iPhone Availability

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iSaul, May 7, 2007.

  1. iSaul macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2007
    Berkeley, California
    I'm extreamly excited for the iPhone, but I'm a little concerned about how hard it will be to get. Does anyone know how many they are making?
  2. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I haven't heard any actual numbers but I'm sure that they will be trying their hardest to make as many as they can sell.
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
  4. neven macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2006
    Portland, OR
    The best answer you'll get until about mid-June from anyone, including Apple, is "as many as they can." AT&T have said that they're "hoping" for a million at launch time, but I wouldn't be surprised if we saw far fewer. They're not going to be rushing them out any sooner than they have to.

    Worst case scenario, we'll have a Wii-like situation (though for a shorter time), and it'll be about 4-6 weeks before you can just walk in and buy one. Best case scenario, they'll have just enough to run out for a day or so in some stores.
  5. iSaul thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2007
    Berkeley, California
    Wii Catastrophe

    The Wii Problem is exactly what i'm trying to avoid. Getting in line at 3am wasn't exactly the most fun of my life.
  6. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    I have a feeling Apple/AT&T are preparing to sell a TON of them and are going to have a very large stock at launch. I'm pretty sure if we see them run out, it'll be only for a day or few. (Kinda what other people said)
  7. semperfimarine2 macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2007
    Austin Texas
    iSaul....kind of off topic but i have the same name as you. Its really rare that i see someone with the name Saul, just wanted to point it out
  8. Ars Diaboli macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2007
    Southern Red State
    after a week, won't be many

    Apple is preparing for an initial explosion. However, it is some analysts opinion (and mine if you care to check some of my previous posts) that after that initial explosion of early adopters, there will be a slowdown in sales ( I say because supply will be constrained, analysts say because people will be waiting for what the early adopters say). Then they are predicting a slow ramp up of sales.

    I think you will have a good chance of acquiring an Iphone in the first 2-3 days. You may have to go to a Cingular store in Podunkville to get it, but I think they will be available. However, I believe the initial sales explosion will be louder than what Apple and Cingular have anticipated. The reason I believe this is because of some the analysis done on Motley Fool, which suggests that demand is backing up and waiting on the Iphone to be introduced. Pent up demand is always a good thing, if you have something to sell.

    I sure hope so. Now if I could just scrape up some money and buy some AAPL stock!!
  9. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Try sitting in front of Best Buy for 3 days for a PS3 :D

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