Yesterday Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more
than 600,000 of Apple’s new iPhone 4. 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. Many customers were turned away or abandoned the
process in frustration. We apologize to everyone who encountered
difficulties, and hope that they will try again or visit an Apple
or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock.
According to AT&T, that’s 10 times higher than the first-day pre-orders for the iPhone 3GS last year.
This is very good news for Android, because Vic Gundotra told us at I/O that Android is ahead of the iPhone in U.S. sales.
★ Wednesday, 16 June 2010