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  • O2: Want an iPhone 4? See You in August!


    Apple's new iPhone 4 hasn't officially launched yet and already O2, a major British mobile carrier, says that those looking to purchase the updated Apple smartphone may have to wait until late summer to actually get their hands on one. In a public statement called “O2's response to iPhone stock shortage,” the carrier says that due to product constraints, iPhone 4 will initially be made available exclusively to current 02 customers.

    So with existing clients given first priority, all others are essentially left out in the cold until supply catches up with demand. “iPhone stock will be extremely limited in the UK at launch," says O2, "and not everybody who wants one will be able to get one straight away." Nonetheless, even O2’s subscribers won't be able to purchase the iPhone 4 through the O2 online store until “at least the end of July.”

    For all others... we'll see ya in August! That's the message many prospective iPhone 4 buyers are taking away from the British carrier's message this weekend. Even worse, if O2 is having this much trouble, imagine what other carriers in other nations will experience as the iPhone 4 comes closer to launch. Just today, Japan mobile firm Softbank stopped accepting iPhone preorders.

    Analogous to how the international marketplace went crazy for the iPad's release, the iPhone 4 could make the tablet's arrival look minimal by comparison. And no matter which way you slice it, Apple is ill-prepared for the frenzy that began Tuesday in the US when iPhone 4 preorder sales were 10 times higher than the first day of preordering for the iPhone 3GS last year. On day one, Apple and AT&T took well over one-half million preorders for the iPhone 4.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: O2: Want an iPhone 4? See You in August! started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      Quote Originally Posted by Harris.s.7 View Post
      You prat, the phone is made in China, from Chinese parts and labour it was only designed in America, as for the football, sorry soccer you have play 2 and drawn 2 against two average teams hows that good?

      Oh and before anyone starts about England being good at football,get a grip their not going to win!
      I'm english and they have a snowballs chance if they cant even beat the yanks or score against Algeria !
      I knew there was gonna be a cry baby to try and contradict everything i said. Even though most of our products are made in china, that doesn't change the fact that we designed it and everyone wants it. As for the football, if you know a good team when you see one, you'll know that U.S gets better every world cup. I know the U.S isn't gonna win (Yet. Both teams the U.S actually played against where actually pretty good from the crap i've been seeing in the world cup.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by swatpac View Post
      im proud of my country. We rule the technology industry, not japan or china! Now we are good at soccer too.
      ....ahahahahaha
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      i lold
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      English people are jealous of the U.S Because they couldn't handle us in football. And they invented the game! They invented the United States! We raped them in the civil war too. You guys cant handle the Greatest country in the World! Bring on the hate replies! I could do his all day loooonnngggg!

      Quote Originally Posted by Rob_Quads View Post
      What nationality is the lead designer behind the iPhone..?
      Hes from the U.S, But steve Jobs wanted him to use the British accent to get the U.K's Hopes Up.
    1. 19Dan89's Avatar
      19Dan89 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SwatPac View Post
      English people are jealous of the U.S Because they couldn't handle us in football. And they invented the game! They invented the United States! We raped them in the civil war too. You guys cant handle the Greatest country in the World! Bring on the hate replies! I could do his all day loooonnngggg!



      Hes from the U.S, But steve Jobs wanted him to use the British accent to get the U.K's Hopes Up.
      I'm not jealous and I'm English. Most teams in the World Cup have upped their game this time round. It's good to watch in most cases even if England don't win.

      USA is doing good considering it's not their primary sport, no need for the hostility, it's only a game.
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      Quote Originally Posted by 19Dan89 View Post
      I'm not jealous and I'm English. Most teams in the World Cup have upped their game this time round. It's good to watch in most cases even if England don't win.

      USA is doing good considering it's not their primary sport, no need for the hostility, it's only a game.
      You're a cool guy! Im just talking **** for the hell of it. You just described what i'm trying to say. I Don't know why i couldn't just say that. lol

      I just realized this whole thread went off topic. How did we go from iPhones & o2 to U.S Vs. U.K. I think it was kinda my fault.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Ok this needs to stop. We have members from all over the world. If the bashing of other countries continues infractions will be issued for instulting members. So please go back to topic and stop insulting people's homes.
    1. 19Dan89's Avatar
      19Dan89 -
      We are all members of the iDevice community we can get along.
    1. daffysam22's Avatar
      daffysam22 -
      Um, you know the civil war was the united states vs the confederacy, correct? Idiot.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      ^WTF? How in the hell is this relevant to the topic? Idiot!

      Very unfortunate.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by daffysam22 View Post
      Um, you know the civil war was the united states vs the confederacy, correct? Idiot.
      Good post.
      we all agree with that lol
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      Quote Originally Posted by daffysam22 View Post
      Um, you know the civil war was the united states vs the confederacy, correct? Idiot.
      Right you are. Didn't even catch that as I was typing it. Funny part is i forgot the name of the war i'm thinking about lol. Is it the war for independence? Kinda forgot **** like that when i stepped out of high school.

      BTW there's no need to name call because I know you would never say something like that if you where in front of me (At least if you enjoy having a pulse)
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      And as an added boot: insulting members gives you a nice little infraction point.
    1. julioa350's Avatar
      julioa350 -
      Well that's me waiting until August then... although I have to admit that I'm quite happy with my 3Gs at the moment but I know I'll want an iPhone 4 when the reviews begin to flood youtube.
    1. Oceanside's Avatar
      Oceanside -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ray661 View Post
      i wonder if they're going to make 1 million sold before launch, that would beat the iPad by far

      Edit: wow i'm first without even trying
      Judging by the 600,000 pre-orders, I think passing 1 million will be easy as pie
    1. gamebeater's Avatar
      gamebeater -
      I'm already an O2 customer so it's no skin off my nose. Nice to see someone who is interested in their current customers, rather than just taking the money and then treating them like crap and putting all their efforts into new customers.
    1. p3eps's Avatar
      p3eps -
      I'm already an O2 customer, but I'm glad I ordered a SIM Free one from the Apple store on Tuesday. With O2 not seeming to be doing pre-orders, its probably the only way I'd actually get one.

      I managed to reserve one at my local Apple Store too for my fiancee, but she doesn't want it because she wants a white one! I'm in 2 minds whether to cancel it, or take it and eBay it!
    1. gamebeater's Avatar
      gamebeater -
      Anybody know the prices of the Pay and Go iPhone 4's from O2? Apple are selling them for £499.
    1. mmurphmsu's Avatar
      mmurphmsu -
      Quote Originally Posted by p3eps View Post
      I'm already an O2 customer, but I'm glad I ordered a SIM Free one from the Apple store on Tuesday. With O2 not seeming to be doing pre-orders, its probably the only way I'd actually get one.

      I managed to reserve one at my local Apple Store too for my fiancee, but she doesn't want it because she wants a white one! I'm in 2 minds whether to cancel it, or take it and eBay it!
      I would say eBay if for sure. I bet you would at least make 3 times what you paid for it.