updated 02:05 am EDT, Fri July 6, 2007
While iPhone availability has improved dramatically since launch day on the east coast, with most localities having ample stock of the device, the west coast is still parched with most Apple retail outlets still sold out. A check of Apple's availability page shows the no California, Washington, or Oregon stores currently have stock of the iPhone. New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts stores, meanwhile, are relatively flush. Southern states are mixed, with Florida and Georgia offering decent stock but Texas remaining sold out statewide. Users searching for online purchase are out of luck too: the online Apple Store is still showing a 2-4 week wait for both 4GB and 8GB models.
Apple has reportedly sold between 500,000 and 700,000 iPhone since launch, though some analysts were expecting a million. Regardless, the sales figures crush any previous AT&T offering, including the wildly popular Motorola RAZR. AT&T Retail stores sold out of their initial stock within hours of launch. See our overview of the iPhone's functionality.