updated 09:30 am EDT, Tue June 16, 2009
iPhone 3GS on time?
People who have pre-ordered the iPhone 3GS from Apple should get it on the official June 19th release date, Apple insists. Concern began when it was reported that AT&T had sold out of pre-orders on Saturday, potentially forcing buyers to wait one to two weeks extra, or simply join a line at an AT&T store for a chance at launch-day stock. Apple's own shipments are doing just fine, the company's website suggests.
Even if pre-ordered today, Apple is still said to be promising delivery in the US by June 19th, with free shipping. Logistics may trigger a cutoff by the end of Tuesday or Wednesday. It is believed however that both Apple and AT&T are holding some stock for in-store sales, supplemented by more at Best Buy and Walmart.