In the UK, Carphone and O2 sold all their iPhones in a matter of hours. Some people are now ordering the handset from countries like New Zealand.
It is simply astonishing what effect the iPhone has had on the mobile phone industry. Curiously enough is that some companies have managed to counter the iPhone phenomenon with great handsets, other did not and most tried to get exclusive sell rights in their countries.
O2 has recently announced a service which enabled existing customers to pre-order the iPhone and to make upgrades to a more elaborated version, 16G. Believe it or not, O2’s stocks got empty in just two hours. If you still want to get your hands on an iPhone, the bet thing to do is just seek it in shops, or wait to the second wave of the release. Even so you might get disappointed, but at least you’ve tried.
Minutes after O2 started the service the first problems appeared. Customers could not fully access the service and the official website went down for hours. Now, UK is left without buyable iPhones. Many who still feel the need to have this handset have turned to other countries like New Zealand where the iPhone did not had this impact.