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


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


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]

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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)


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)


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)

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