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. Robert,

    Your “it lives up to the hype” seems to be related to the physical look and feel of the device. This I never doubted – Apple do make some very funky looking devices. It will be interested to see your opinion after say 2 or 3 days working with it. And yes I want to see your n95 vrs iPhone comparisons please.

    Good job queueing tho – I checked in on the live stream from time to time – looks like you guys had fun.

    It’s going to be interesting when the iPhone finally launches in the UK – us Brits dont seem to take to Queuing in such a way but Im sure there will be some @ the London store – I may even queue myself :)

    Nige

  2. Robert,

    Your “it lives up to the hype” seems to be related to the physical look and feel of the device. This I never doubted – Apple do make some very funky looking devices. It will be interested to see your opinion after say 2 or 3 days working with it. And yes I want to see your n95 vrs iPhone comparisons please.

    Good job queueing tho – I checked in on the live stream from time to time – looks like you guys had fun.

    It’s going to be interesting when the iPhone finally launches in the UK – us Brits dont seem to take to Queuing in such a way but Im sure there will be some @ the London store – I may even queue myself :)

    Nige

  3. What’s the big deal? We’ve all seen cell phones before, so that obviously isn’t the source of excitement. And PDAs with Internet capabilities have existed for years, it’s not like we haven’t seen them before. I’ve even seen them combined as one, so what’s the big deal with the iPhone? To be honest, I don’t think there is anything special about it, I think it’s just another one of those things that gets a lot of publicity because they made people wait for the name (if people wanted the product, they could have had that a while ago, just not by this company). Really, look what happened with the iPod? People still often use the name even when it’s made by another company, and there was never anything special about the iPod anyway, it was just the name that started the splurge. I think the same thing will happen here with the iPhone.

  4. What’s the big deal? We’ve all seen cell phones before, so that obviously isn’t the source of excitement. And PDAs with Internet capabilities have existed for years, it’s not like we haven’t seen them before. I’ve even seen them combined as one, so what’s the big deal with the iPhone? To be honest, I don’t think there is anything special about it, I think it’s just another one of those things that gets a lot of publicity because they made people wait for the name (if people wanted the product, they could have had that a while ago, just not by this company). Really, look what happened with the iPod? People still often use the name even when it’s made by another company, and there was never anything special about the iPod anyway, it was just the name that started the splurge. I think the same thing will happen here with the iPhone.

  5. Hmm maybe it was bad of me to buy it online.. I doubt there will be anybody at the store tomorrow.

    owell, too late now. I’m not going to cancel on the off chance that there will be some there tomorrow.

    There was a big difference between buying online and in store. For example, the online site reccomended that I buy the stereo headset and dock as part of the purchase… failing to mention that they’re included in the box. I bought the headphones and then cancelled after I realized they came with it. Luckily the order process let me cancel.

  6. Hmm maybe it was bad of me to buy it online.. I doubt there will be anybody at the store tomorrow.

    owell, too late now. I’m not going to cancel on the off chance that there will be some there tomorrow.

    There was a big difference between buying online and in store. For example, the online site reccomended that I buy the stereo headset and dock as part of the purchase… failing to mention that they’re included in the box. I bought the headphones and then cancelled after I realized they came with it. Luckily the order process let me cancel.

  7. All the major west coast folks have em by now. But who called who first Dave to Scoble to Robert to Dave. Or was it twittered…Inquiring minds need to know..

  8. All the major west coast folks have em by now. But who called who first Dave to Scoble to Robert to Dave. Or was it twittered…Inquiring minds need to know..

  9. wow 2 hours since they went on sale and Scoble still hasn’t made a post? I’d have expected pictures and a review about 25 min after he walked in the door with the thing.

    Me, I just bought mine online. I’ll wait the 2 weeks for it to get here.

  10. wow 2 hours since they went on sale and Scoble still hasn’t made a post? I’d have expected pictures and a review about 25 min after he walked in the door with the thing.

    Me, I just bought mine online. I’ll wait the 2 weeks for it to get here.

  11. Some comments in London about how the news in America is said to be iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone Bombs in London iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone…. you get the idea.

    http://wombatdiet.net/2007/06/30/broken-news/

    This may not be fair but what IS news is a good question.

  12. Some comments in London about how the news in America is said to be iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone Bombs in London iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone…. you get the idea.

    http://wombatdiet.net/2007/06/30/broken-news/

    This may not be fair but what IS news is a good question.

  13. Publicity stunt, I thought I heard somewhere that they were bringing the phones in on Brinks Trucks. This really isn’t a big a deal as they’re making them out to be. You’d think if Jobs gave every apple employee an iPhone, they’d be more trustworthy to handle the shipment early and get things done in a more organized fashion.

  14. Publicity stunt, I thought I heard somewhere that they were bringing the phones in on Brinks Trucks. This really isn’t a big a deal as they’re making them out to be. You’d think if Jobs gave every apple employee an iPhone, they’d be more trustworthy to handle the shipment early and get things done in a more organized fashion.

  15. There are about 250 people in line at the downtown Apple Store in Portland. I’m about number 150.

  16. There are about 250 people in line at the downtown Apple Store in Portland. I’m about number 150.

  17. Well as far as this being “world class” rumor has it that Europe will get a 3G phone and that this is really a 2.5G phone released to the American market.

    Here is the rumor page:
    http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/29/3g-iphone-for-europe-to-be-announced-monday/

    So all those people standing in line are already buying an out of date iPhone? Perhaps. Time will tell.

    I personally want to thank all of you for beta testing this for me. I am going to possiblly get the later version with increased memory and other glaring flaws fixed. Flaws that you are going to discover for the rest of us who are not “cool” to be early adopters.

  18. Well as far as this being “world class” rumor has it that Europe will get a 3G phone and that this is really a 2.5G phone released to the American market.

    Here is the rumor page:
    http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/29/3g-iphone-for-europe-to-be-announced-monday/

    So all those people standing in line are already buying an out of date iPhone? Perhaps. Time will tell.

    I personally want to thank all of you for beta testing this for me. I am going to possiblly get the later version with increased memory and other glaring flaws fixed. Flaws that you are going to discover for the rest of us who are not “cool” to be early adopters.

  19. There’s not a lot of boxes on that trolley…you sure none fell off the back of the UPS lorry??

    Hats off to the entrepreneurial geek who decides to launch an auction for his spare iPhone to the masses who never got their own…

    …street auctions, now THERE’s an idea!!

  20. There’s not a lot of boxes on that trolley…you sure none fell off the back of the UPS lorry??

    Hats off to the entrepreneurial geek who decides to launch an auction for his spare iPhone to the masses who never got their own…

    …street auctions, now THERE’s an idea!!

  21. Looking for a date? Indulge in i-Candy. Available now: the Mac iPhone, the newest digital dating assist. Find a friend who’s got one (why buy this very expensive 1st generation toy when its better sibling is soon to follow?) and drag him/her to the nearest crowded bar. Plant yourselves in a conspicuous location and pull out your mini phonebooth. Watch it’s super-human powers of attraction draw members of the opposite sex.

    See the cartoon @ http://www.TheLastSingleGirlintheWorld.com

  22. Looking for a date? Indulge in i-Candy. Available now: the Mac iPhone, the newest digital dating assist. Find a friend who’s got one (why buy this very expensive 1st generation toy when its better sibling is soon to follow?) and drag him/her to the nearest crowded bar. Plant yourselves in a conspicuous location and pull out your mini phonebooth. Watch it’s super-human powers of attraction draw members of the opposite sex.

    See the cartoon @ http://www.TheLastSingleGirlintheWorld.com

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