AT&T COO: Apple iPhone on target for June launch; over 1 million customers ready and waiting

Apple Store“The iPhone, Apple Inc.’s first mobile handset, is on schedule to hit the U.S. market at the end of June, a senior executive with AT&T Inc. said on Wednesday,” Reuters reports.

Reuters reports, “AT&T’s wireless unit has an exclusive U.S. deal to sell the highly anticipated new handset. ‘Our expectations are good. Our testing has been good,’ said AT&T Chief Operating Officer Randall Stephenson. ‘The iPhone is on target to launch in June.'”

“Stephenson said more than 1 million customers have said that they would like to buy one of the phones when they’re available for purchase… Stephenson said he was not sure how many iPhones will be available at launch. ‘We’re sorting through that right now,’ he said. ‘We’ve got a million people waiting to buy it so we’re hoping we get a million.'”

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  1. Though I LIKE the iphone I will wait for the 2nd Gen…It will be better, more capable, likely faster, and likely cheaper. It costs a LOT more in money, lost productivity (I’m predicting early software and real world glitches), and possibly service time (if yours goes bad how long will it take to get it fixed? Never taken your cell phone in for repairs? This is $600 portable computer/phone…it’s gonna get dropped…It’s NOT a 29.95 RAZR that if you break it you just go buy a new one)…

    2nd wave makes the most sense to me.

  2. I was on the fence, too– but want one now. Having a mac in my pocket does make me happy to see you. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  3. It’s sad that AT&T has to even come out with such an announcement. By that I mean that this might have been delivered to silence the bloggers, rumor mills, analysts and pundits who have been whispering that the iPhone will be late, that the software is behind schedule and in trouble, etc. It could be so much rumor-mongering, and perhaps it’s even a bit of FUD spin by a host of competitors, including other cellular handset makers and developers of software operating systems, who shall remain nameless.

    There’s a quiet war going on behind the scenes, and the foot soldiers are the PR companies paid to leak such rumors. Just like al Quaida uses bombing of innocents to weaken morale and confidence, rumors that we have read on this site are very much the same thing.

    I hope that when the finished product is delivered, that it is even better than first advertised in January. That would put a sock in ‘ol monkeyboy’s pie hole.

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