8tim8 writes: In the middle of a New York Times article on Apple's recent sales strength, this line appears: "In response to analysts' questions, Timothy Cook, Apple's chief operating officer, acknowledged that as many as 250,000 iPhones had been purchased but then not activated for service with AT&T, Apple's exclusive wireless partner in the United States." I knew that some had been bought to be opened up, but a quarter million of them?
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