July 4th 2007
By Mike Flaminio
The mothership's iPhone at the Apple Store Retail web page indicates that only two retail locations--Pittsburgh (Shadyside) and Tigard, Oregon--have stock of the iPhone. Unless the company somehow magically manages to restock overnight--the day after a major US holiday--it's likely that the hot-selling handset will be completely unavailable just one week after its launch.
"In its first weekend we sold more iPhones than in the first month of any other wireless phone AT&T ever offered. That's how good it's been. We are simply not releasing figures," an AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel is quoted as saying in an Xbit Labs write up.
Apple's iPhone launch partner likely sold through its stock of the device over the weekend.
To date, Apple's been mum on iPhone unit-sales figures and the possibility or timing of a restock. Analysts claim the company may have sold up to 700,000 units since launch.
Editor's note: In recent years, Apple's done well in meeting surging demand for both Macs and iPods, which has helped the company attain digital music dominance and restore its flagging computer market share.
With back-to-school and the holiday shopping seasons just around the corner, this isn't the time for them to trip-n-fall...
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