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  • 06.15.09

iPhone 3G S Pre-Orders Sell Out as Push Notifications Go Live Early

When Apple announced the new iPhone 3G S last week, some were surprised it was going on sale so soon–this Friday, in fact. And in a great indicator of the phone’s potential success, AT&T has sold-out of pre-order units.

iPhone 3G S Pre-Orders Sell Out as Push Notifications Go Live Early

When Apple announced the new iPhone 3G S last week, some were surprised it was going on sale so soon–this Friday, in fact. And in a great indicator of the phone’s potential success, AT&T has sold-out of pre-order units.

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iPhone 3G S

If you’re keen to get hold of a new iPhone, however, there’s no need to worry–units are also on sale at Apple stores, Wal-mart and Best Buy. I’d expect to have to queue-up, though, if the AT&T sell-out is anything to go by.

iPhone Push Notifications

There’s also some good news for habitual app-buyers: The rumor suggesting that you may have to pay to re-download apps over the 3G network is untrue. According to AppAdvice, it was actually a bug, and the alert message has been removed from the release candidate firmware. Whether or not it was actually a bug is open for debate, and it may just be that Apple changed its stance.

This all makes sense, if you think about the massive amount of technical jiggery-pokery Apple has to get working behind the scenes so that this week goes smoothly. Presumably it’s trying to avoid a repeat of the original iPhone activation server crash problems.

[via MacRumors, BoyGeniusReport]

Related:
iPhone 3G S: Separating Truth From Fiction
Palm Pre Vs iPhone 3G S: Feature by Feature Comparison
iPhone 3 Firmware Already Improves the iPhone 3G’s Camera

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