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iPhone 3G: Shortages to last until mid-August

July 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Apple, Apple Store, iPhone

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If you were planning on buying an iPhone 3G this weekend, I say “Good luck with that”. After iPhone 3G’s 1 week anniversary of launch, it seems like no stores have them in stock. Especially in the big cities like New York and in lot’s of places in California. Not only are the shortages just here in the US, but they are world wide. Especially in the UK, where just a few weeks before official launch date, O2’s site had crashed due to the amount of iPhone 3G purchases and demand.

Today Apple’s stock went down 6.66 points (3.88%) as news of shortages hit wall street.So, save up your money for a few weeks, because if you manage to find a store where the iPhone 3G is in stock, you can say “Jackpot” because you are one lucky customer. This tells you a few things, like that people don’t care about any software glitches with Activation or anything, they just want their shiny new iPhone 3G. How long until more huge shipments arrive? How many will arrive? How many will be sold? Can Apple handle the demand? These are questions that Apple investors will be asking in the next few weeks, their stock depends on good and positive answers.


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