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Apple sells through launch day iPhone 4 units online


Apple’s online store has sold through its initial allotment of iPhone 4 units, meaning that all new pre-orders through the store will arrive after launch day. Yesterday’s pre-launch opening was marred by severe issues that left most customers unable to get an order placed through the online Apple Store; the worst of the pre-order reservation problems appeared to be fixed by the evening. According to the store’s iPhone 4 page, new pre-orders will now ship by July 2, more than a week after the device’s June 24 launch. Apple’s move follows an announcement from AT&T yesterday evening confirming that the company had also sold out of its launch day allotment online, leaving U.S. customers who didn’t pre-order likely left with no other launch day option than to visit a local store and wait in line.

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It would have been nice of Apple to update the new ship date yesterday, so that some of us wouldn’t be waking up today to a new ship date of more than a week later. I can understand running out but I’m disappointed to find out several hours after placing an order that I will have to wait much longer than expected. Probably would have just took my chances at a store.

I expect to love my new iPhone, but the last 24 hours haven’t been some of Apple’s finest.

Posted by [email protected] on June 16, 2010 at 10:09 AM (CDT)


@[email protected] They did update it yesterday. I checked sometime last evening and saw the July 2 date. In fact, you can find various tech blogs who posted this last night. If someone placed an order this morning, they would’ve seen the new date, even if it was overlooked.

Posted by Jason on June 16, 2010 at 12:00 PM (CDT)


Wouldn’t the reservation/e-mail confirmation indicate the expected delivery date of July 2nd? Or at least something besides June 24th?

Posted by NumbuhOne on June 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM (CDT)



Yep. The confirmation email I received had the date and time.

Posted by Jason on June 16, 2010 at 1:26 PM (CDT)


I noticed that Jason, but I do appreciate you mentioning it. My issue with it is that when I submitted my order, it stated a delivery date of June 24th ( I even took a screen shot of it) but the confirmation email I received hours later referenced the “ship by July 2nd” estimation. If the new estimate was there originally I’d be more understanding.

Posted by [email protected] on June 17, 2010 at 11:45 AM (CDT)

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