said, last year, with the original iPhone, thats all they got, the initial 200 units, and they were still selling off those 200 until May this year, when they completely ran out.

    They didn't receive further shipment.

    Apple just sent in an order for 50 million Samsung NAND flash chips for iPhone 3G.
    There are going to be plenty, trust me.

  15. citron230 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    LOL! :D
  16. Kareem92 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2008
    WHat are the prices for the new plan?
  17. Xiph0s macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    New York, NY
  18. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007
    I doubt they will run out, most likely they will be carried out in a bag or a box.

    However if the person buying it is really excited, it will be carried out running.
  19. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    There were many stores that ran out including the store where I bought mine. They went through their allotment on day one within 2 hours.

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