“Apple’s combination iPod and smartphone, the iPhone, is scheduled to debut at 6p.m. on June 29. The big question isn’t whether or not consumers want it, but whether or not Apple will be able to meet the demand, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster,” Jeff Gamet reports for The Mac Observer.
“Mr. Munster expects Apple will have up to 10,000 units on hand at its largest flagship stores and about a million units available throughout its retail shops on launch day. Should Apple be able to maintain an adequate iPhone supply, the company could beat Mr. Munster’s 200,000 sold during the last two days of the June quarter prediction,” Gamet reports.
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There’s a point where secrecy for the sake of competitive advantage is no longer useful. We’re past that point with the iPhone. We’re not talking about supply here per se; we just want to know which AT&T stores will have them on launch day, how both Apple and AT&T plan to deal with lines of customers that may begin days before launch, will unauthorized iPhone waiting lists be in effect or not, what AT&T will offer for iPhone service plans and how much they will cost, etc. From what we’ve seen and heard to date, the iPhone launch just has too many unknowns and doesn’t exactly inspire confidence that, AT&T especially, is ready for launch.