Everyone is focusing on estimates of about 700,000 iphones sold
over 74 days. But in reality, iPhones were very hard to find for
nearly 21 days of that selling period! I’ve included a
(admittedly very rough) movie showing iPhone availability at Apple
stores during the first month of sales. Suffice it to say that if
you wanted an iPhone during the period between July 1 and July 21,
you had to be either lucky or determined to get one, because most
Apple stores were out of stock of them.