iPhone sell out on day 1?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sk8mash, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

    sk8mash

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    I am planning on going streight down to O2 to get an iPhone the day they are first available. Only problem is, I will need to wait for it to be unlocked, which obviously :)() won't happen on day 1.

    Is it likely that there will be an iPhone shortage? Im just considering my options, in the case that I can't get the iPhone unlocked, I would either have to take it back, or sell it on eBay. If there was a shortage, I might make a bit of dosh by selling it to a desperate person on eBay.

    What do you reckon?
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    The only iPhone shortage is the one that everyone is experiencing right now! Shouldn't be a problem getting your hands on the v2 once it's released. :cool:
     
  3. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    I think it will just come down to where you are located

    On one hand, I think Apple will learn from the last launch and hopefully provide more iPhones around the country/world (not saying they did a bad job but will know around what the demand will be, etc...)

    On the other, they may not know exactly how many current iPhone users will upgrade + New users so shortages could occur

    I suspect most AT&T stores around me will sell out by the evening and I may have to drive 50 miles to find a store in the middle of nowhere (Central Louisiana) to get one
     
  4. Chrisrokc macrumors regular

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    What happened here in Oklahoma City when the iPhone was released was people camping in long lines at AT&T stores. However our one Apple store did not have a line, nor did they run out of iPhones. You could simply walk into the Apple store and buy one. AT&T offered to 2 day ship one to you because they were out.

    I think it will be about the same or less. I don't think all iPhone users will swap to the new one. Plus I think a minimal amount of people will go from non-iPhone to iPhone.
     
  5. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    They wont run out on the first day for sure, but they will sell alot of their stock and probably receive replenishment in 4 days after launch..
     
  6. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    i will defininately be at the apple store the day they are available. do you think the demand will be about the same as it was last year?
     

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