iPhone 4 sells out on first day

16 Jun 201053 Views

Reports from the US suggest the iPhone 4, which went on sale for pre-order yesterday, sold out on its first day with AT&T stocks running dry along with those on the Apple online store.

Many punters who pre-ordered the device won’t be getting their hands on them on launch day, 24 July.

Apple says the next batch of iPhone 4s won’t be ready for shipping until 2 July.

According to TechCrunch, the first day of pre-orders were bedevilled by technical hitches, with many people unable to complete their orders online or by phone. Apparently, the system is running just fine now.

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People who will have to wait until 2 July may have to wait a little longer for their shiny new toy as this is just the shipping date.

However, there may be a window of opportunity for iPhone-crazed shoppers – the elusive white iPhone 4 didn’t go up for pre-sale last night and it is suggested a few may find their way in to the wild.

 

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years

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