Oh, the glorious launches! How I always look forward to this day. Not only do I get to work from home, but I get to walk around downtown San Francisco, talk to the Apple-heads in line and partake in the glory of another one of Apple's mobile product launches. It's actually really fun, and if you play your cards right you can end up with free breakfast.
I do want to mention, however, that this year's iPhone line seemed really underwhelming compared to the iPad 2 launch earlier this year, or even last year's iPhone 4 debut. But regardless of the number of bodies in line, the numbers of pre-orders prove that more people just decided to go to work today and have the UPS guy drop off their new iPhone, rather than wait in line. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the 4S is just a bump up from its predecessor, or perhaps it's evidence of an economic climate that prevents us from taking time off from work to get our iPhones from the Apple Store. But I'm not going to sit here and get political. Let's go look at the photos!
So much for underwhelming! Apple announced on Monday morning that the new iPhone 4S has already topped one million preorders -- and that’s just in the first 24 hours. It may look like an iPhone 4 and quack like an iPhone 4, but the iPhone 4S is anything but fowl.
If you’re one of the remaining few still holding out hope for a new iPhone next month, you may want to sit down for this -- an AT&T representative claims that Apple has informed the carrier there will be no new iPhone in the traditional June or July timeframe.
In case you didn’t hear, a new iPhone was released this week, and you know what that means: Crowds of people clamoring to get Apple’s latest and greatest. Except in Verizon’s case, for the most part the crowds failed to materialize.
If you sat out last Tuesday’s iPhone 4 pre-order meltdown and hoped to saunter into your local Best Buy to grab the handset come this Thursday, June 24, you may want to rethink that plan. A wealth of data has been leaked from Best Buy, including a launch day manual that outlines the big box retailer’s plans for Thursday as well as some early inventory reports.
Tuesday was admittedly a crazy day for both Apple and AT&T, as pent-up demand for the iPhone 4 crushed both companies’ servers and even sent the telco’s retail outlets to pen and paper to collect pre-orders. One more sinister element of the day’s insanity is the rumored security breaches on AT&T’s website, which the company is now said to be looking into.
In one of the weirdest Apple leak sagas in recent memory, what appears to be a 4th-generation iPhone prototype surfaced over the weekend, was summarily debunked and then “confirmed” as real all over again.