AT&T Inc. and Best Buy have run through their pre-order supplies for the new, faster iPhone 3G S, and Apple Inc. said the June 19 arrival date is an “estimate” at this point for the pre-orders it’s taking now.
The just-unveiled iPhone 3G S, which includes the new iPhone 3.0 OS, hoped-for 32GB and video capture updates and support for AT&T’s 7.2mbps HSPA upgrade, was to go on sale June 19. But thanks to the high demand, AT&T’s Web site said: “Pre-orders for iPhone 3G S will ship 7 to 14 days after your order is placed. Orders will be shipped on a first-come, first-served basis.”
Best Buy meanwhile exhausted its iPhone 3G S set-aside inventory on Saturday.
Apple is still taking pre-orders, but a spokesperson told ComputerWorld that the June 19 date is just “an estimate” at this point.