UPDATE: OK, I just received some corrected details on the Apple internal iPhone giveaway:
All full time U.S. employees receive a free iPhone. All part time U.S. employees who've been at the company for more than a year get a free phone. Everyone gets the 8GB model, and presumably this includes Apple retail store employees, too. The number of $12M quoted by Engadget is wrong, because that references worldwide employee stats. This is for US employees only at this time.
iPhone will be available in (...) Europe in late 2007, and Asia in 2008.
Previously on BoingBoing:
Reader comment: Tom Stevens says,
Link to a news article in the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus.M. Pamela Bumsted in Alaska says,
Apple's new iPhone is NOT available for sale in Vermont due to the fact that AT&T is the sole wireless provider for the phone and AT&T is not offered in the state.
Small Dog Electronics in Waitsfield is a Vermont Apple product dealer, and CEO Don Mayer said this week he is disappointed the iPhone will not be available here.
"I think it's very unfortunate that Apple has chosen to limit distribution of the iPhone," he said. "They've frozen out Vermont as the only state in the union without service. I understand why – that they will have their hands full with what they already have, but it leaves us and people in many other rural areas out in the cold."
Other areas affected in this area include parts of New Hampshire and Maine...
Vermont isn't the only one in the cold. Alaska is also part of the USA and it is out of the running. I believe there is a huge penalty. Link to news article.
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