AT&T Sells Out of iPhone 4 Pre-Orders

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AT&T has sold out of the company’s allotment of iPhone 4 preorder units, as first reported by Boy Genius Reports and confirmed by AT&T in a statement. The company’s announcement is specific to AT&T’s own inventories, and not Apple’s or the other retailers offering the device.

The company said in a statement that June 15th “was the busiest online sales day in AT&T history.” Those who did successfully place a preorder sale through AT&T will receive theirs up on June 24th, but as of now, new preorder sales will be received on June 25th “or later.”

AT&T customers will be notified via e-mail when their iPhone 4 order is placed as to when they will receive their order. The company also said there will be additional inventory available on a first-come, first-served basis.

In the meanwhile, you can try to preorder through Apple’s Web site — a process that is still failing as of this writing — or use Apple’s new Apple Store app for the iPhone to place a reservation for an iPhone 4. Note that reservations are different from preorders. With a reservation, Apple will hold an iPhone 4 for you for pickup on June 24th. With a preorder, you tender credit card information at the time of the preorder.

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Meena Francis

It seems to be a lot easier to pre-order (not just reserve) your phone via Apple. I have been successful the past few attempts, so seems like it’s easing up!


Apple’s store is now showing ship dates of after July 2nd.


I was trying to order through Apple and AT&T.  Eventually, I made my order through AT&T. The whole process was a PITA.  Almost makes me wish I ordered a 3Gs instead.


People are really going to complain about ordering the hottest commodity on the planet and there being issues?

There needs to be some reeducation about supply and demand apparently. When one far outreaches the other, it’s pretty much a guarantee that there will be problems.


@Tiger Yeah but I want my pre-order to go without a hitch and everyone else to have all the problems. grin

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