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  • AT&T Suspends iPhone 4 Preorders Indefinitely


    AT&T has "temporarily suspended" iPhone 4 pre-orders, following reports of security breaches and long delays trying to process upgrade eligibility requests. When you click the "Pre-order" link on AT&T's website, you now get a pop-up displaying the message: "Pre-orders for iPhone temporarily suspended." Apple said more than 600,000 iPhone 4 preorders were placed yesterday, and blamed "system malfunctions" for the delay. AT&T says they don't know when they can start taking pre-orders again.

    "iPhone 4 pre-order sales yesterday were 10 times higher than the first day of pre-ordering for the iPhone 3GS last year," AT&T said in the statement reported by AppleInsider. "Given this unprecedented demand and our current expectations for our iPhone 4 inventory levels when the device is available June 24, were suspending pre-ordering today in order to fulfill the orders weve already received," they said, adding that "the availability of additional inventory will determine if we can resume taking pre-orders."

    Apple usually does not release specific sales numbers, so the announcement that said they and AT&T took pre-orders for over 600,000 iPhone 4s was unusual. "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," the statement said. It's not clear whether the 600,000 number includes pre-orders at retailers like RadioShack and Best Buy.

    AT&T's announcement regarding the suspension notably did not refer to any fallout of security breaches experienced by some customers yesterday, which were attributed to a flawed server upgrade by "an AT&T insider" who wrote to Gizmodo.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Suspends iPhone 4 Preorders Indefinitely started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. farfromovin's Avatar
      farfromovin -
      Quote Originally Posted by vthree View Post
      is it just me? or can anyone else still continue to order an iphone from apple.com for the correct price?

      i did it once. and it worked, then i tried again today (3 or 4 days later) and i can still get a 32gb for 299 ...

      this is with the phone being shipped to my house...
      Me too. I wanna get 10 of them
    1. ggab's Avatar
      ggab -
      Pre-orders may be suspended but my company was able to get an order in today for me on our business account!