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Scores of eager iPhone fans poured into the Apple store on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto Friday morning for the release of the new iPhone 3G.

The iPhone 3G is approximately half the price of the original iPhone, which was released on June 29, 2007, and features 3G wireless technology and GPS mapping, among other new features.

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Posted by just thinkin'
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm

Another news publication ran a photo of a couple of guys SITTING on the sidewalk outside the Apple store. Did they get reported to the police and recieve citations for violating the "Sit/Lie" ordinance?

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Posted by pc
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 11, 2008 at 4:34 pm

The launch of Apple Inc.'s much-anticipated new iPhone turned into an information-technology meltdown on Friday, as customers were unable to get their phones working.

"It's such grief and aggravation," said Frederick Smalls, an insurance broker in Whitman, Mass., after spending two hours on the phone with Apple and AT&T Inc., trying to get his new iPhone to work.

A spokesman for AT&T, the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in the U.S., said there was a global problem with Apple's iTunes servers that prevented the phones from being fully activated in-store, as had been planned.

Instead, employees are telling buyers to go home and perform the last step by connecting their phones to their own computers, spokesman Michael Coe said.

However, the iTunes servers were equally hard to reach from home, leaving the phones unusable except for emergency calls.

The problem extended to owners of the previous iPhone model. A software update released for that phone on Friday morning required the phone to be reactivated through iTunes.

"It's a mess," said freelance photographer Giovanni Cipriano, who updated his first-generation iPhone only to find it unusable.

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Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 11, 2008 at 6:48 pm

Sometimes being on the bleeding edge is just that. Not the end of the world, just wait to buy one next week when everything calms down.

Oh, BTW, another US bank went poof today.

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8 billion in deposits that you and I will have to cover...


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Posted by iWoz was not there.
a resident of another community
on Jul 13, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Oh my, reminds me of the US Festival redo.

A bunch of meaningless people doing meaningless things.

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