I went to my local O2 store about 7.45 am, this morning and joined the queue for the 3G iPhone launch which was happening at 8.02 am.
There weren’t that may people in the queue, probably about 10 in total in front of us, so we thought we would have no problem getting an iPhone.
After about 5 or 6 customers had purchased their iPhone the store manager came out and told us that the 16GB model had sold out and that they had a few 8GB models left.
We then headed over to the nearest Carphone Warehouse store, where there was no queue and then waited till they opened, they had a total of 2 8GB iPhones in stock.
I have spent the last two hours phoning O2 and Carphone Warehouse stores, and they are all sold out of the 16GB model, and have very few 8GB models left.
One O2 store employee mentioned that they had delivery problems and were expecting a new delivery of iPhones on Monday.
So if you didn’t manage to grab an iPhone this morning it looks like you may have to wait a bit, and it also looks like the rumors of limited iPhone stock in the UK were true.