If you wanted to participate in the iPhone pre order today and wanted a white iPhone you were out of luck because they aren’t available. And even if you wanted a black iPhone for quite some time those weren’t available either.
It seems that Apple was having a few technical difficulties because of the flood of people wanting the new iPone 4. The toll free 800 lines got so jammed up that it defaulted to an automated message telling would be customers to try later. I’m sure Steve Jobs and other Apple execs just love to know that literally millions of dollars of sales will have to wait until tech support gets on the ball and fixes whatever the heck is going on.
If you decided to head over to Best Buy or Radio Shack and place your pre order then everything was okay. The problem was apparently the way Apple’s order servers were talking to AT&T order servers and things got pretty hosed up in the process and no one, at least when trying from Apple was able to pre order the new iPhone.
Which brings up to the other story about the only black iPhones being available as of order time. All we have to say is, bummer! People are complaining that the white iPhone 4 isn’t avilable, but I thought I saw a commercial where there were about 5 different colors available. There doesn’t seem to be any mention of that anywhere now.
What’s the point in the rush anyway? If you want a new iPhone, just wait a couple of weeks and I’m sure everything will be fine and you will get your precious phone.
In the mean time, if you’d like your chance at getting a brand new iPad, check this out.