July 6, 2010
Exactly 13 days past the iPhone 4 launch date and I am getting sick and tired of answering co-workers’ queries whether I have my new phone yet. The answer is no and I am at the point of indifference. I am now #4 for a 32gig black at BestBuy and #10 at RadioShack. I have a standing order at AppleStore.com with a shipment estimate of July 15-19 and I am also at a reservation list at my local Apple Store who promised a week long worth of wait.
It’s now a contest of who calls first. Frankly, I feel bad for the sales reps at places like BestBuy and RadioShack (okay, Walmart too) who were promised by Apple scores of phones to fulfill pre-orders but were duped at the last minute. I have trawled forums where irate customers who didn’t get their phones have yelled, berated and cussed at the hapless employees who really can’t do anything since it’s Apple’s prerogative not to ship them more phones.
In the meantime, my 3G still happily chugs along, although quirky at times, as if it knows it’s about to be retired soon.
*in reference to the Soup Nazi in one Seinfeld episode: Best of the Soup Nazi