iPhones are here?

Unloading the iPhones

We counted at least 30 of these boxes getting unloaded a few minutes ago off of a UPS truck. The management at the store in Palo Alto tried fruitlessly to block our view.

Photo credit: Thomas Hawk.

87 thoughts on “iPhones are here?

  1. Apple are masters of making people believe that everything they release to market is a “world first” or totally new and innovative. They are a brilliant brand savvy company, with absolutely beautiful looking products, no one can deny that, but sometimes I think they pull the wool over people’s eyes. Good on them for being so good at marketing this stuff, but in my view the iPhone has nothing that my other windows mobile and Nokia devices have not had for years…..

  2. Apple are masters of making people believe that everything they release to market is a “world first” or totally new and innovative. They are a brilliant brand savvy company, with absolutely beautiful looking products, no one can deny that, but sometimes I think they pull the wool over people’s eyes. Good on them for being so good at marketing this stuff, but in my view the iPhone has nothing that my other windows mobile and Nokia devices have not had for years…..

  3. Regarding “The ‘value of a phone that doesn’t suck to use’ is about the same as a microwave oven that doesn’t suck to use.”

    I use my microwave about 3 times per day for 90 seconds each time, for a one-way encounter with a frozen hot-pocket. I use my cell phone about 30 times per day for a two-way encounter with my wife, my mistress, my boss….

  4. Regarding “The ‘value of a phone that doesn’t suck to use’ is about the same as a microwave oven that doesn’t suck to use.”

    I use my microwave about 3 times per day for 90 seconds each time, for a one-way encounter with a frozen hot-pocket. I use my cell phone about 30 times per day for a two-way encounter with my wife, my mistress, my boss….

  5. What I liked best about the post was the mobile posting of the photo and seeing all the camera info populated as metadata on Zoomr. That rocks. Now if if only latitude/longitude was pulled and populated with that… You could really do some cool things with mashups then.
    Personally, while I am not an Apple fan and am not getting an iPhone I actually hope it is a smash hit and really ends up shaking up the market place. The whole mobile effort around convergance has limped along slowly with minimal incremental advances. A good swift kick in the segments pants would be a great thing for the industry and consuers as a whole.

  6. What I liked best about the post was the mobile posting of the photo and seeing all the camera info populated as metadata on Zoomr. That rocks. Now if if only latitude/longitude was pulled and populated with that… You could really do some cool things with mashups then.
    Personally, while I am not an Apple fan and am not getting an iPhone I actually hope it is a smash hit and really ends up shaking up the market place. The whole mobile effort around convergance has limped along slowly with minimal incremental advances. A good swift kick in the segments pants would be a great thing for the industry and consuers as a whole.

  7. No…wait…really…it is the …. JESUS PHONE…buy into the hype people…drink the KoolAid…that is what people want you to do..open your wallets…there you go…that was easy…take out that piece of plastic…see..no pain…yes we can swipe it for you…sign here…2 year contract….ah….now…you are just like how many other SHEEP???

    Feel relavent to what? Whom? Really? Was this worth it? To be the first, or so you think, to have a phone? EGADS..people, engage your brain, you just bought into the Apple mystique.

    Enjoy your summer, and hope that there isn’t a next better, shinier thing coming along soon.

    Oh wait, you (some of you) will just buy that too. Cause you can. Smart. Really smart.

    Again, just my humble opinion.

  8. No…wait…really…it is the …. JESUS PHONE…buy into the hype people…drink the KoolAid…that is what people want you to do..open your wallets…there you go…that was easy…take out that piece of plastic…see..no pain…yes we can swipe it for you…sign here…2 year contract….ah….now…you are just like how many other SHEEP???

    Feel relavent to what? Whom? Really? Was this worth it? To be the first, or so you think, to have a phone? EGADS..people, engage your brain, you just bought into the Apple mystique.

    Enjoy your summer, and hope that there isn’t a next better, shinier thing coming along soon.

    Oh wait, you (some of you) will just buy that too. Cause you can. Smart. Really smart.

    Again, just my humble opinion.

  9. Some had said somewhere that they were going to use armoured trucks to deliver them? Weird that it’s only 30 boxes for the Palo Alto store?

    Yes, I agree with Chris, too: it’s just a phone. But, hopefully, it will change the industry somewhat.

  10. Some had said somewhere that they were going to use armoured trucks to deliver them? Weird that it’s only 30 boxes for the Palo Alto store?

    Yes, I agree with Chris, too: it’s just a phone. But, hopefully, it will change the industry somewhat.

  11. My wife just called from the line at our local AT&T store. They only have 30 phones available.

    She’s number 31. I don’t know what to do!

  12. My wife just called from the line at our local AT&T store. They only have 30 phones available.

    She’s number 31. I don’t know what to do!

  13. I’m with “disbelievin’ Chris” on this one. It’s JUST A PHONE, people!

    The “value of a phone that doesn’t suck to use” is about the same as a microwave oven that doesn’t suck to use. It’s really not *that* valuable.

  14. I’m with “disbelievin’ Chris” on this one. It’s JUST A PHONE, people!

    The “value of a phone that doesn’t suck to use” is about the same as a microwave oven that doesn’t suck to use. It’s really not *that* valuable.

  15. @Chris Page

    I flip open my 2 year old Moto Razr, simply say the word “home” softly and the thing calls my house. How do you get any easier than that?
    As far as being a phone is concerned?

    I think that contributed to everybody getting a moto razr. That and the price. I don’t see the iPhone being that accessible. Not 1rst gen anyway.

  16. @Chris Page

    I flip open my 2 year old Moto Razr, simply say the word “home” softly and the thing calls my house. How do you get any easier than that?
    As far as being a phone is concerned?

    I think that contributed to everybody getting a moto razr. That and the price. I don’t see the iPhone being that accessible. Not 1rst gen anyway.

  17. The Iphone is the Paris Hilton of cellphones. All glitz and glamm but very little substance. I am ashamed to see the western world so obviously driven by greed, both Apple for pricing such a mediocre product at such a price and consumers like the gentleman on this blogg who are prepared to support them. The are actually more important issues where your money can be better spent or supporting companies who support better issues. Sorry I find this revolting. You should be ashamed.

  18. The Iphone is the Paris Hilton of cellphones. All glitz and glamm but very little substance. I am ashamed to see the western world so obviously driven by greed, both Apple for pricing such a mediocre product at such a price and consumers like the gentleman on this blogg who are prepared to support them. The are actually more important issues where your money can be better spent or supporting companies who support better issues. Sorry I find this revolting. You should be ashamed.

  19. My comparison is Apple Store Annapolis 2:35: 50 people
    ATT Store Dunkirk MD (small town): 2:30: 8 people (outside, rain)

  20. Judging from the reports on Gizmodo, lines are generally much shorter at AT&T stores so far. So if you really want one but don’t want to risk being #200+ in line at an Apple store, try checking your local AT&T shop. It might be less ‘cool’ to wait there but you’re more likely to get the phone.

  21. Judging from the reports on Gizmodo, lines are generally much shorter at AT&T stores so far. So if you really want one but don’t want to risk being #200+ in line at an Apple store, try checking your local AT&T shop. It might be less ‘cool’ to wait there but you’re more likely to get the phone.

  22. “I can’t believe you guys are doing all this for a cell phone.”

    People keep making the mistake of describing the iPhone as a phone. It’s a video iPod that also makes phone calls and provides internet access, and that’s a lot more exciting to a lot of people than “a phone.”

    More importantly, I think a lot of people either don’t understand or severely underestimate the value of a phone that doesn’t suck to use, and from everything I’ve seen so far about the iPhone it may very well be the first phone I’ve ever encountered that wasn’t outright annoying.

  23. “I can’t believe you guys are doing all this for a cell phone.”

    People keep making the mistake of describing the iPhone as a phone. It’s a video iPod that also makes phone calls and provides internet access, and that’s a lot more exciting to a lot of people than “a phone.”

    More importantly, I think a lot of people either don’t understand or severely underestimate the value of a phone that doesn’t suck to use, and from everything I’ve seen so far about the iPhone it may very well be the first phone I’ve ever encountered that wasn’t outright annoying.

  24. Several of us here at NorthPark in Dallas, TX saw a near identical rolling cart with double the amount of those boxes. It’s 12:45pm here, and about ~130 in line I believe. =)

  25. Several of us here at NorthPark in Dallas, TX saw a near identical rolling cart with double the amount of those boxes. It’s 12:45pm here, and about ~130 in line I believe. =)

  26. Interested to know what the value to Apple is of their Palo Alto staff trying to block your view??? Unless they are in fact ice-creams as Mario suggests.

  27. Interested to know what the value to Apple is of their Palo Alto staff trying to block your view??? Unless they are in fact ice-creams as Mario suggests.

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