iPhone Home! After Months of Hype and Suspense, Memphis Gets to See Apple’s Little Gem 

Forget the Ides of March, July the 4th, and all those other supposedly memorable dates. The ultimate day to remember was the one just passed – Friday, June 29th. iPhone Day!

Seriously, talk about anti-climax…. After all the hype about queues that would stretch around the block, the most that were counted at any one time at a Cordova AT&T location was 20 – all of whom got into the store (the inside of which was protected by two armed guards, mind you!) to buy the new Apple smart-phone treasure within an hour of waiting.

Still, there was excitement in the air – especially at the Germantown Apple Store, where customers were invited to play with actual iPhones (that were hooked safely to table-tops, of course).

Although the 8-gigabyte model -- priced at $599 (or $600 in earth-language) -- sold out at at least one AT&T store, there seemed to be enough $499 4-gigabyte models to go around of the combination iPod, cell phone, camera, and bona fide readable Internet device. And restocking was bound to be just around the corner..er, block.

A great leap for mankind? Hmmmm. Dunno. Still depends on who’s calling, doesn’t it?


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