For the fanatics looking to be one of the first to have the iPhone, June 29th is the much awaited day when the iPhone hits the stores (only available at Apple and AT&T stores and on Apple and AT&T web sites). Lines are expected to be long, so better hurry and get there early (may be a couple of days early).
Neither AT&T nor Apple is accepting pre-orders for the phone, so it will be first-come, first served at more than 1,800 AT&T and nearly 200 Apple stores, plus the Apple website.
An analyst quoted on USA Today predicts the iPhone “will be sold out by mid-afternoon” on opening day. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has projected sales of 10 million iPhones in 2008. See my recent article on what it would take to make that mark.
Apple’s strategy in the past has been to make supply tight to increase the ‘must-have’ factor, so if you don’t got it now, you may not got it till much later!