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Apple Takes 600,000 iPhone 4 Pre-Orders On First Day

June 16, 2010

Apple has just announced that it took 600,000 pre-orders yesterday for the upcoming iPhone 4, which has resulted in the phone now being out of stock. In addition to this, AT&T have announced that iPhone 4 pre-orders were ten times higher than that of the iPhone 3GS, which became available to pre-order one year ago. Undoubtedly the world is impressed with Apple's upcoming iPhone. Shipments have now been delayed until July 2. However, if you're desperate to own an iPhone 4 on release day, there's always one more option: wait in line. Stores should still have stock available for walk-in traffic on June 24, even though their pre-order allotment has been quickly filled. You can check out Apple's statement below:
CUPERTINO, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yesterday Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more than 600,000 of Apple's new iPhone 4. It was the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day and was far higher than we anticipated, resulting in many order and approval system malfunctions. Many customers were turned away or abandoned the process in frustration. We apologize 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.
AT&T have also stopped taking iPhone 4 pre-orders, stating on their site that they have been "temporarily suspended".

If you've missed out on a chance to pre-order the iPhone 4, you can always browse lovingly through Apple's site and check out the great many photos and videos available there. And if that doesn't do it for you, you can always make your own... in a sense. UPDATE Apple have once again pushed back the shipping date for pre-ordered iPhone 4 handsets to July 14. Those who managed to pre-order before the dates changed should be okay, but those of you pre-ordering now will have to wait a little bit longer to get your hands on a new iPhone 4. I think I can speak for us all when I say: this sucks.

[via Business Insider and 9to5Mac]

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