I was originally with alltel and was happy with them until I saw what the iphone offered, so of course I had to order it. I should have gone when they first came out to buy it, but wanted to wait. Well now it has been 10 days since I put my order in and I still do not have my phone. I am trying to be patient, but I want my dang phone!
I just wanted to voice a little frustration that Apple cannot keep the iPhone 3G in stock for more than 5 minutes at any of the stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. I went to the local store this morning because the Apple site said it had the 8GB iPhone. when I got there, there was already a line and an Apple employee standing outside saying it was already sold out.
Why is it that Apple cannot keep up with the demand in any of their stores? I can understand that it is popular and they can only deal with so many customers at one time, but being sold out before the store even opens is unacceptable, its creating a false demand. They only had a limited number of iPhones 20-50 in stock to begin with from what the line looked like. For the entire day.
AT&T on the other hand is taking reservations for the iPhone even though they say its first come first serve. I've called all the stores within a 30 mile radius of San Francisco and they all say the minimum wait time is 3 weeks.
If Apple and AT&T want more customers to purchase the iPhone it would be in their interest to keep them in stock at their stores in LARGE quantities to reflect the demand. Unless the goal is to create the hype over it. We already know that it is a great product, just let us buy one and start using it so you can post the profits on your books.
Anyone else as frustrated at this process as I am.