These guys are printing gold

Posted by steve | Apple Software and Hardware | Wednesday 16 June 2010 4:36 am

Yesterday, June 15th, customers could begin to pre-order the new model of iPhone, iPhone 4, through either AT&T or Apple.

Later the same day it was announced that you could no longer order the new mobile phone anywhere. Here’s a quote I read from AT&T posted during the afternoon.

“Because of the incredible interest in iPhone 4, today was the busiest online sales day in AT&T history.”

That didn’t take long. And have you tried to find an iPad 3G anywhere?

These guys are printing gold.

It’s not just Apple’s marketing. They make great products and people know it. It’s not just marketing — it’s reputation.

I haven’t decided about getting an iPhone upgrade yet. The model I have, which is now 2 years old, still works great. There are compelling features about iPhone 4 that interest me. But I’m also unresearched into whether my data plan would really change or not. I know that it’s very likely I’ll upgrade, who are we trying to kid here? But at this point I’m undecided.

When the iPad was announced I was more ambivalent. And so I haven’t been giving it too much thought in the past. But then recently I’ve watched a few people I know, who already have one, using theirs. And I recently visited my local Apple retail store to try one out. I can understand the appeal of a tablet sized web browsing device. It’s pretty nice to see and use.

I guess it’s a good thing that there weren’t any in stock.