Got an iPhone 4 yet? No? You're gonna have to wait now
This changes everything. Again
iPhone 4 wannabes who blinked, or most likely were hit with an error message, will now have to wait until next month before they can get their hands on one of the coveted talking lightboxes.
Apple started taking pre-orders for the smudge-a-phones just yesterday morning. However, whether by accident or design, most wannabe buyers seemed to get error messages for most of the morning.
It would seem some did manage to get beyond this game of cyber-footsie and actually got to order the devices for late June delivery. But those that didn't have now been told they must wait till July before they can get the things delivered. That applies to the UK and the US.
Buyers in both the US and UK were treated to system crashes that stopped them consummating their orders. US buyers scored the extra bonus of a security leak, with AT&T exposing account information for existing users.
While other firms would balk at the potential for lost orders and PR fallout, this of course is all part of the carnival surrounding any major Apple launch. Why finish building it when they'll come anyway? ®
Yes, yes, but cut to the chase
Did the "Will It Blend?" team get one?
Dare I say... yawn
I can see the whole iPhone 4 thing is going to bore me rigid. In the same way I now skip the iPad parts of the Apple related podcasts I listen to, I will also start skipping the iPhone parts as well, leaving me with a scant few minutes from a 60 minute program to listen to.
Like we couldn't predict it was going to sell out... and video calls I ask you. I can hardly wait, after all, it was only nine years ago that 3 launched a video calling service that worked between video phones of different models and (gasp) over 3G (no really, I kid you not, the technology does exist).
iPhone video calling is a huge con in as much that it is clearly all routed over the internet - so while it might work on your home connection it really won't work on any of the open or bundled wifi services that exist today. But its a great way to encourage people to upgrade.
I never thought an Apple product would leave me colder than the iPad did. I think I'm going to hibernate for the summer and hope that by the Autumn people will have realised that the 'fourth coming' really hasn't changed the world...
OK, bring on the flames...
Only $360 million in pre-order sales (and that is if they are all 16GB models).
I guess some people (i.e. you) are very hard to impress.
IMHO Getting a zombie cult up and running is pretty impressive too. ;-)