iPhone launch frenzy ramping up

by admin June 7, 2007 at 12:58 pm

Fans set to camp outside Apple stores…

With a little over two weeks until the iPhone hits store shelves in the US, Apple and AT&T retail sales representatives say they are preparing for a quick sellout and huge crowds on the 29 June launch date.

As of yesterday, clerks at Apple and AT&T stores in New York said they didn’t know how many phones they would be getting for the big launch. Some blogs have speculated the number might be as few as 40 devices per store.

One sales representative from the AT&T store in Times Square, who asked not to be named, said that number was probably on the low side, especially for stores in big cities such as New York. He said the AT&T Times Square store received 20 devices for the recent launch of RIM’s Blackberry Curve. The store quickly sold out of those phones and received another shipment of about 100 Blackberry Curves the following day.

Full story: silicon.com