Jobs: if you want an iPhone, don't go to an Apple store

Blog publisher Arianna Huffington was at the D conference today- the one where Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and lots of other tech luminaries held sway.Arianna asked Steve about the best way to score an iPhone when it is released June 25.

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Blog publisher Arianna Huffington was at the D conference today- the one where Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and lots of other tech luminaries held sway.

Arianna asked Steve about the best way to score an iPhone when it is released June 25.

His answer might surprise you. Here's what Arianna writes:

Talking to Steve Jobs after his speech, I got a hot tip on how to be one of the first people to score a new iPhone when they go on sale in June. "Don't go to an Apple store," Jobs told me. "It will be a madhouse there. People will be lined up around the block, sleeping on the sidewalk to get one. Go to an AT&T/Cingular store. Most people don't know that they will be selling them too." Uh, they do now, Steve.

Full disclosure: I write for the Huffington Post as well.