When do you think the iPhone will be readily available?

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WolfmanXII

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After the initial launch, when do you believe that someone can just go into a store and buy one. I kind of want all of the hype to dye down and not have to wait in huge lines so I am wondering how long that would take.
 

JeffBobula

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There is no way to really be able to tell...they say 3 million will be available at launch. Theres the possibility it won't sell as crazy as everyone expected. Remember the PSP? Tons were left over on the release day. I have a feeling this launch will be different, but we have to just wait until after the 29th to figure out when the next shipment will be after the initial hype dies down.

Sorry if that doesn't help, just an honest opinion! :)
 

the PHDs

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i think the release will be huge (as expected)
but i also think Apple will have enough supply to meet demand....
hopefully, no matter what time we stroll into Apple,
depending on where u live,
we should all get our iPhones no problem
 

slipperypete

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i think the release will be huge (as expected)
but i also think Apple will have enough supply to meet demand....
hopefully, no matter what time we stroll into Apple,
depending on where u live,
we should all get our iPhones no problem
I am hoping you are correct.
 

RyanFavre

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I think it could take as long as the christmas shopping season (day after thanksgiving to the 25th) for someone to wake up one morning and be able to get an iPhone with any hassle (ie calling/visiting multiple stores) or without getting lucky (ie checking at a store the day a shipment comes in).

I'm sure the the company building the actual product is working 24/7 to have as many iPhones as possible available at launch. After the intial launch i'm sure the production will slow down to avoid overtime costs and such.

All the being said, I could be overestimating the market for the iPhone. The high price point could drive consumers away, like what happened to the ps3. Limited availablity at launch + high price tag = lower then expected sales. And in the iPhone's case the you add in the other variable of other sub standard (yet functional and stable) cellphones being available for free. Razrs are now available for free with a 2 year contract. So the iPhone formula will read more like limited availablity at launch + high price tag + free alternatives + hype + possibly revolutionary product = ?

Should be interesting, I just hope i get one and that i'm not paying over 50 bucks a month for my plan.
 

joe

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After the initial launch, when do you believe that someone can just go into a store and buy one. I kind of want all of the hype to dye down and not have to wait in huge lines so I am wondering how long that would take.
I think it really depends on how many folks line up to buy it on the 29th, and how many iPhones are actually available on the 29th. I know this is kind of a duh response. I am guessing demand will exceed supply on the 29th and some folks will have to wait. it's uncommon for a product launch to have a huge response and fully meet demand.