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Best Buy warns of low iPhone 3G stock

updated 11:55 am EDT, Mon June 1, 2009

Best Buy iPhone stock low

iPhone inventory is now extremely limited in the Best Buy supply chain, a memo from the retailer's corporate division is said to warn. Shipments of the device are expected to be light or non-existent over the course of the next few weeks, the memo elaborates, and it is suggested that some stores may run out of product completely. The Best Buy situation follows reports of low stock at AT&T and Vodafone Australia.

Whenever Apple introduces updated hardware, it is known to let earlier versions of a product run out, thereby reducing the need to dispose of leftover stock. Widespread shortages may thus be confirmation of analyst predictions, arguing that the company is planning to announce a new iPhone at WWDC -- which begins June 8th -- and then ship the device several weeks later. The same pattern was followed for the first- and second-generation iPhone launches.




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  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    I'm surprised that

    people are still buying the older 3G models with the new model just around the corner. Of course, not everyone is sitting at their computers every day just following every tidbit of information about the new iPhone and it's exact release date. I hope they sell out all those 3G iPhones and just deplete the entire stock.

    I'm sure not everyone will need all the features that the new iPhone will offer, so as long as the 3G model is sold for less, it still should find some buyers.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    palm pre

    no iphone in stock, check out the palm pre.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: new model

    Bear in mind that the iPhone v1 was still selling strong until supplies ran out even though 'everyone' knew v2 was coming, and v2 was going to have 3G.

    And there hasn't been anything announced in the supposed new version that would warrant waiting for who knows how long before it is released.

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