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Apple's US online store appears to be choking under the load of iPhone preorders. As of 10:00am Pacific time on Tuesday morning — the first day that the iPhone 4 is available for preorders — a trip to the iPhone order page where you are asked "Are you a new or existing AT&T wireless customer?" — after a long delay watching the …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Halo

    It's what analysts call pent up demand...

    investors will love it!

  2. Robin Weston

    but wha....?

    So major US tech company can't forecast demand for the sales of 4th gen product?

    Or, and colour me in cynical, the outage wasn't accidental? I wonder if any of their servers needed "urgent" maintenance just about launch time?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Halo

    or maybe its the new MacMini

    terabyte HDD in a tiny 1.4 inch formfactor, but obviously hand carved by Steve himself as the prices are a bit outrageous in UK/EU.

    1. Giles Jones Gold badge


      At least it has HDMI with multichannel audio this time. I have a Mac Mini as my media centre and having a HDMI box with optical input to output HDMI+audio to the TV is a bit of a faff. Especially with a USB TV tuner hanging down also.

  4. FARfetched


    It's AT&T, or more precisely, AT&T's interface to Apple that's falling over.

    I placed a non-iPhone order on the Apple Store this morning, completely forgetting it's Pre-Order Day, and it sailed right through.

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    apples online store buckles

    and the uk store is fine haha just proves that in america there are so many apple fanboys and then they complain when there order dont go through. if i was to choose between the iphone 4 and the htc evo 4g i know which one id choose and it certainly wouldnt be apple not with there high price tags its crazy.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Good grief

      Maybe your mother could promise to buy you a smartphone if you stopped bunking off English lessons and improved your marks somewhat?

  6. YumDogfood

    Teh englizh llhang-gewage

    Jesus Hadron Collider! I thought my footy post was pushing legibility, and giving (my old) grammar a slight spanking.

    I am seeing this invasion of the perpetually perturbed stream of unconsciousness drivel creep into general use, and not only on the net. The dyslexic might want to think about adding a disclaimer to distance themselves from the true twits of the typo - I have time for those with problems, no time for those who are problems.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Fair warning

      I fully intend to pinch "Jesus Hadron Collider". That is all.

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