The Wall Street Journal writes about today’s release of the iPhone 4S and the competition it’s stirring up amongst carriers. Where better than our own Montague Street for this drama to play out in real time:
WSJ: The carriers’ targets were people like Marques Sanders, a T-Mobile USA customer in New York City who was lined up outside a Sprint store in New York’s Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. But just before the 8 a.m. opening, Sprint store associates informed Mr. Sanders and about 10 other iPhone hopefuls waiting outside that the store wouldn’t have any of the handset’s latest models for sale to people who didn’t preorder.
The people waiting were redirected to a bigger Sprint store a few blocks away, where, less than an hour later, an employee broke the news to the roughly 30 people lined up that this store, too, had run out of the latest model, the iPhone 4S. Mr. Sanders and his sister Shentel ended up settling for the previous model, the iPhone 4.