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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 Apples 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. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Why buy now when the 5 is coming soon?
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Because some don't want to wait four months with a POS phone.
    1. dabisnit's Avatar
      dabisnit -
      Quote Originally Posted by captainchaos View Post
      why buy now when the 5 is coming soon?
      because steve jobs told you too!!!
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Because some don't want to wait four months with a POS phone.
      But the "Droid Does".
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      They brought that guy back to their commercials?
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      I'll stay with AT&T, happy with my old
      plan unlimited all paying $85/m since my wife works for chase bank.
    1. mukhtarh1's Avatar
      mukhtarh1 -
      Damn that guy gain weight lool
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Quote Originally Posted by captainchaos View Post
      but the "droid does".
      lol
    1. mukhtarh1's Avatar
      mukhtarh1 -
      And for all who leaves att please go right ahead. Better service for us woo hoo <<<< grandfathered in
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by mukhtarh1 View Post
      Damn that guy gain weight lool
      He did
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      But the "Droid Does".
      Oh Droid syncs seamlessly with my Mac?

      *crickets*


      BGR said they didn't sell out, merely that they stopped taking orders. Maybe they had a quantity they didn't want to exceed so they can get press on long lines at their stores.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      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.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Either way, Verizon has stopped their every 2 plan so you will be stuck with the 4. A split release would make sense, but that's not how it works. The iPhone is dropped closer in time frame around the world.
    1. gbarielmoreno's Avatar
      gbarielmoreno -
      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
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Because the Atrixs is on AT&T.
    1. gbarielmoreno's Avatar
      gbarielmoreno -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Because the Atrixs is on AT&T.
      No Shiz
    1. gbarielmoreno's Avatar
      gbarielmoreno -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Because the Atrixs is on AT&T.
      Shall I email you that popular video on YouTube about the iPhone 4?
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I am interested in the Atrix as well if they release 2.3 with it, but right now it will come with 2.2. That, and what the iPad 2 brings. I use my iphone4 mostly for games and don't really need it. So I will most likely end up with the Atrix and the iPad 2.
    1. gbarielmoreno's Avatar
      gbarielmoreno -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      I am interested in the Atrix as well if they release 2.3 with it, but right now it will come with 2.1. That, and what the iPad 2 brings. I use my iphone4 mostly for games and don't really need it. So I will most likely end up with the Atrix and the iPad 2.
      Me too, we're friends now
    1. Travisjunky's Avatar
      Travisjunky -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Why buy now when the 5 is coming soon?
      I second that. Even though the iPhone 4 is great, a little patience makes more sense.