The iPhone!!

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It was launched last Friday, June 29th at 6 PM. Did you get yours yet??…
A lot of people camped outside of the Apple store 3.5 days in advance just to get their hands on this gadget. Little did they know that they could actually just walk in and out the store in 3 minutes for that. Only Steve Jobs can make people wait in line for something that they didn’t need to wait in line for…:D

Yupe, turned out The iPhone is not a sell-out, they still have plenty in stocks as I type this. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. Apple enthusiast probably say that Steve Jobs did a good job of making sure there’s enough supply to meet demands. The anti-Apple crowd probably think the demand is not there to begin with. Many of those who stood in line were eBayers who hoped to make a quick buck. I bet they were (and so was I) disappointed when they found out that there were 9500 listings for iPhone alone on eBay..:D. But at least I didn’t have to wait in line….

I managed to buy 5 at the Apple store in Woodfield Mall, Chicago, hoping I could resell them…but then return them the next morning because why would anyone buy them on eBay when there’s plenty of stocks at the store?!.. Hiks..There goes my extra shopping allowance…=(

But hey, at least I contributed in bloating the iPhone sales hoping that AT&T stock that has been in hold mode for the past few weeks waiting for the iPhone release, will go up. Reports says over 500.000 iPhones were sold in the past 3 days, but I truly believe that at least 50.000 of them are bought by people speculating to sell on eBay. With “phantom” record sales reported this morning and a strong start in Wall Street, I *still* manage to sell all my AT&T stocks to gain some quick extra cash before it dives back …. :)

Anyway, according to its website, iPhone combines three amazing products—a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod and a breakthrough Internet device—into one small, lightweight, hand-held device with the best email ever on a mobile phone, full-screen web browsing, multi-touch screen, and applications such as Google Maps.

Steve Jobs said that this is one of the most important products Apple has ever launched, technology-wise. It took 5 years to develop the phone, and it sure will set the standard and revolutionize the cell phone industry.

Th 8 GB cost $599, set to launch end of this year in Europe and early 2008 in Asia.

So, what do you think about the iPhone??