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Apple apologizes, reveals 600,000 first-day iPhone 4 pre-orders

Apple has issued a statement regarding iPhone 4 pre-orders, revealing that the company and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more than 600,000 iPhone 4 units. Calling it “the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day,” the company said the response was “far higher than we anticipated, resulting in many order and approval system malfunctions.” In the release, Apple admits that “[m]any customers were turned away or abandoned the process in frustration,” and says it apologizes “to everyone who encountered difficulties, and hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock.”

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Comments

1

I think Apple should include a free Bumper case for these pre-orders yesterday and today for all the inconvenience… but they won’t.

Posted by Avalon0387 on June 16, 2010 at 12:57 PM (CDT)

2

No information about the absence of white iPhones?

Posted by Fusion on June 16, 2010 at 1:03 PM (CDT)

3

@1, was it really that bad that you need free stuff?  I mean come on.

Posted by sting7k on June 16, 2010 at 2:46 PM (CDT)

4

@1 - The people who got their pre-orders in aren’t the ones who need the apology. It’s the people who tried and tried in vain and never got through—and are now looking at mid-July for receiving their iPhones.

Those are the people who deserve an apology for the “inconvenience.”

Posted by BJ Nemeth on June 16, 2010 at 3:51 PM (CDT)

5

Oh yes, you POOR victims of Apple.
Apologize, freebies, wah wah wah.
No wonder people hate Apple users.
You embarrass us all.

Posted by sb on June 16, 2010 at 4:16 PM (CDT)

6

Doesn’t anyone have a sense of humor anymore? Cynicism if fun.

Posted by Avalon0387 on June 16, 2010 at 4:48 PM (CDT)

7

@#6,

Sure I do - when it’s well-written.
Hence, my reply.

Posted by sb on June 16, 2010 at 6:37 PM (CDT)

8

Actually, I am a poor victim of Apple.
I just overpaid for an iPhone!
Ouch!

... happy?

Posted by Avalon0387 on June 16, 2010 at 7:27 PM (CDT)

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