updated 07:05 pm EDT, Tue June 24, 2008
O2 iPhone preorders
As the widespread international release of the iPhone approaches its inception, a British customer revealed that O2 - potentially other carriers as well - will allegedly offer a pre-registration service for customers who want to buy on the 11th of July. A visit to an O2 store yielded information that the carrier will offer users an early-bird registration credit check on July 1st to expedite the pickup process on launch day, according to a forum post at MacRumors
The individual says that O2 stores are expecting 5000 units each - the sales associate involved said this was mirroring what happened with the original iPhone launch.