Apple Apologise for iPhone 4 Ordering Issues – 600,000 Sold Day 1

Apple [AAPL] has published a formal apology on the Apple website for the issues many people experienced yesterday. The company say that more than 600,000 were sold on the first day which is their biggest product launch to date.

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 the moment, AT&T [T] is not allowing pre-orders due to the demand on the system as well as stock being depleted.

Did you manage to get an iPhone 4 with all the outages yesterday?


Speak Your Mind