The shipping date, which was previously 24 June has slipped back to 2 July, after what has likely been a busy day for both Apple and AT&T, whose sites were reportedly sluggish or down at various times throughout the hours since pre-orders began. AT&T pre-orders are, at the time of writing, ‘temporarily suspended’.
According to a report from Gizmodo, AT&T also had some security issues with the iPhone 4 launch, where users were apparently being greeted by other users’ details when they logged in to order.
Let’s hope that the massive popularity doesn’t push back a local release, as it did for the iPad. Likewise, hopefully when our telcos do offer the iPhone 4, their systems won’t melt under the pressure.