Apple store flakes after iPhone 4 price reveal
Broken links or error pages? The choice is yours
Apple's UK online store crumpled under a mass of fanbois this morning, which may or may not have been related to its opening up for iPhone 4 pre-orders.
The site posted pricing details for Steve's latest pocket wonder bar earlier and all seemed well - until the rest of the country piled in to check it out.
Earlier this morning some users were getting the pre-order page, but clicking on the link sent them on a fast train to Nowheresville.
By about 10 some users got an all-out error message when they tried to access the UK store, before multiple reloads gave them access to the pre-ordering process.
Others were still getting nada, except it looked like this:
Whether this is all part of Apple's cunning plan to pump up the hype around the launch or simply an inability to scale up for demand peaks is open to debate.
Either way, surely even the most hardened fanboi will eventually get fed up of being either manipulated or simply forced to wait to order the phone of this year's dreams. ®
Honestly, what is it with people's obsession about taking down Jobs and acting like Apple killed your dog? He's a tyrant, sure, but he's also revolutionized two and soon to be three industries. And the market has reflected that. He's got what people want, and they want to buy it. You feel differently. Apple isn't insulting you. (Google isn't liberating you, either — just try using non-Google products on your Incredible.) But this is how the market works. People have a choice—you made yours, great. Now shut up about it.
not tired of the Register
only of Apple's shiny turds.
Surely His Jobsness wouldn't actually make a website look like it was dying under the strain just to hook in morons? Oh Wait...
AC as I left my flame suit at home today