Even though it doesn’t quite represent the same monumental leap that we experienced going from the original iPhone to the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3G S is still a very hot item for the summer and it is sold out in many locations. Are you having a tough time finding out? Well, Apple wants to help you out.
Rather than making a special trip to the local Apple Store or bandying around in your local mall in hopes of finding an iPhone 3G S in stock, you can do so from the comfort of your own home. If you hop over to the Apple website, you’ll see that they have an availability tool up and running.
Simply select your state from the pull-down menu and it will list the Apple Stores in your area. You can see where you can find the 16GB and 32GB versions of the iPhone 3G S, even choosing between the black and the white versions. That’ll save you a trip, at the very least.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that AT&T isn’t offering the same kind of service (and neither is Rogers/Fido), so you’ll still have to take the old fashioned route of either visiting your local stores in person, calling in to the store to check store, or calling your wireless carrier directly to hope for new shipments.