How many of you out there were thinking you’d just hold off on scoring yourself an Phone 3G for a week or so in hopes of avoiding those multi-hour lines? Bad news, folks. Daring Fireball has found, after a bit of detective-work, that iPhone 3G supplies in the US are virtually bone-dry. Following on reports that iPhone 3G shortages were hitting US retail channels, it seems almost all iPhone 3G supplies are near-empty.
Stocks have dwindled down to just one 8GB iPhone 3G in Hawaii, one 16GB Black iPhone 3G in California, and just a single 16GB White iPhone 3G in Apple’s flagship Manhattan store. It’s safe to say that demand has far outpaced Apple’s allotted supply in the US. We’d have thought that Apple would concentrate enough resources on the US market to keep shelves stocked with iPhone 3Gs, but not even the great Steve Jobs foresaw iPhone demand as great, if not greater, than with the first-generation iPhone’s initial launch.
So, to all you wait-and-seers out there – tough cookies. You’ll have to wait for the next shipment of iPhone 3G stock to get your hands on a new iPhone. Oh, and those lines you hoped to avoid? They’ll be there waiting for you when Apple re-stocks their US stores.
[Via: Daring Fireball]