Apple stops promising Friday iPhone 3G S pre-order delivery

Buy a Mac, Get a FREE Olympus 10MP Camera“Apple has stopped taking iPhone 3G S pre-order reservations with promised delivery for Friday, June 19 at so the company can make sure it has enough inventory at its 211 US retail stores as well as other partners including AT&T and Best Buy outlets,” Jim Goldman reports for CNBC.

“Customers who pre-ordered before today will get their phones on Friday as promised, but iPhone 3G S units ordered today will arrive after June 19, according to the company,” Goldman reports. “‘We are thrilled by the customer response to the iPhone 3G S which will be available at all 211 US Apple Retail Stores as well as AT&T, Best Buy and Wal-Mart stores,’ company spokesman Steve Dowling tells me.”

“Anyhow, with so much speculation about inventory and availability, Apple is denying that there are shortages of the new device. Customers still have the option to go into a store on Friday and buy the phone there. Stores open at 7am, and Dowling says there should be plenty of the new phones available at many retail outlets nationwide,” Goldman reports.

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