I thought I post a follow up on my article about the delay in getting my hands on the new iPhone 3GS.

After the most bizarre chain of events yesterday morning, the phone suddenly arrived on my desk.

After yet another call to my service provider to get an update on when the handset might become available I was again informed that there was still no stock and that Vodacom and The Core Group would not commit to any dates as to when they may become available. Luckily though, I was on the list of 78 people waiting for stock. Lucky lucky me.

About an hour later I was confronted by a delivery guy with a parcel addressed to me. A few squiggles on the delivery form, a few tears here and there and I found myself staring at white iPhone 3GS box.

The phone that isn't in stock. Apparently.

The phone that isn't in stock. Apparently.

I thought maybe it was a joke. I bet the box is empty.

Well blow me down. I opened the box to find a shiny new iPhone 3GS. Joy.

I haven’t let my service provider know that it has arrived yet. Let’s see how long it takes them to get back to me about it. Who knows, maybe a second one will arrive when they finally get stock…