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iPhone to launch 6:00 p.m., ‘local time’

The iPhone will launch June 29, at 6:00 p.m. local time, according to a Mac Rumors report. The report claims that a memo sent by AT&T has confirmed the rolling launch, stating, “The iPhone will go on sale on at AT&T retail stores June 29 at 6 p.m. local time in each market.” During his keynote address at WWDC, Apple CEO Steve Jobs mentioned that the phone would launch at 6:00 p.m., but did not give further clarification. If true, this means that customers in the Eastern Time Zone will be able to purchase the new handset a full three hours before their counterparts on the West Coast.

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1

What I want to know is can you buy the iPhone even if you already have a 2 yr contract?  Will you be able to extend your contract and purchase it?  I have called a couple stores and each give a different answer.  If AT&T requires me to add an additional line that I don’t need,  then I’m passing.

Posted by ajmiarka on June 14, 2007 at 7:57 AM (PDT)

2

Will the iPhone be available for purchase online at apple.com for those of us too busy/lazy to camp out and wait in line?

Posted by Roger Wong on June 14, 2007 at 9:05 AM (PDT)

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“If true, this means that customers in the Eastern Time Zone will be able to purchase the new handset a full three hours before their counterparts on the West Coast.”

You don’t say?

Riddle me this:  Would West-coasters get iPhones sooner if all US stores sold them them when they opened at 9AM? 

Wait for it…there you go.

Posted by Gordy. in Atlanta, GA on June 14, 2007 at 11:40 AM (PDT)

4

Hey what do you expect, if you launch them all at the same time at 6Pm EST, them the people in PST will get more time to play with them (6hoursEST vs 9hoursPST). It’s apple they like to kept things simple (Vista versions Vs Leopard versions)

Posted by ryan10ad on June 14, 2007 at 12:04 PM (PDT)

5

But more importantly is T-mobile or Vodafone getting it in Europe (Also iLounge you spelt Vodafone with a “PH” instead of f.

Posted by ryan10ad on June 14, 2007 at 12:08 PM (PDT)

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“If true, this means that customers in the Eastern Time Zone will be able to purchase the new handset a full three hours before their counterparts on the West Coast.”

Sooo…this means I could fly out to New York and have an iPhone a full three hours before those mooks on the west coast???  Dude!

Posted by Obadiah on June 14, 2007 at 12:11 PM (PDT)

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if the iphone!!! would have launch in worldwide!!! then apple may create histroy by selling too much iphone!! in shortest period!!
nd i want to say!!! that if iphone!! will sell unlocked version then they may hav more profit!!!! i

Posted by Bhisham on June 17, 2007 at 11:57 PM (PDT)

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