updated 10:10 am EDT, Fri August 15, 2008
AT&T corp. iPhone stock?
AT&T corporate stores will soon be receiving supplies of the iPhone 3G, rumors suggest. Boy Genius has reportedly been in contact with two sources, each indicating that August 21st will be the arrival date of iPhones. The sources have also claimed that stock availability will be based upon existing direct fulfillment (raincheck) orders being filled first. Currently, only Apple and mainstream AT&T retail stores sell the device.
Since the release of the iPhone 3G, AT&T has had trouble keeping enough phones in inventory to meet customer demand. This is why a direct fulfillment program was launched, as it offered customers a way to pay in advance and secure an iPhone, eliminating the need to wait in morning line-ups with no guarantee of success.