Will Those Wishing to Buy IPhone4 Get Their Wish?

Will those wishing to buy the iPhone4 get their wish? The release of the iPhone4 is set to take place on Thursday, June 23, 2010. Are consumers who want the iPhone4 going to be able to find one at retailers? The best bet, according to some industry insiders, is to buy your iPhone4 at your local Apple retailer. Sales last week for the iPhone4 were off the charts. According to this story on Computer World, Apple boasted that it sold 600,000 iPhone4’s in less than 24 hours. What does that mean for those searching and in the market to buy and iPhone4? It doesn’t seem likely that too many will be available per market on Thursday. Consumers may have to put their names on a sign up sheet to receive notice when the new iPhone4’s come in. Even David Letterman joined in the act on Wednesday night–putting the iPhone4 in his regular Top Ten list. The Top Ten list referred to what Dave has learned over his 30 years as a television show host. I think the joke was something like this–corporations will pay large sums of money if you mention things like the iPhone4 release. Dave has definitely learned to strike while the iron is hot. The iPhone4 is one of the most talked about innovations in mobile technology in recent memory. People will be lining up in various markets to try to buy one with the official release on Thursday. There will be many questions to arise on Thursday with the release of the iPhone4. The phrase “iPhone4 activation” is already surging in hits on Google Hot Trends tonight–a website that ranks keywords according to search volumes. I would imagine that iPhone4 activation will be a huge draw again tomorrow when those lucky enough to buy the latest electronic toy get their hands on the coveted prize. The iPhone4 will have various reviews throughout the week as consumers test and begin to sample the device. How will the iPhone4 reviews depict the latest in mobile technology? Those first few iPhone4 reviews will probably determine what happens in term of mass volumes of sales in the coming weeks. Initial reviews have been favorable-but only time will tell how the iPhone4 fits into the tech world. Will consumers be happy once they get the initial iPhone4 activation? That’s a question consumers will collectively answer in the next few weeks and months.