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Remember when everyone was speculating on the number of containers containing millions of electric devices that were reaching U.S. ports regularly since March? It was generally assumed that these were the new IPhones and they were being warehoused around the country. It was also agreed by many that this indicated an early distribution, perhaps on the very day that Steve announced the new 3G phone over a week ago. Then we were told that it wasn't going to happen until July. I have never seen anyone follow up on this disconnect. What were in these containers and if they were the iphones why the delay and if they were not, then what are they? Or were the pundits, with their manifest invoices and shipping dates, just blowing smoke at us.
Lastly, why hasn't anyone discussed this before or have I missed it. Too many geeks and not enough Business people?

Didn't you hear? Those were actually the 8.5" Mac Touch that will be given free to the first 10,000 purchasers of the iPhone 3G around the world.
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As far as I'm concerned, contract versus pay as you go is the whole issue. 3G is important, but I could live without it personally. However, the contract was the total killer.

If we do indeed get pay as you go, then I'll be very interested indeed, and I won't actually be that bothered about the price of the iPhone itself. However, I'm a bit worried that the pay as you go credit may be the sort that expires every month if you don't use it. If that's the case, it would annoy me a lot and would discourage me from buying an iPhone until non-expiring credit is introduced. (Expiring credit seems to be how other O2 phones work, judging by their Web site. It's significant that they call it 'Pay And Go' rather than "Pay as you Go'; it may mean two different things.)
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What were in these containers and if they were the iphones why the delay and if they were not, then what are they? Or were the pundits, with their manifest invoices and shipping dates, just blowing smoke at us.

Apple wouldn't kill sales of the iPhone for two months with supply sitting in warehouses. Perhaps these were just Macs or they were faked. I, too, wish t have a definiteve answer to help judge the situation the next time it comes up.


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Didn't you hear? Those were actually the 8.5" Mac Touch that will be given free to the first 10,000 purchasers of the iPhone 3G around the world.

I think I hear Ireland boarding a plane to NYC.

(Oops, that isn't an 11" Mac Touch)
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