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.
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.
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.
The hacker group responds to AT&T's earlier apologies, and that they're not thrilled with the kind of PR that they've been getting. Goatse Security doesn't feel their act was 'malicious' as AT&T said. They felt they did more of a public service.
You know it’s coming, and you know you want one. But do you know where and how to get one? Tuesday, June 15 is the official iPhone 4 pre-order date, and MacLife.com is here to give you all the details on a safe and trouble-free pre-order.
You'll recall that last week there was a bit of a stink made over personal details belonging to iPad 3G owners recieving data services from AT&T. According to the New York Times, AT&T spent the weekend apologizing to a horde of disgruntled iPad 3G users who suffered a data breach.
You may have heard tell of there being a wee bit of a privacy breach involving the iPad yesterday. The short of it is that a whole lot of iPad 3G users had their Email addresses and the ICC-ID information thrown out into the open air for everyone to see.
Who's to blame for the breach? There seem to be two different camps on this issue growing in the Apple blogosphere: One blaming Apple, the other blaming AT&T.