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Apple Sells Out of iPhone 4S Pre-Order Stocks for Launch Day in U.S.

Following the lead of international pre-orders, new orders for the iPhone 4S made through Apple's U.S. online store are now listed with shipping estimates of 1-2 weeks, indicating that the door has closed on the opportunity for customers to pre-order the device through Apple for launch day delivery.

Demand for the iPhone 4S appears to be very strong, with AT&T having reported that it alone had taken 200,000 orders in the first 12 hours of availability. Apple's online store struggled to keep up with the traffic as pre-orders went live, with company eventually resorting to offering order temporary reservations as connections to carriers' systems to verify eligibility and service plans became overwhelmed. Users who received reservations from Apple in the first few hours of availability have until 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Saturday to return and complete their orders before losing their priority standing.

The iPhone 4S will launch next Friday, October 14th in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

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96 months ago
iPhone 4S FAIL.

Oh, uh, wait a sec...


When will they learn, Siri?
Rating: 45 Votes
96 months ago
Apple is doomed!

Rating: 28 Votes
96 months ago
I can't wait to hear the haters spin this, haha.
Rating: 27 Votes
96 months ago
Looking forward to hearing some pretty impressive numbers on October 18.
Rating: 18 Votes
96 months ago

I can't wait to hear the haters spin this, haha.

There is already a thread here where one nutcase says the launch was a failure because it sold out and Apple was not able to keep up with demand...

Another genius who never took a class that explained supply and demand...

I guess that would make the HP tablet a success since they made 800,000 and only sold 20,000.... Plenty of them left in inventory.....
Rating: 17 Votes
96 months ago

I can't wait to hear the haters spin this, haha.

That’s easy: sure, thousands of people are snapping up this phone, but they’re all wrong! You see, it’s an all-new phone, yes, but it doesn’t have a new shape! What are people thinking, settling for that? :)
Rating: 15 Votes
96 months ago
Somewhere up there above...Steve is nodding in approval. :cool:
Rating: 14 Votes
96 months ago
Sales are going to be tremendous. I wonder what the lines will be like.
Rating: 11 Votes
96 months ago

Apples got plenty of phones to sell. Then there's the fact they can afford to constrict the supply in order to create the illusion of a shortage. Apple plays it's customers, it suppliers, the press and everyone else, very skillfully. They didnt get to the top by playing by the rules.

Like myself (and others) have pointed out, taking possibly over 1 million preorders for a single day's worth of sales is quite the task as it is. Not to mention the fact that thousands more will have to be available to sell in Apple Stores, AT&T stores, Verizon, Sprint, and 12 other international carriers all on Friday morning.

Unless you know a better way to get all of these units from the heart of mainland China across several continents and a few oceans, I suggest you take off your tinfoil hat.
Rating: 11 Votes
96 months ago

I can't wait to hear the haters spin this, haha.

It'll go something like this:

iPhone 4S will fail! It's a dud!

(Product sells in record numbers upon release)

All the iSheep bought it! Suckers!

(Apple posts record sales of iPhone 4S the following quarter, increasing market share, with barely more than two models.)

But Android still has greater share! Google is all about choice!

(iPhone 4S tops consumer satisfaction reports. Again.)

There must be something wrong with the survey/data/people, and/or the numbers are skewed/Apple bought everyone off (every year.)
Rating: 10 Votes

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