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.