iPhone 3G[s] Backordered?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by djcraze, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. djcraze macrumors regular

    djcraze

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    Did anyone else go into an AT&T store and were told that the 16GB Black and 32GB black were on back order? :-\.. I thought the whole point was to a pre-order was o they could adjust their numbers, and ship out what was required... Weird
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    At some point if there is enough preorder demand, they would still run out. If they make 1 million iPhone 3Gs units and they get preordered, then backorder would happen.
     
  3. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    how many pre's sold in the first weekend? 50,000?
     
  4. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Still no confirmed number yet from Palm or Sprint, but the estimate is around there.
     
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    Yeah, I went to an AT&T store near my office and they were back-ordered already as well. I went to the 5th Ave Apple Store afterwards and spoke with the folks there and ultimately went home and reserved one. No details on the time I will be able to pick it up but I'm hoping early. :)
     
  7. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    That's probably real good considering Sprint's subscriber base is significantly smaller than AT&T's and also Sprint is regarded as having the worst customer service in the business.

    Gotta fight fire with fire. If the Pre was sold on Verizon or AT&T the first time out, I bet that number would be much larger.
     
  8. Jman14 macrumors 6502

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  9. Resident Guru macrumors member

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    FWIW, I was able to pre purchase the 32gb black 3G S this morning at my local AT&T store in OK.
     

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