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Demand for iPhone in UK crashes O2's site

Demand for Apple's new iPhone is so strong that it's crashing websites.

At 8:00 AM UK time, the 3G iPhone went on "pre-sale." Within an hour, the site was down because it couldn't handle the traffic. By the afternoon, the pre-order allotment was gone.

Such is the demand for Apple's 3G iPhone.

By some accounts, interest in the 3G iPhone is ten times what it was the first time around. There arealready lines in front of Apple's Manhattan store. Of course, they were environmental activists, not Apple fans, but....

At a lower price and improved specifications, Apple may well hit the ball out of the park with this release. See you in line.