Apple and AT&T began taking preorders for the next generation of its iPhone this week, but interest in the new smartphone quickly overran the system.
Apple says the one-day preorder volume for the iPhone 4 was the highest it has ever experienced,. Altogether, on Tuesday. The sheer number of orders overwhelmed the online system, causing it to crash repeatedly throughout the day. Customers saw error messages when accessing the Web sites and experienced long delays while trying to create or update their AT&T accounts.
When the device will be in stock isn't clear. As of Wednesday morning, Apple.com showed the first availability of newly filed preorders would not arrive until July 14--weeks after June 24, the device's first official sale date. AT&T said Wednesday it hasfor the device.
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