Apple online iPhone 4 pre-orders slide again to July 14 | iLounge News

News

Apple online iPhone 4 pre-orders slide again to July 14

image

Only hours after Apple sold through its initial allotment of iPhone 4 units, pushing the ship date on new pre-orders back from the device’s June 24 launch date to July 2, the company has been forced to push new pre-orders back even further. According to the company’s online store, new iPhone 4 pre-orders will now ship by July 14, nearly two weeks later than orders placed just earlier today. Apple announced earlier that it and its carrier partners took more than 600,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4 units yesterday, saying it was “the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day,” while apologizing for “order and approval system malfunctions” that left many potential customers unable to order their chosen device. [via Mac Rumors]

« Orange announces iPhone 4 pricing for U.K.

iOS 4 apps begin to appear on App Store »

Related Stories

Comments

1

It seems possible that Apple will sell more than 1 million iPhone 4s (counting pre-orders) by the end of the first day of availability (June 24th). Amazing!

Posted by BJ Nemeth on June 16, 2010 at 3:17 PM (CDT)

2

i finally managed to get my order in after the date slipped to 7.14. i’m just glad to see the system is back to normal (hopefully).

Posted by yakov hadash on June 16, 2010 at 11:26 PM (CDT)

3

I’m irritated with Apple.  After trying for most of the day, I was finally able to pre-order an iPhone on the evening of the 15th.  My confirmation said my shipment would be received by June 24.  By morning, the ship date changed to July 2nd.  Undoubtedly, Apple is withholding stock that would otherwise be available for pre-orders for release in stores on the 24th - probably, in part, so that news cameras can show lines of people outside the Apple store.  Had I known ahead time that only a limited number of people would be able to pre-order iPhones for the 24th, I wouldn’t have wasted my time trying to get through.

Posted by JJ Lee on June 17, 2010 at 1:52 PM (CDT)

If you have a comment, news tip, advertising inquiry, or coverage request, a question about iPods/iPhones/iPad or accessories, or if you sell or market iPod/iPhone/iPad products or services, read iLounge's Comments + Questions policies before posting, and fully identify yourself if you do. We will delete comments containing advertising, astroturfing, trolling, personal attacks, offensive language, or other objectionable content, then ban and/or publicly identify violators.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.
Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

Email:

Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

Email:

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2014 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy