Apple Sells 600,000+ iPhone 4
Over 600,000 pre-orders were taken in by Apple and its partners yesterday for the new iPhone. AT&T said it was 10 times the amount of pre-orders as it experienced last year for the 3GS. Because of such high demand, Apple, Radio Shack, and AT&T all suspended their pre-orders until they can fulfill the current pre-order backlog.
“It was the largest number of preorders Apple has ever taken in a single day and was far higher than we anticipated, resulting in many order and approval system malfunctions,” Apple said. “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.”
600,000 is more than twice the number of iPads sold over the launch weekend and it seems more than any of the partners and Apple expected to get, not only did the servers get a workout, it seems now that the shipping and packaging departments will as well!