iPhone 3G S goes on sale
In early-morning launches at carrier and Apple Stores, the iPhone 3G S has gone on sale in different eight countries, including the likes of the United States, Canada, France and Germany. The most prominent launch so far has been the one at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York City, where despite less press coverage and lower publicity from Apple, approximately 200 people waited in line to be some of the first in the US to own a 3G S. The Soho and 14th Street stores in New York bore witness to smaller lineups.
New York lacks iPhones
All three of Apple's New York stores are reportedly out of stock of all iPhone models – the SoHo, 59th Street, and West 14th Street locations. According to The Huffington Post. all three stores report that the device is out of stock, and it is uncertain when new units would be available. A representative from the 59th Street store advised potential iPhone customers to order online.
Long lines at 14th Street
The opening of the Apple's new 14th Street store on Friday was marked by long lines and some disappointments, accounts suggest. The lineup began at 2 AM, and by 4 PM had grown to an estimated 750 people, fueled at first by radio DJ suggestions of free giveaways, and then by official word that shoppers would get a t-shirt and poster with the chance to win iTunes cards, iPods (Shuffles or Touches), or a MacBook. At least one customer who thought an iPod was guaranteed left the line early.