Apple now offers users the ability to get an IPhone 3G and sign up for AT&T service online before visiting an Apple Store. It will allow users to enter billing information, review their eligibility, and choose an AT&T plan. As soon as you have completed the process, you can then visit an Apple Store to complete the purchase. The issue behind the scheme is that you still need to go to an Apple Retail Store. It would have been a great service if everything was possible online. Apparently, you still need to go to the store to get your IPhone and activate it.
Looks like Apple is forecasting total sales of the IPhone 3G to reach 5 million during the holiday season. If their projections are accurate, Apple would meet their 10 million target for IPhone 3G sales in 2008.