Of course Apple really wants you to buy their new iPhone3G, but are you game? Last year’s debut of the 1st generation iPhone (oddly refered to as the “2G” in this leaked memo) went well enough. But that was then and this is now.
You gots to get iReady before Good Friday, July 11, 2008, right? That’s what this gal from New Orleans thought, but she recently found a decided lack of southern hospitality at her local AT&T store (despite the fact that Central Pennsylvania is the Alabama of the North).
Unfortunately, this Southern belle’s experience is not unusual.
This is what it looked like year on the Streets of San Francisco:
From the Flickrstream of Jen SFO-BCN,mmmm…SFO bacon
Of course last year, the lines moved swiftly. So swiftly that employees were commanded to hit the sidewalks to start hawking the goods. This year? Not so much. And because of the expected hassles, you’ll be able to activate and buy just one iPhone on Opening Day at AT&T stores.
All you can do at this point is to just be prepared.
So people get ready to spend a lot of time iWaiting in line on iFriday. If you want.