Here’s how it stands:
- Apple issued a press release early this week that the iPhone would be available in New Zealand today (30th July)
- We have heard nothing from either Apple or Vodafone since
- As of 9:30 this morning, there are no iPhone 4s available in New Zealand
- Vodafone is replying to all emails with “No comment, you have to talk to Apple”
I have directly asked Vodafone about an NDA with Apple, and whether they care more about their relationship with Apple than potential iPhone customers, and get the same “We have no comment. You need to talk to Apple.” response.
But Apple just replied to an email from me as below:
We are thrilled to be selling iPhone 4 in our Apple Online Store starting this evening.
For further availability details please contact Vodafone.
And Vodafone’s St Lukes store said
We are getting them in at midday. I can’t say how many, but not a lot.
So just politely, why the hell is Vodafone’s official PR channel saying “we can’t comment”?