AT&T has hired 2,000 extra workers to staff its company-owned stores in anticipation of the iPhone launch. The new employees — mostly college students — were brought in for the summer to help deal with the expected crowds of iPhone customers, said AT&T spokesperson Michael Coe. In addition, customers who come to the store only to find it sold out will be able to purchase the iPhone at the store and have it shipped to them as soon as it’s available.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.