By Stephen Pate – There were two iPhone 6 64GB phones for sale at 5 PM at the Charlottetown, PEI Future Shop on September 19th, 2014.
Some poor bloke in Australia let a reporter get near one of the first phones sold in the world and he dropped it. Watch her hands interfering with the unboxing. That will teach him to not trust reporters.
Not on PEI, a sleepy rural province of 140,000 off the east coast of Canada. Along with 3 carrier outlets (Bell, Telus, and Rogers), we have a Target, Future Shop, Staples and Wal-Mart who are authorized Apple dealers.
It’s staggering to think of Apple shipping new iPhone 6 boxes to all the dealers they have in all the cities and towns around the world that have Apple dealers.
“Did you have an 6 Plus’s?” I asked.
“We only had 2 and they were gone right away,” he replied stating that this Future Shop got more product than any in the region.
I don’t know if that’s true because we are only a few hours away a city 10 times our size but they always have first day product at this store. Target runs out in an hour and Wal-Mart has spotty inventory. Staples is mostly a back-order store on first day.
Since the first iPhone, I’ve always been able to get first day product at this Future Shop by arriving an hour after opening. They have great inventory and the line-up is gone.
I didn’t get one but I was surprised at how easy it was to hold the 5.5&Prime iPhone 6 Plus. Nice phone with a great screen.
By Stephen Pate, NJN Network