The iPhone 4 pre-orders started today, and as expected, it's total AT&T network chaos. Would-be iPhone owners are frustrated with Apple's pre-order page and with the inability to verify their account with AT&T.
To add insult to injury, no white iPhones. Ray's sad.
Whether it was through neglect or indifference or a market focus elsewhere, certain kinds of gaming have long been a PC-dominant endeavor. iPhone game app sales likely helped draw some attention to Mac users' game lust. So it was a pretty big deal when Valve announced Steam was coming to Mac users everywhere. Now according to a Valve employee, those desires are going to be stoked even higher.
Boy Genius Report is reporting that AT&T's stock for launch day has been officially sold out. Anyone who managed to get through the pre-order process after 1:30PM Pacific Time will have to wait between June 25 and July 5 to get their new unit.
Engadget has managed to receive an official statement:
"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 customers aren't on fire after todays iPhone 4 pre-ordering fiasco this just might light them up. Gizmodo is reporting that todays "iPhonecalypse" is due to what an AT&T insider says was caused by "a major fraud update that went wrong. " The result: exposure of an unknown number of users' private AT&T information.
Valve just showed E3 attendees an awesome teaser trailer for Portal 2. Too bad the game has been pushed back, beyond its regularly scheduled due date. Anyway, check out the teaser shown at Sony's E3 keynote. It's definitely something to look forward to in 2011.
Apple has just release its latest software update for the Snow Leopard operating systems with fixes that will squash bugs related to the Mac keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive, as well as a glitch that keeps Adobe's Creative Suite 3 from opening. Safari 5 is also included in this 315MB update and it's available now.
The following glitches have also been fixed:
- issues with copying, renaming and deleting files on SMB file servers - more reliable VPN connections - playback issues in DVD player with the Good Quality setting - issues with editing photos using iPhone or Aperture in full screen mode - compatibility with braille displays
We were a bit surprised when Apple announced the release of Safari 5. We hadn’t heard rumors about the new version, or the features that it contained. This update is not just simply a rehash of the previous version of Safari, though. It includes all new features and some never-before-seen things that make Safari 5.0 our favorite little browser on the Mac.
We feel like we are at a baseball game and the score is AT&T four, and the rest of us, a big fat zero. We are four for four in failed iPhone launches with AT&T appearing to be the one to blame once again. The day started off badly and it doesn't look like things are going to get better any time soon as iPhone 4 customers continue to complain about not being able to pre-order Apple's latest iPhone.
Will Google attempt to drink Apple's musical milkshake this fall? All signs point to... eventually. The folks over at CNET explain that from what well-placed sources in the music industry have been whispering of late, the company could have their digital music service up and running as early as this fall. The rumor comes after Google's recent sly remarks surrounding their desire to bring Android users a superior music experience for their devices, not to mention the discovery ealier this month of a potential Google Music logo.
After only three months on the market, its safe to say that developers loves them some iPad. According to TUAW, the App Store has laid claim to hosting 10,000 native iPad applications and counting: that's a whole lotta tap and swipe awesome. If you've yet to take a peek at the full catalogue of native Apps, doing so is easy: Just visit the "Featured" section on your iPad and then give a tap to the "Release Date" tab.
Some days, it just doesn’t pay to live in the United States. Take today, for instance, as Apple begins taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4 both here in the U.S. and in a handful of international locations, including the United Kingdom. While we’re SIM-locked to one carrier, the often-controversial AT&T, U.K. iPhone 4 buyers not only have plenty of choices for their carrier, they can even buy a totally unlocked, SIM-free handset, too.
God bless those rumors, they were right on the mark yet again. Although the online Apple Store is down at this writing after being crushed by overnight iPhone 4 and updated Mac mini orders, an official Apple Store app has indeed appeared in the App Store and is available to download now.