Thursday, June 19, 2008

iphone 3g pre-orders. no. supply tight ? likely

A lot has transpired since my last post. Tv on iTunes. check. Movies on iTunes. Check. Steve Jobs announced iphone 3g. check. Rogers announced that they are the 3g carrier for iphone in Canada. Check.

That's where the enthusiasm winds down. The website shows something comming on July 11. They dont say anything about iphone but its the date that Steve J. gave us at WWDC 2008. I went to the Rogers Plus store to find out more.

Here's what I found out:

Pre-order not possible.
Voice and Data plan information? none.
Plan conversion if you are on an existing constract. none.
They rep wasnt even sure that any of the stores in K/W would get units.

It's 22 days to launch. I am beginning to suspect that there is going to be tight supply. The best way to manage the situation where you dont have them to sell is to make sure the sales team doesnt have information to fuel demand. Couple this with Rogers legendary support and I predict some very very unhappy fan-boys on 11 July.

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