Apple recently hooked up with Best Buy to sell iPhones, in addition to Apple stores and AT&T stores. Now comes a memo that Wal-Mart may sell my favorite phone soon. But after Christmas. Read this report from AlleyInsider for why, and why it may make sense.
Today at Penn Square Mall the line for a new iPhone at the Apple store continued to stretch toward’s Dillard’s.
Apple’s iPhone went on sale this morning. The first person in the world to buy an iPhone was 22-year-old Auckland student Jonny Gladwell, who queued in freezing temperatures in New Zealand for around 60 hours to be the first to buy it, at a minute past midnight over there.
Locally, the Apple store at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City had quite the crowd this morning. So did the AT&T stores on Memorial Road in NW Oklahoma City. You can purchase the iPhone from the Apple stores or from the AT&T stores.
Or online at Apple.com, which had a few malfunctions this week with its new data synching service. Some users were denied access to their accounts as Apple transitioned from .Mac to the MobieMe service.
Second thing to know. You should really not like this guy (I’m very much kidding). Or at least really, really envy him. He’s Sam Presti, the 31 year old General Manager of the Oklahoma City NBA franchise. He impressed The Oklahoman’s Mike Sherman and Berry Tramel as he spoke to the local media for the first time. You can watch Sherm and Tram’s take and the entire press conference, online at NewsOK.
And finally, RockLahoma continues in Pryor, Oklahoma. Imagine yourself surrounded by thousands of your sweatiest, perhaps dirtiest friends, all hand banging to some classic 80s hair metal. Mmmm….. The five day event continues through Sunday. The Oklahoman’s Matthew Strasen filed these photos from the festival. Looks like fun. Today’s headliners are Triumph, Extreme, Night Ranger and Living Colour. Talk about your Cult of Personality.
As many of the rumors suggested, today Steve Jobs took the wraps off a brand new 3G iPhone with built-in GPS and Microsoft Exchange support. And the price? Just $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB model. Launch date is July 11th.
Here’s the official 411 from Apple.com. Very, very cool.
As Monday rolls along, there are two storylines unfolding today. One, a gruesome situation in Weleetka, where two girls were found dead last night. Latest word is they were shot.
The Oklahoman has reporters, photographers and I have newly hired Tim Money at the scene to provide coverage.
The other storyline is the expected announcement of a new iPhone by Steve Jobs at the WWDC 2008 keynote.
You can find live blogging on numerous sites today:
From the Mobile Crunch site, here are a few rumors about the potential future of the Apple iPhone.
With seven days to go before WWDC, the 3G iPhone rumor mill is pretty much on fire. Some of the rumors are pretty bonkers, but most of the more popular ones are pretty darn reasonable.