Apple, Verizon Sell Out iPhone 4 Pre-orders

Less than 24 hours after Apple and Verizon began accepting pre-orders for the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 both companies have already stopped. Only existing Verizon customers were eligible to participate in the pre-order program.

iPhone 4 pre-orders sold out

With all of the pre-order phones snatched up, the rest of Verizon’s customers, along with the general public, will have to wait until February 10 for a chance to get their hands on an iPhone 4.

Verizon announced it would start selling the iPhone 4 during a media event in early January. Previously, Verizon was locked out of the iPhone game because the combination iPod and smartphone wasn’t compatible with its network.

Apple, however, built a new model that supports the CDMA-based wireless technology Verizon uses for its cell network. All other iPhone models use the GSM wireless technology AT&T and cell carriers around the world rely on.

Starting February 9, potential customers will be able to pre-order the Verizon iPhone 4, and on February 10 they can purchase one at Apple and Verizon retail locations as well as online.