If stores recieve ONE mystery box, that means no release tomorrow?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wako, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    Lets go over this logically. If only ONE BOX is being shipped to stores in preparation for tomorrow's event, that means that only ONE iPhone will be there. Which also probably means that phone will probably be the one on display. If that is the case, MAYBE there wont be a release tomorrow after all! :eek:

    I guess we have to wait 16 more hours before we know :(
  2. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    well logically, we have to consider why Apple would send a single iPhone to stores when they would need half a dozen or more for display purposes since a lot of people will be wanting to play with it.

    We still don't know if the open-box pictures are in fact real, so until we find out some more hard proof, I'm still with the crowd that says it's just a box of promotional material for the iPhone.

    The people that are saying it's a tablet or other new device... I just don't see that happening. If Apple is releasing an entirely new product, why in the world would they freely send it out to people a day or more in advance, knowing that they're not going to *not* open it? They wouldn't give someone else the chance to steal Steve's thunder when he whips it out on stage.
  3. werkedm3 macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2007
    Something tells me it's not even an actual display. Anyone who's been to an apple store knows they like to do it big. One phone on display will cause chaos in the store. Even when the first iPhone was released they had a ton on display. Either the mystery boxes are fake, and not real leaked shots, or they are info about the phone/something completely different, and the stores will get real shipments in the next coming days/weeks etc.
  4. spazattack674 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    If you believe that the boxes are actually real, then you are probably correct. However, Apple Stores usually have more than one of a product on display if I am not mistaken, and judging by the rumors, stores are only receiving one, which doesn't make sense.
  5. dohspc macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2008
    Plano, TX
    And not just a product display they usually have some elaborate window display.
  6. passingXstorm macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2008
    I, personally, think that there is a single 3G iPhone in those boxes. The stores will put it on display, not for people to mess with, just to look at it through the windows in front of the stores (like my local Apple store has a single MBA on a spinning table in a display window).

    Of course they could just have software for the employees to put on the computers so customers can see some sort of a "virtual tour".

    If you look on zagg.com, you'll see that you can pre-order the 3G iPhone invisible shield right now, and it will ship the last week of June. So this makes me think we won't get our new iPhones until the end of the month.

    Well, that's my 2 cents... lol :D
  7. wako thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    well it might not be one display unit. But judging from what the supposedly leaked photos, it might be one. From that box size though you can probably fit 5-6 iPhones in there. Which is the magic number that most stores display, atleast the ones i have been to.
  8. coolant113 macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2007
    New Jersey
    what will probably happen if it is released tomorrow is they will get there large shipments of iphones in the morning.:apple::apple:
  9. Jblack4083 macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2007
    Oh geez That doesn't mean anything. Last year the iPhone arrived at stores literally hours before launch.

    I'm not saying you're wrong but you can't completely rule it out. Anything can happen. We find out tomorrow ;)
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    It is a condom dispenser, they need to reduce the mess when the next batch of boxes come in.
  11. alvintwj macrumors member


    May 11, 2008
    3G iPhone releasing not that soon.
    AT&T memo said 15th I think. It's probably then onwards.
  12. sjw macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2005
    The report from ars technica that London Regent Street has received a box (just one) kinda suggests to me there is some truth to the mysterious box rumors and that sadly we wont see a June 10th release... I'd love to be wrong. But who knows, maybe, just maybe, it's the Apple tablet or something completely unrelated.. one can hope!
  13. Tragedies macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Apple probably put one single CD in there for promotional uses, and shipped it out in a box 'suitable' for an iPhone, too trick us all.
  14. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    London, UK
    im still hoping for over night shipping today and then sale tomorrow (10th june)
  15. ripkord macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2007
    Glasgow, Scotland
    doubt it - I want it too and thats exactly why it wont happen heheh :)
  16. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Apple seeded fakes to turn attention away from other stuff? Not necessarily other boxes being delivered but 'news' in general. People digging at fake stuff have less time to look at the real stuff.
  17. mashoutposse macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2003
    It would be funny if the box had a single slip of paper saying, "If you're reading this before 6/9/08 10am, you are fired."
  18. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    I suspect it means the release is at least a week away.

  19. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Anyone can print off a sticker with an Apple logo and put it on a box. You have to ask yourselves, if the stores are willing to photograph the box, why not photograph its contents?

    Clearly fake.
  20. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    If you think about it they'd really be mad to launch it straight away.

    WWDC means absolutely nothing to most people.

    If they have subsidised packages (meaning average Joe's might actually be interested) then there is no reason for there not to be significantly more demand for this generation relative to the previous.

    Launch at WWDC to all the Apple geeks joy. Let mainstream non-techie media pick up on the announcement in tomorrows papers, launch a strong TV/Poster ad campaign showcasing features and contracts/costs in each nation, then release to even more built up hype and greater audience/awareness.

  21. entwife macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    stores get demo handsets in earlier for staff to learn their way round it, thats what happened in UK anyway, stores were provided with one or two handsets about 9 days before launch. so i guess that could be possible again
  22. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Stores don't get anything in advance to "learn their way round." This includes Creatives not getting access to learn new software (iLife/iWork/Final Cut/Leopard) until launch day, and Geniuses not seeing new hardware until it launches. If Apple doesn't do that with things like software, there is absolutely no way they would do it with something as massively important as the second iPhone.
  23. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    The boxes contain the Mac Nano, the successor to the Mini.
  24. Antj29 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2007
    looks to me like its gonna happen this week, Both Apple store are showing unavailable on iphones and so is O2:eek:
  25. entwife macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008

    they did in the UK.

    i work for o2 retail and we had iphones for us to learn how to use them and demo them to cust the best way, we got ours on 1st nov with an employee handbook on how to demo them in regards to certain cutomers.

    This was due to the idea of paying for a contract phone being completely new in the uk, it was completely unheard of. So we had extra time to learn how to use the phone in regards to selling it.

    However we have not got any new phones this time so I guess I've answered my own question. Ha ha. Although we have been told we will have the new phone in 'soon', but again no date.

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