“Hundreds of thousands of customers lined up Thursday at Apple Stores, hoping to nab the elusive new iPhone 4,” Jefferson Graham reports for USA Today. “By the end of the day, Apple’s latest iPhone was all but sold out across the U.S., including Chicago, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Portland, Ore., Miami and Charlotte.”
“Best Buy said it was sold out; RadioShack said it hoped to replenish its stock for the weekend,” Graham reports. “Wal-Mart said sales were ‘brisk’ and that it is working to get more phones. ‘They can’t get here soon enough,’ said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Melissa O’Brien.”
Graham reports, “Apple’s exclusive wireless partner, AT&T, won’t sell the phone to walk-in customers until Tuesday. Apple spokesman Steve Dowling wouldn’t say how quickly stores would get replenished. ‘The demand for iPhone 4 is off the charts,’ he said. ‘We are working hard to get them to everyone as quickly as possible.'”
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