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  • Surprise, Surprise... Verizon iPhone Preorders Already Sold Out


    It's deja vu all over again. With a long history of product shortages underlying the launch of new and updated Apple products, Verizon iPhone preorders have already officially sold out. Not too shabby, given that preorders commenced fewer than twenty-four hours ago at 3:00 a.m. EST.

    Naturally, some are using this situation - as though we didn't see it coming - to suggest that Verizon and, to a large degree, Apple are unprepared for the groundswell of iPhone interest palpable among 94 million US Verizon customers. But before anyone suspects for too long that Verizon iPhone anarchy will reign, let's keep in mind that AT&T had a similar experience when the iPhone 4 was made available for preorder last year. This sort of thing simply happens and largely isn't even newsworthy - but you would be hard pressed to tell from the glut of mainstream media attention the "first day sell out" is already generating.

    Nicely coinciding with the aforementioned product shortage is a snazzy new Verizon commercial making the iPhone 4 look all sexy in it's new home. So while Verizon customers may encounter some delay in getting their hands on the long-awaited 4th generation touchscreen iPhone, the assembly lines are cranking out the product as we speak. And there's no time to spare. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 10th, the Verizon iPhone 4 will be available to all qualified customers at Apple’s retail stores and more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores across the US.

    Time Magazine
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Surprise, Surprise... Verizon iPhone Preorders Already Sold Out started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. Awestun's Avatar
      Awestun -
      Not surprised


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    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by gbarielmoreno View Post
      Why buy the iPhone 4 when the Motorola atrix is about to come out. People want cause it has the wifi and bigger G B's
      LMFAO! That's exactly what I was thinking.
    1. Apple.'s Avatar
      Apple. -
      for those saying iphone 5 is coming out soon....

      doubt it will be for verizon...Verizon iPhone 5 will probably be out next year around this time
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I wonder if they will pair it with the Chinese launch of the 5?
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      I'm one of the verizon customers who got one of the preordered phones. I set my alarm for 2:45 am. I was actually able to order it earlier then 3am.
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Quote Originally Posted by Travisjunky View Post
      I second that. Even though the iPhone 4 is great, a little patience makes more sense.
      I would have waited but I don't want to pay $50.00/monthly for 5 gigs for the 4g network coming out
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Lol verizon came out hard on that commercial man!!!
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Verizon can go SUCK IT.
      I'm just too happy with AT&T since I'm grandfathered and I use Mywi; I have an all you can eat :P


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    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      Oh hell no,, att bring on the 4G network!!! (unlimted tho)
    1. SpikeyDan's Avatar
      SpikeyDan -
      Quote Originally Posted by mukhtarh1 View Post
      And for all who leaves att please go right ahead. Better service for us woo hoo
      Argh didnt post. My point was what happens when 1/2 the members switch? Downscale and assets are sold off. Masts mainly. Might be worth thinking about
    1. Dazz187s's Avatar
      Dazz187s -
      Good for them. Apple is spreading the Joy of a true smartphone, not like those wanna be iPhones
    1. nebo1ss's Avatar
      nebo1ss -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      For those of you saying why buy now when the iPhone 5 is just around the corner. Do any of you have proof that Verizon will get the iPhone 5 in June/July like AT&T has in the past? I predict it will be a case of "Verizon gets their new phones in January/February or February/March and AT&T gets theirs in June/July" in order to allow sufficient time to replenish supplies as they get drained but possibly also because Apple can split their time much better as far as improvements and R&D for new ideas.
      And u think that will be acceptable to Verizon and their customers that they are always six months behind.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by gbarielmoreno View Post
      Why buy the iPhone 4 when the Motorola atrix is about to come out. People want cause it has the wifi and bigger G B's
      I want the white one....I heard they have them at Walgreens!
    1. Lokenall's Avatar
      Lokenall -
      Quote Originally Posted by dabisnit View Post
      because steve jobs told you too!!!

      lolol!!!!
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Why buy now with a new one coming out in a couple months?

      With that logic why buy anything new? Within a couple months something else will be out that will be better anyways. Goes for anything, especially gadgets
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Whats up DRFP? LOL people are just silly
    1. citopr's Avatar
      citopr -
      I can't wait. I HA...DISLIKE ATT! There.. I said it..
    1. mm8's Avatar
      mm8 -
      Who believes that they ran out is a fool. This is nothing but a marketing ploy to make it feel exclusive and make one wanting to get it even more. One of the oldest tricks in the marketing book.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Oh Droid syncs seamlessly with my Mac?
      Actually yes, Most of it will sync over the air. The rest you can use double twist

      Quote Originally Posted by jasvncnt10 View Post
      With that logic why buy anything new? Within a couple months something else will be out that will be better anyways. Goes for anything, especially gadgets
      You must not have been around for that long. Either that, or you CLEARLY missed the iPhone refresh table is 12 months. Once iPhone comes out, you are safe knowing you have the newest iPhone for the next 12 months. People buying iPhones aren't in it for the top of the line tech in the long run. Tecnology-wise, there are certainly phones out there that beat the iPhone 4 today.

      Quote Originally Posted by mm8 View Post
      Who believes that they ran out is a fool. This is nothing but a marketing ploy to make it feel exclusive and make one wanting to get it even more. One of the oldest tricks in the marketing book.
      They ran out of PR-ORDERS. They allocate a certain number of phones for pre-orders. Doesn't take a fool to believe that. ATT did the same thing. My local store ran out of preorders. Only a fraction of the people who actually bought a phone were those that preordered it there...
    1. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
      ohthatguyagain -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Why buy now when the 5 is coming soon?
      Because verizon isn't getting iPhone 5 in 2011. One year refresh rule - check it out. A CDMA iPhone is just as different as an iPod touch compared with the original iPhone in the minds of apple marketers. One year for V-dogs to get i5.