New iPhone 4 online orders ship in three weeks

Due to the massive popularity of the iPhone 4, Apple’s shipment estimate for new online orders of the handset has been pushed to three weeks. It took less than 24 hours for Apple to sell through its launch-day allotment of iPhone 4 units online, pushing the estimated ship date back to July 2; hours later, the date was pushed back again, to July 14. In a brief statement included in the company’s announcement of 1.7 million iPhone 4 units sold in the first three days, Apple CEO apologized to customers who were turned away because of limited stock; despite the supply issues, Apple is on track to launch the phone in an additional 18 countries by the end of July. [via AllThingsD]

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