Apple iPhone pre-orders hit 600,000, AT&T halts sales

By Jos
Jun 16, 2010
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  1. AT&T and Apple started accepting pre-orders for the new iPhone 4 yesterday, as expected. And while you could say sales were a total success, in reality the whole process turned out a complete debacle as neither company could cope with the demand. Apple reportedly logged more than 600,000 early orders, the largest number of pre-orders it has ever taken in a single day, imposing a strain on computer systems that prompted AT&T to take orders by pen and paper.

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  2. dummybait

    dummybait Newcomer, in training Posts: 45

    Like feeding the hogs...BUAHAHA
  3. Steve Job throws out the crud and the hogs lust after it.

    Before any person says I'm an Apple hater, I own many of their products but WILL NOT line up or preorder them until several months have past.
  4. matrix86

    matrix86 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 801   +8

    The iPhone 4 is great if nobody else is on the same wifi connection, lol. It's amazing how 600,000+ people just want to immediately order these things not even knowing how well they'll actually work...real smart people...real smart, lol.
  5. Exactly, 600,000+ people most likely had a warm liquid that flowed between their legs when seeing the iPhone 4 for the first time. They will get a surprise how it performs on the AT&T network.
  6. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 892   +52

    I'm impressed in this day and age they had a pen and paper on hand to use.
  7. Leafgreen

    Leafgreen Newcomer, in training

    Get an HTC Evo instead. So many reasons that make it superior: faster, bigger screen, better cam, flash, open source as opposed to Applyrrany. (Yes, this is the first time this term has ever been used, according to Google. And u heard it on Techspot!)
    Just got mine today as an upgrade after many happy days with HTC Hero.
  8. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 941   +82

    Some things that I don't like about the iPhone:

    1. Fixed capacity. Cannot expand storage beyond what the manufacture gives you.
    2. Lack of USBmicro port, makes charging this device proprietary to Apple's cable.
    3. iTunes music/media syncing is limited to a single computer.
    4. Cannot access your photo's or music without iTunes software.
    5. Calendar, contacts, etc, only sync's with iTunes.
    6. Syncing email requires Mac computer 10.5.8 or better. No Windows support.
    7. Applications are limited to what Apple approves of. Lack of 3rd party support (Adobe Flash)
    8. Multi-tasking is limited to Apple applications, no 3rd party support for multi-task.
    9. Not a true 4G device.
    10. Made of glass, means you better not drop it or bend it.
    11. Video chat requires WiFi, doesn't work over AT&T's network.
    12. Built-in battery means you cannot reset the phones by taking out the battery. Lack of replaceable battery shortens the lifespan of this phone.
    13. No SD Micro card slot.
    14. Syncing is presently on the wire. No over-the-air synchronization, yet.
    15. Single one-size-fits-all design, available in only 2 colors. Lacks many options common to existing phone lines.
    16. Manufacturer has a poor WiFi history.
    17. You're stuck with AT&T.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,428   +281

    9Nails - good points.

    10. The glass is supposedly strengthened so its not like windowpane glass. But I'm sure its still breakable, just not super fragile.
    12. Battery is still going to last longer than most people keep their phones before upgrading.
    17. AT&T does suck. :)
  10. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster Newcomer, in training Posts: 139

    FYI... Jailbreak it and you will have that capability. Just to name a few apps that will allow you to transfere videos, music..etc. you dont need Craptune, itunes or loonytunes.
    1.ipodtocomputer - C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\desktop\Iphone Utilites\ipodtocomputer\readme.html

    2.iPhone_Tunnel_Suite_3.0
    3.ToolJail_1.2.
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