Unless you've been living under a rock, with soundproof headphones, in space, you've heard that Apple will be releasing new iPods tomorrow. Best Buy is ready to sell you the accessories for that new iPod.
AppleInsider has uncovered a series of internal memos to AT&T employees outlining instructions for the upcoming roll-out of the iPhone 3G. According to these memos, AT&T stores should have extra staff that weekend to manage crowds and facilitate fast, efficient, and friendly activation of the new iPhones as customers buy them. Outside of the stores, AT&T has sent out memos regarding their engineers’ continued work on optimizing their 3G network and a new ad campaign focusing on that networks strength.
For as long as Apple has been delivering revolutionary, drool-worthy products that defy expectations and redefine conventions, fans have been scrambling for a peek under the next black curtain. With the proliferation of 24/7 news sites and bloggers, the race to report rumors has become cutthroat competition; as such, stories can sprout from anywhere --- patent filings, supplier contracts, inventory fluctuation, dormant string names and, of course, anonymous tips --- and often spread as fast as actual press releases. Last month’s report on upcoming iPhone subsidies, for example, originated on a Fortune blog and included a number of juicy, unconfirmed details that were picked up by The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Washington Post, and Canada’s Globe and Mail, to name a few.