iPhonAsia Editorial Comment: We do not believe that a 3G iPhone announcement is “imminent” as in today or tomorrow … We do believe, however, that 2008 WWDC may be the venue for special iPhone announcements. Apple is no doubt carefully controlling iPhone inventory right now. Better to sell down iPhone stock as the transition is made to the new model. Apple may also be purposefully providing a buffer zone (a few weeks when iPhone is simply unavailable via Apple and authorized distributors) to avoid any possible ill will for customers who may buy just days before the 3G iPhone launch. More on this theory > HERE
Outage fuels rumors of imminent appearance of 3G iPhone
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Sales representatives at four major Apple retail stores contacted byComputerworld today said that the iPhone is unavailable, not only at their own stores but across Apple. Most had no explanation why the smart phone is out of stock.
“The iPhone is sold out, company-wide,” said a salesman who answered the phone at the Apple store in Braintree, Mass., just south of Boston.
“It’s out-of-stock, Apple-wide,” said a saleswoman from the Apple store in downtown Portland, Ore. “No, I don’t know why,” she said when asked why the iPhone was unavailable online and at retail. “All we’ve been told is that it’s Apple-wide.”
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