Turns out there is a very cool widget on the Apple site that allows you to check the availability of the iPhone at the retail shops in the US.
Jim Neal in the US did this, and concluded that it’s sold out in 21 states. Not bad. Full story over at Apple2.0
Here, stocks of the 16Gb models are very short, and seemingly the 8GB is unavailable anywhere. We have very different retail set up compared to the US, with no actual Apple Stores and only resellers, very good ones mind, like Magnum Mac and Student IT. And from store to store there has been different responses to the different models, but the consensus, as it is in the States, the 8Gb model is by far the most popular.