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  • Sold Out! July 2nd New iPhone 4 Ship Date


    Fewer than twenty-four hours have passed since preordering began for the 4th generation iPhone. Already, the supply has been virtually decimated - a reality that, according to at least one published report, became evident as early as 1:30pm PST Tuesday.

    And just imagine how many prospective buyers would have actually pulled the trigger on the new iPhone today if servers hadn't exploded and otherwise melted down at the moment of truth. Nonetheless, we at MMi hope for your sake that you managed to get your order in. Otherwise, all new orders will now be subject to a new ship date - July 2nd.

    AT&T's response, as chronicled by our friends at BGR:

    Because of the incredible interest in iPhone 4, today was the busiest online sales day in AT&T history. As of Tuesday afternoon, customers who preorder iPhone 4 moving forward will receive their device on June 25 or later, depending on when the order is placed. We’ll email customers with confirmation once their order is placed, and again when it ships. In addition, we will have devices available on a first-come, first-serve basis in our stores beginning on June 24.
    If you're looking to preorder a white iPhone, you're really out of luck, as Apple has even asked Best Buy to stop accepting preorders for the white model.

    As it stands, AT&T will notify customers via email with confirmations of order placement and eventual shipment. Unfortunately, AT&T will only have a limited number of new iPhones on hand come launch day (June 24th) on a first-come, first-serve basis. So serious are the supply issues at AT&T that the carrier has even temporarily blocked iPhone 4 pre-orders from employees. Nonetheless, it now appears that it will take some time for supply to catch up with the demand - overwhelming demand, that is.

    Last week, we reported that Robert Lai, chairman of Asia Optical, revealed that his company has been turning out some massive shipments of VGA lens kits for the updated iPhone's front-facing video camera since last month - enough, in fact, to place a monthly production estimate at three million units. Despite what was believed to be a swollen inventory of new iPhones, the initial batch apparently wasn't sufficient.

    And, as a result, getting the 4th generation iPhone could very well take longer than many of us had hoped.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sold Out! July 2nd New iPhone 4 Ship Date started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 208 Comments
    1. sunshinejenn03's Avatar
      sunshinejenn03 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      The more I read all this problems with order problems and inventory on iPhone 4, the more I realize how much I do not need this iPhone 4. Already have iPhone 3GS, is this iPhone 4 that much better than 3GS that I want to spend $400 for smaller storage newest version? Do I really need the camera when I do not like to be photographed? Do I need high def video that eats memory like crazy? Do I need to play with apps that is for the iPad? Is the faster CPU going to be that much better for me?
      Sad truth is no for all of the above, so you guys have 1 less person to compete against. Happy hunting for all you peps that is looking for iPhone, I will sit in my chair with some popcorn and wait for drama to unfold. Wonder who Jobes going to blame this low initial sales numbers catastrophe, probably AT&T.
      Low initial sales numbers? How is that possible when they sold out before the launch?
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      What? Not happy with 1 less person to compete against?
      Really do not see the reason to "upgrade" for $400 + $18 fee for early upgrade cost... What is the incentive? Few bucks more you can get larger screen iPad!(if you must have an Apple product) Sure there is no camera on iPad but if these were important to me, I would not have bought iPhones since there are plenty of other phones out there with better cameras.
      This is part of the reason I am not buying iPhone4 and it does not mean it apply to everyone. If all you can say is "waaaah" or " ", then I am glad for you that you think this is a good buy for your money. There is plenty of other options I can spend that $418+tax on.
    1. xyx's Avatar
      xyx -
      Quote Originally Posted by StoutFiles View Post
      Wouldn't make any sense for them to do that, unless Apple wants a bunch of returned phones so that people can exchange for the white. No, releasing it right after launch would be bad business sense.

      The return period is 30 days, so it will be sometime after this period. Rumor is mid-August, which fits perfectly.
      It wont surprise me if the apple STORES get them on launch day in limited quantities, not the online store. They've already achieved bad business sense by not releasing them for preorder.
    1. sunshinejenn03's Avatar
      sunshinejenn03 -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      What? Not happy with 1 less person to compete against?
      Really do not see the reason to "upgrade" for $400 + $18 fee for early upgrade cost... What is the incentive? Few bucks more you can get larger screen iPad!(if you must have an Apple product) Sure there is no camera on iPad but if these were important to me, I would not have bought iPhones since there are plenty of other phones out there with better cameras.
      This is part of the reason I am not buying iPhone4 and it does not mean it apply to everyone. If all you can say is "waaaah" or " ", then I am glad for you that you think this is a good buy for your money. There is plenty of other options I can spend that $418+tax on.
      I don't really care about your reasons. Spend your money however you want. The only thing that stuck out to me in your original post was your comment that Steve Jobs would blame AT&T for low initial sales numbers. Ludicrous, since pre-orders are sold out through mid-July.
    1. partycove's Avatar
      partycove -
      If everything went good on my order on the 15th and my date did not get push back. Should I get the phone on the 24th or it's getting shipped on the 24th???? Does any one know????
    1. BoostedEvoIX's Avatar
      BoostedEvoIX -
      Quote Originally Posted by partycove View Post
      If everything went good on my order on the 15th and my date did not get push back. Should I get the phone on the 24th or it's getting shipped on the 24th???? Does any one know????
      it gets overnight shipping so you can receive it on the 24th
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      So what is the latest release date, is it still June 2nd if preordering through Apple?
    1. renegaderon's Avatar
      renegaderon -
      Quote Originally Posted by bobright View Post
      So what is the latest release date, is it still June 2nd if preordering through Apple?
      July 14th now at Apple
    1. stlcaddie's Avatar
      stlcaddie -
      I ordered mine on the 15th but i didnt get through until 11:00pm so after the sale i got my email and it said on or after July 2nd. Damn the suspense
    1. saab9k's Avatar
      saab9k -
      Went to the AT&T store tuesday morning at 9am, was the only one there.

      fixed spelling.
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      Quote Originally Posted by saab9k View Post
      Went to the AT&T store tuesday morning at 9am, was the one one there.
      one one?
    1. Buffalano's Avatar
      Buffalano -
      How do you know when you should receive your iPhone?
    1. saab9k's Avatar
      saab9k -
      Quote Originally Posted by Buffalano View Post
      How do you know when you should receive your iPhone?
      Email next day said 24. We will see.

      Getting a 32, will probably sell it and buy a blackberry
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      i'll be waiting anyways, not coming out in canada for a while
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      when will it be released in Canada? I'm going up there from 7/10-7/13? Got some relatives up there I can get them to buy it for me.
    1. 3gs1289's Avatar
      3gs1289 -
      Quote Originally Posted by scooby4 View Post
      I forsaw this happening... Thats what happens when you have so much hype behind a revolutionary product
      Revolutionary??? How??? Everything the new iphone has the evo 4g already has and does. Apple fan boys gotta love them!
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 3gs1289 View Post
      Revolutionary??? How??? Everything the new iphone has the evo 4g already has and does. Apple fan boys gotta love them!
      Its revolutionary because the iPhone, in general, started the touchscreen revolution. Sure, touchscreen phones were around before the iPhone but Apple made touchscreens mainstream. Do you think the EVO would be around if it werent for Apple taking the chance and making a FULL touchscreen only interface? Probably not. Not to mention, I believe, its revolutionary just because of the sales numbers. MILLIONS of people cant be wrong. The EVO is a nice device. At least until HTC releases 20 more just like it and they all blend into the background. Apple puts out ONE phone a year and still manages to keep pace or even set the standard. Everyone says this phone or that phone is way better than the iPhone but you cant deny that everyone is trying to keep up with the iPhone.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by 3gs1289 View Post
      Revolutionary??? How??? Everything the new iphone has the evo 4g already has and does. Apple fan boys gotta love them!
      You're right. Apple sure can't compete with HTC's quality when it comes to putting a phone together.

      And let me know when EVO's total sale catch up to the iPhone 4 first day of pre-order sales.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Quote Originally Posted by 3gs1289 View Post
      Revolutionary??? How??? Everything the new iphone has the evo 4g already has and does. Apple fan boys gotta love them!
      Well, there are at least 600,000 of them (on PRE-order day) to love.
    1. prostock85's Avatar
      prostock85 -
      If it makes anyone feel better I just got an email confirming my 16g black was shipped via FED-EX today with an expected delivery date of the 23rd!!