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Preordering for Apple's iPhone 4 got off to a rocky start on Tuesday, with long lines, system outages, and an AT&T server that exposed sensitive account information for existing users of the must-have mobile device. For the second time in less than a week, Gizmodo reported, AT&T was caught exposing private information …


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  1. Inachu

    bad bad bad apple.

    It seems Apple really does not care about customer security anymore.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      did i miss something?

      When was this Apple's fault?

      I think you will find it is ATT

    2. nickrw

      Re: bad bad bad apple.

      Did you read the article? s/apple/att/i

    3. Anonymous Coward

      Nothing to do with Apple

      Blame AT&T.

    4. Anonymous Coward
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      Read much?

      > It seems Apple really does not care about customer security anymore.

      It seems you didn't even bother to read the article.

      It was AT&T - not Apple you pillock!

      1. Anonymous Coward

        Please do not feed the troll

        Please do not feed the troll. Thank-you.

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  3. Anonymous Coward

    AT & T




    1. Andy 17

      No Biggie

      Just change your identity and relocate - no big deal

  4. MarkRBowyer
    Jobs Horns

    Browser selection?

    I couldn't get it to work in the UK at first yesterday morning - but I was using Firefox. On a hunch I tried Safari, and wasn't at all surprised to find it working a lot better. I completed my order (and then canceled the £10,000 iPhone 4 Dock) in Safari while attempts with Firefox kept giving me server error pages. Yes, I had to hit reload a few times and log in twice, but it worked. It wasn't until after they shut the store down for an hour and brought it back that Firefox got in to look at the iPhone and accessories pages.




    1. Anonymous Coward
      Jobs Halo


      Well obviously they've implemented HTML5, which as everyone knows only Safari can deal with. Duh.

  5. lucmars

    Apple should become a telco then

    After all, if telcos give the feeling of a bad experience with the Apple's products, Apple should control that too.

  6. Andy 17

    No Biggie

    Just change your identity and relocate. No big deal!

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    How can you have read that article and think it's all Apple's fault? As far as I can see AT&T suck in the US, makes me feel luck y to have 5+ operators over here in the UK!

  8. A Non e-mouse Silver badge
    Dead Vulture

    Misleading headline ?

    Er, isn't the problem more here AT&T's website(s), rather than the iPhone, Apple, etc ?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Dead Vulture

      Arse Monkeys invade Microsoft

      Don't be silly, misleading headlines grab attention more than the truth! Note: this title is in fact true.

  9. Scott 1


    It was AT&T who made the blunder. Not that I mean to imply that Apple loves its customers, but that this particular incident shouldn't reflect badly on them.

  10. rcdicky

    The title of the article unfairly points at the iPhone/Apple

    Yes, once you're in and reading it's very clear it's an AT&T issue, but the title should read "AT&T iPhone 4 Preorder System"

    Guessing it'd generate more page hits or something the way it is...

    And damn AT&T, glad we don't have you here in the UK!

  11. TeeCee Gold badge

    "AT&T representatives didn't respond to an email seeking comment."

    Just a suggestion, but maybe they've all taken advantage of the staff discount and bought iPads from, er, AT&T?

    Thus either your missive is buried under a mountain of spam or it's languishing in an inbox which is pwned by someone else these days. I'd suggest calling them on the phone, but from the gist of previous articles here they probably haven't got a working one of those either.

  12. Giles Jones Gold badge

    Second failure

    Firstly AT&T exposed emails of iPad users and now this.

    I wonder why Apple stick with these clowns? I guess they give Apple a big cut of monthly rental charges, money that should really be spent improving their network.

  13. the bat
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    Weird Programming

    I think the guy in the basement is with a cobol for dummies is writing ATT software!

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