Looks like Apple iPhone shoppers will have another store to wait in line for come September when Best Buy starts selling the trendy communicator on Sept. 7, according to an Associated Press story and several other reports that published Tuesday night.
Apparently, there is enough iPhone stock to supply Best Buy’s 970 stores, plus 16 smaller Best Buy Mobile stores. Adding this to the AT&T stores plus Apple’s own stores, brings the number of places in U.S. selling iPhones to 3,175.
Still, even though the much-coveted gadget has been available for the past month, people are still lining up outside Apple stores to get their’s — not waiting in line because of limited supply, but because it takes so darn long to get signed up to AT&T and get the phone activated. I saw this myself on Saturday while visiting the Apple store in Pasadena. At least a dozen people were in line for the phone with an Apple employee at the front directing traffic (though at the AT&T store down the street, there were plenty of helpful, unbusy employees).
Orange County’s own iPhone supply, at least in Apple stores, continues to be quite stocked as of tonight with only the 16 GB white version sold out at the Irvine Spectrum store. At any AT&T store, if none are in stock, one can be ordered for you.
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