Will the Scobles wait in line for 3G iPhone?

New 3G iPhone is coming this summer, it seems. Will Patrick and I wait in line overnight again like we did last year?

No.

Why? Even though the line was a heck of a lot of fun, I think that’s a one-time deal. It’s pretty clear there won’t be any scarcity (there wasn’t any real scarcity last time, either) and I doubt Bill Atkinson (Apple’s first software developer) will come and wait in line overnight with us like he did the first time.

That said, I will be one of the first to buy the 3G version. I hope it has video on it.

The downside? With millions of people getting new 3G iPhones, I bet the speed and quality of AT&T’s 3G network will go down. In the United States there aren’t many 3G phones yet, and the ones that are out there suck for Web browsing, so other than a few freaks like me who are using it to broadcast video there isn’t much usage yet.

The 3G iPhone will change all that.

66 thoughts on “Will the Scobles wait in line for 3G iPhone?

  1. I think the 3g iPhone will finally get me to get rid of windows mobile. I’ve been waiting for a phone that will allow me to update my site from my phone, and I think this will be the best to do it with. Still anxious to hear if copy/paste will be put into it, or if a developer can get something to work

  2. I think the 3g iPhone will finally get me to get rid of windows mobile. I’ve been waiting for a phone that will allow me to update my site from my phone, and I think this will be the best to do it with. Still anxious to hear if copy/paste will be put into it, or if a developer can get something to work

  3. Impossible to be rational when it comes to most of what Apple builds…I’ll be ordering one the day they launch.

  4. I can’t say that I’ll wait for two simple reasons:

    1) I’m actually still very happy with my iPhone regardless of a few feature sit should already have. This is a first as I’m never happy with my cellphones for more than a few months.

    2) The price cuts so early on the first time around really bothered me so I’ll have to sit this one out

    Now, all that being said I guess I’ll really have ot wait and see what actualy gets released. After all, I was commited to waiting until this year fo rthe 3G version but still bought 1st gen last year.

  5. I can’t say that I’ll wait for two simple reasons:

    1) I’m actually still very happy with my iPhone regardless of a few feature sit should already have. This is a first as I’m never happy with my cellphones for more than a few months.

    2) The price cuts so early on the first time around really bothered me so I’ll have to sit this one out

    Now, all that being said I guess I’ll really have ot wait and see what actualy gets released. After all, I was commited to waiting until this year fo rthe 3G version but still bought 1st gen last year.

  6. I’m waiting “in line”…

    Am hoping they’ll pay me to cut my Sprint contract so I can buy the iPhone in June rather than having to wait until Feb.

    Any rumors around AT&T cutting cost of the family plan?

  7. I’m waiting “in line”…

    Am hoping they’ll pay me to cut my Sprint contract so I can buy the iPhone in June rather than having to wait until Feb.

    Any rumors around AT&T cutting cost of the family plan?

  8. Robert you wrote: “In the United States there aren’t many 3G phones yet . . .”

    Actually 1 in 4 phones in peoples’ hands in the US are now 3G–over the past three years adoption has hockey sticked, though you’re right that the user experience on many/most of these phones is subpar and isn’t yet driving much bandwidth intensive application usage, though mobile video viewing continues to climb with about 13M mobile video viewers per month.

    Patrick, you wrote: “I believe it will be a silent update or part of the WWDC keynote”

    If you’re referring to 3G, this can’t happen via a software update as 3G radios require different hardware componentry.

    I’m bemused that with the launch of the iPhone I now carry around two gadgets–an iPhone and an N95. Love the iPhone for browsing but can’t do without the N95′s camera and video recording capabilities.

  9. Robert you wrote: “In the United States there aren’t many 3G phones yet . . .”

    Actually 1 in 4 phones in peoples’ hands in the US are now 3G–over the past three years adoption has hockey sticked, though you’re right that the user experience on many/most of these phones is subpar and isn’t yet driving much bandwidth intensive application usage, though mobile video viewing continues to climb with about 13M mobile video viewers per month.

    Patrick, you wrote: “I believe it will be a silent update or part of the WWDC keynote”

    If you’re referring to 3G, this can’t happen via a software update as 3G radios require different hardware componentry.

    I’m bemused that with the launch of the iPhone I now carry around two gadgets–an iPhone and an N95. Love the iPhone for browsing but can’t do without the N95′s camera and video recording capabilities.

  10. Yes I remember Leo Laporte saying that he wasn’t even going to buy the original iPhone after Jobs made him wait for it from January to June. Yeah right, iPhone 2 will even be bigger, especially with Qik and twitter technologies going mainstream.

  11. Yes I remember Leo Laporte saying that he wasn’t even going to buy the original iPhone after Jobs made him wait for it from January to June. Yeah right, iPhone 2 will even be bigger, especially with Qik and twitter technologies going mainstream.

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