Apple’s iPhone to launch on June 29th at 6pm local time

Apple’s iPhone will launch on June 29th at 6pm local time.

MacRumors reports that “A memo sent by AT&T confirmed this today: The iPhone will go on sale on at AT&T retail stores June 29 at 6 p.m. local time in each market.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We had it first, even if we did just infer it, during our live coverage of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ WWDC 2007 keynote address on Monday here. wink

44 Comments

  1. WTF MDN???? One more time…
    @R

    Yeah, I used to go to my fave local Apple Store at least every week to hang with the people there (we loved to talk all things Apple – of course!) and have, over time, become friends (from the manager to the genii to the floor specialists). Plus I have spent around $20k at this local Apple Store over the years.

    So, with those two things I have some notoriety and respect there. Long story short: My fave friend there –

  2. The timing is a very smart move. Friday is typically a slow news day (as is Summer in general — with all the first-string reporters taking a long 4th of July holiday) so Apple will be the lede story everywhere (print & TV). With the lines forming all day, it’s a made-for-TV event, and you can bet the TV networks and local affiliates will all have their live trucks out there doing standups, interviews with iPhone fans, etc. — rolling clips from the Apple iPhone ads over & over & over…..”Watson, come here. I need to show you this movie clip!”

    The Saturday and Sunday papers, same thing — huge photos — you know, the biggest event since Moses came down from the mountain with the OS-X commandments — remember that coverage?

  3. Alright MDN, seriously. W T F !!!! This is just retarded. I mean seriously. Some character I have is causing the copy to not get posted? Oi vey.

    @R

    Yeah, I used to go to my fave local Apple Store at least every week to hang with the people there (we loved to talk all things Apple – of course!) and have, over time, become friends (from the manager to the genii to the floor specialists). Plus I have spent around $20k at this local Apple Store over the years.

    So, with those two things I have some notoriety and respect there. Long story short: My fave friend there – a genius – on my request will be setting four 8GB iPhone models aside for me (1 for me and 1 for my wife and 1 for the CTO of the company I work at and 1 for his wife).

    I took the day off because there is NO-WAY I will be able to concentrate on ANYTHING that day! Besides the iPhone I mean! I know me very well… So yeah, I still want to get to the front-of-the-line just to be on the safe side. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  4. At the very least I want to get some video and pics of the event. U Village is the biggest in Seattle and the only free-standing (non-mall) location, so I’m thinking it’s going to be madness. I was there for the Panther launch and that was crazy.

  5. [doc]

    Agreed. Taking his boyfriend would be right nice. Making fun of the developmentally retarded, on the other hand… that’s harsh.

    everyone else –

    Have they announced special iPhone plans? ‘cuz right now, AT&T Wireless charges $100/mo for unlimited data w/ WiFi. Ouch!

  6. @ChrissyOne
    “Just read any thread that has anything to do with politics.”

    Right on. Seems to me there are a lot of in-denial homophobes on MDN, like “PC Apologist” and “Doc”. They either have very small genitalia and/or drive a souped-up Subaru/Mitsubishi/Honda/Mazda/Toyota with a coffee-can exhaust and 20″ rims and/or haven’t been laid in a very long time. My vote is for all three. I wonder what else “PC Apologist” apologizes for…

  7. I wonder if there is going to be a spcial event for the iphone. I am still hoping for new Features to be revealed, Like bluetooth A2DP or ichat. Speaking about ichat do you guys remember the rumors that were going around before the iphone came out? The ones about a second Apple phone coming out called ichat mobile?

  8. to ChristopherOne (or is it ChrissyOne?), I’m not quite sure what you’re referring to (“Wow. I had no idea how small minded and pathetic many MDN viewers are.”); I kept re-reading others’ posts but couldn’t find anything overtly small-minded or pathetic; I have a feeling I’m not seeing the whole thread, somehow.

    To pnorm: here in the States, most stores (and definitely all AT&T and Apple ones) are open on weekends. I would not be surprised if the 2000 or so Apple and AT&T stores expand their hours to the ‘Christmas Week’ schedule (’till midnight).

    As someone already said, this timing represents most skillful use of media for free advertising which money can’t possibly buy. Not to mention breaking the retail records for a three-day launch sales. If they can process an average of five iPhones per hour, they could easily hit 300,000 units at the end of the weekend. With 4 July around the corner, many will take an extra day or two off (to make a really long weekend) and go pick up their new iPhone. I could see first million in exactly ten days (end of second weekend).

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