Initial iPhone 4 launch sold out?

Xavier Verhoeven
16 June, 2010
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In news that doesn’t bode well for the eventual international release of iPhone 4, the US and UK Apple Stores appear to have sold the initial allotment of the new stainless-steel-and-glass beauty.

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.

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