High demand for iPhone 3G S exceeds limited pre-order supply

by admin June 16, 2009 at 12:30 pm

San Francisco (CA) – AT&T and Best Buy have reportedly exhausted their pre-order allotments of the i-Phone 3G S. The long-awaited phone is expected to be available in stores on Friday, June 19. However, pre-orders placed after June 13 could take up to two weeks to arrive at their destination.

Although Apple experienced an inventory shortage after launching the iPhone 3G in 2008, Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil doubts that Club Cupertino will face similar problems with the 3G S.

“I wouldn’t expect the kind of inventory problems Apple had last year,” Gottheil told ComputerWorld. According to Gottheil, the 3G S is unlikely to match the sales figures of the original 3G. Indeed, Apple claimed to have sold one million units over a three-day period following the July launch of the shiny device.

The iPhone 3G S is priced at $200 for a 16GB model and $300 for the 32GB version. The 3G S – which offers improved performance along with longer battery life – supports OpenGL ES 2.0 and utilizes 7.2 Mbps HSDPA to achieve faster networking speeds.

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