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...but once the dust had settled, once the fog of war had cleared... there were still giant piles of iPhones left. I imagine Phil Hartman on a giant mountain of Colon Blow, except it's Steve Jobs laughing maniacally on top of a hill of iPhones. Only Steve Jobs could get people to wait in line for something that, well, you didn't need to wait in line for. And talking to a bunch of new iPhone owners, most don't seem to care! Smitten, indeed. (It's ok to be smitten, of course.)

24 hours ago, few thought it would be like this. Mad people were lining up in New York City days in advance of the sales. People camping out, people trying to sell their place in line for hundreds of dollars. And then there's "Mike," who I met at the North Shore Mall (just north of Boston), who walked in and bought his iPhone and accessories this morning, without so much as waiting in line 5 minutes. Mike told me that he had been informed that there were hundreds left at the store. My own attempt to find out how many were left was met with the classic "we don't know" line, which is apparently what Apple has instructed its staff to say (this is the answer I get calling around, too). Mike could be full of it, but there were plenty of boxes in the store, that's for certain...

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...hat-wasnt.html
 

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Well, at 500$ a pop, i'm not falling over myself to get one. (I'm a cheap bastard, though.)
 

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Uhh...Because people didn't buy as many as they had expected, that's why. I hope that people saw through the hype and didn't waste their money on a very shiny toy, and that that's the reason why they didn't sell out.
 

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Well when there are FOUR topics about it on the freaking front page its kinda hard to not notice it!!!

Get a ATi.

and yeah, site needs a temp sub forum named "iPhaures"
 

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DAM!
Those things are expensive!

Apple better change some of the less than desireble limits (intentional) of the OS quick - before they suffer.
 

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1.They're WAY too expensive.

2.You can only get one from AT&T.

3.There is ZERO third party apps or support, and it will remain thus until Apple releases an SDK.

4.There internet service is slow, and you can only Safari.

5.it cannot compete functionality wise with the current generation smartphones that cost half as much.

6. Have to mail in in to Apple to have the battery replaced.

I'm sure there is more wrong with it, but frankly why bother?
 

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not even on ebay are they selling big..

I noticed that too. I was expecting to see them going for huge amounts, but theyre not. Just retail prices.

eBay is a good tool to determine demand of a product.
 

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I noticed that too. I was expecting to see them going for huge amounts, but theyre not. Just retail prices.

eBay is a good tool to determine demand of a product.

I saw a few that went on friday for $1000 buy it now. You know those people are pissed right now...

This is very, very funny. I have not heard a peep about this from my roommate.

He has been talking about how "so-and-so analyst firm says that Apple is gonna sell 376 million iPhones by next week, and that god himself will descend from the heavens and purchase an iPhone, oh, and Apple's stock went up again and if I would have bought stock last year, blah, blah, blah, etc."

Whatever.
 

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iPhone looks cool...

but every phone will do that crap in a year or so .... and they will be way cheaper.

I would say that you at least get bragging rights over everyone who didnt get an iPhone .... but that would be like saying " getting a PS3 first gives you bragging rights".

no one is impressed by expensive crap that isnt worth the price tag.

I dont need the "i" in front of my phone to make it cool.
 

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From the looks of the article, and the July 1 update, the Iphone was EXTREMELY successful. People are saying that the shelves are (were) still full of Iphones and therefor they must have not sold well. It looks like Apple created an absurd amount of iphones to capitalize on the release, and even though they made a ridiculous amount of phones available to the masses, they are still starting to sell out.
 

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This reminds me of the PS3 launch...Apple got too arrogant and priced it too high and had very little support for it. And now theres bunches sitting on the shelves.
 
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