Official “I survived iPhone 4 pre-order day” thread
Phew. What a crazy iPhone 4 pre-order day! The Apple Online store went up and came down — again and again. No white iPhone 4 were available. Apple’s new Apple Store app for iPhone came out, and promptly had iPhone pre-ordering removed from its functionality. AT&T managed to disrupt service to the extent people couldn’t even complete the ordering process (or even got their account compromised). Not that the TiPb nation stopped trying.
Now as day turns to night, AT&T is sold out, other carriers out-to-lunch (since they’re too busy to announce plans, they must be…), we found out international iPhone 4 could now be had unlocked, and we’re once again rendered near exhausted by Apple’s pre-event events, we turn the comments over to you.
Celebrate, commiserate, laugh, cry, regale us with your war stories and battle scars, or just mellow out and chat the night away. You’ve earned it.
- 06-15-2010, 08:21 PM #2
I'm still without internet at home since Saturday. The one good thing about today was that I was able to do my pre-order via the Apple store app, and will be able to pick up my iPhone 4 when I'm in Orlando on the 24th.
Anyone else going to the Florida Mall?
- 06-15-2010, 08:27 PM #3
I'm embarrassed for AT&T and Apple today. Two huge companies and this is what happens? Oh well it is amazing though that it was AT&Ts biggest day in history. More proof that the Droids are NOT taking over anything anytime soon!
I got my phone coming to my house via apple.com! 9 more days!!
- 06-15-2010, 08:31 PM #4
- 06-15-2010, 08:39 PM #5
Moments like this makes me glad to own apple & suppliers stock, wow! That aside, a year to prepare and this was the best att could do? What happened to all those postponed vacations? Dealing with att staff is sobering experience. I was able to place my order at my local att store and within an hour, I received an email confirmation.
- 06-15-2010, 08:41 PM #6
Definately a blow to AT&T and Apple, but they'll get over it. As jello said, even Facebook and Twitter crash. It all seems to be working fine now since the initial gold rush has subsided. I am glad that Best Buy and Radio Shack got a slap on the wrist for selling pre-orders for white iPhones from Apple. Clowns. They should know better. Hopefully there are some white iPhones delivered on launch to some, but I would think they would come from Apple or AT&T first.
I haven't heard one thing about Walmart. I find that funny.
For the record, I ordered a 32 gig black iQuattro. It took me all damn day and finally got it about two hours ago. I wonder if they'll let me change my mind to a 16 gig when I get there. Probably not.
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- 06-15-2010, 09:08 PM #8iMore Pro
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If y'all think this was bad...wait till the 24th! The activation servers are gonna fry. They went down last year, and this is a much bigger upgrade. It's gonna get ugly. I started about 7:00am and tried to preorder until about 4:00pm when it finally went through on apple's site.
- 06-15-2010, 09:19 PM #9
Ok, I'm a happy camper! So here's how my day began:
-Woke up at 4am Pacific Time. Got onto Apple.com and the infamous "We'll Be Back..." sticky was up.
-Kept trying for 2hrs. Finally got in to reserve my i4...only to have it time out on me.
-Downloaded the Apple Store app only to have it crash on me alllll dayyyy long.
-Got off work at 5pm Pacific time and went straight to an Apple store.
-BOOM!!!! Within 5min, I now have a 32GB iPhone 4 reserved
-About 5min after that, I got my confirmation email....
I'll sleep well tonight....I hope. I wish I could wake up tomorrow and have it be the 24th
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- 06-15-2010, 10:05 PM #20
i have to call at&t the day i get my phone cause its linked to my wifes # and i need it to be put onto my # so that should be a fun hour long wait im betting.
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- 06-15-2010, 10:09 PM #22
One other question, I pre ordered mine from AT&T from their website this morning got a confirmation number etc....but it still hasn't been deducted from my bank account is this normal? will they wait until it actually ships for that?
- 06-15-2010, 10:09 PM #23
my wifes # is the main one on att so only she was eligible for the upgrade. i am using her upgrade to go towards my phone. so the imei of the new phone will be set to her phone # thus making me have to call at&t prior to activating it and have them set the imei # to my phone # and the micro-sim not sure wtf is going to happen there...im just gonna play it by ear and see what happens. IMO the worst part has to be over now haha. we survived pre-ordering the rest is downhill from here.
- 06-15-2010, 10:16 PM #24iMore Intermediate
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Got in on 32gb Black. after about three hours or so of trying with apples site, got my order in on at&t's site at 1:52pm est. Got a conformation email with an order number but have not been billed yet. I use the debit card and heard thats the norm so fingers crossed on being be good to go on the 24'th.
- 06-15-2010, 10:18 PM #25