iPhone 3GS AT&T iPhone 3GS launch day pre-orders sold out

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  1. studangerous

    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Despite the crazy upgrade prices, AT&T are warning that any new iPhone 3GS pre-orders made from Saturday the 13th onwards won't be available on the launch day, June 19th, and will be available and shipped out seven to fourteen days after the order is made.

    A positive sign that overall demand at this iPhone launch could be even busier that the 3G. The pre-order system is newly implemented for this launch to try and avoid the heavy demand and resultant queues at retail outlets that occurred on 3G launch day.

    Anyone in the US who hasn't already pre-ordered and wants an iPhone 3GS on June 19th will have to get in queue with all the others at an AT&T outlet or head over with their sleeping bag and thermos to an Apple shop, Best Buy or Walmart.

    Source: Apple Insider
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    hahahahaha i got my reserved iphone3gS

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    camping out for an iphone, sounds fun
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    No surprise here, I bet there's already 3 or 4 million pre-ordered, plus the ones that have to wait a week.
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    I wish i had the money too buy one
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    This is F'ing great. I told my dad we needed to pre-order Yesterday or they will sell out and look what happens. I am so F'ing Pissed!
  7. StrictNon-Conformist

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    No such thing as a crazy upgrade price...

    What got things all confused from the way things are normally done is Apple rocked their own cart with the first generation of iPhone, which was not subsidized by the phone companies (where that applies, probably everywhere the first generation was sold: definitely the case for AT&T in the US) and the end-users paid the full price for them when they got them, or (I'm not sure about this) there was at least a much lower percentage of subsidy from the phone companies than is typical. However, along comes a new generation, and a lot of people with 2 year contracts (at least, in the US: individual phone companies and their contracts may vary) that aren't past the standard upgrade point, so people need to pay something more than the new customer/point of time the old phone was paid off price, and... the iPhone 3 GS is sufficiently expensive hardware without the subsidy hiding the price, that people cough up hairballs when they see that price, when in reality, it is no more than the way that phones have been subsidized or charged for with other phones in contracts, and no comparable phone for hardware costs will cost you any less to buy without the benefit of getting it subsidized by being a new customer, or an eligible existing customer past that no-penalty upgrade point.

    So, call it like it is for the upgrade price and people's reactions: people being stupid and forgetting how things work in every other part of the mobile world, and somehow thinking Apple is doing something different or outrageous. I guess iPhone mania makes a lot of people stupid!
  8. SumDaii

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    lol... not a big queue for the launch date...

    but laready sold out!

    wow.
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    Looks like I will be borrowing my friends tent again!
  10. himynameisjuan

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    Is it really that big of a deal? I mean, I'm sure most of us aren't desperate for a compass and video recording...

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