Ireland has been promised iPhone 4 for late July, but in what was described as the largest number of pre orders, Apple has ever taken in a single day, that’s over 600,000 pre orders (yes pre-orders).We assume this is not just USA. This of course crashed servers, and today pre-orders have been pushed to July 14th in US and July 2nd in UK. The iPhone 4 will actually go on sale June 24th in the US, but if you don’t have a pre-order in by now chances of getting one on the 24th are close to none.
So will Ireland get the device in late July? Maybe… stock problems have been a big problem here in the past when new iPhones were launched, we can hope that this won’t happen again, as we have a bigger choice in networks selling iPhone (3, Vodafone, O2), but as Apple struggles to keep up with pre-orders in the US, you can imagine that Europe won’t be a priority.
Yesterday Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more than 600,000 of Apple’s new iPhone 4. It was the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day and was far higher than we anticipated, resulting in many order and approval system malfunctions. Many customers were turned away or abandoned the process in frustration. We apologize to everyone who encountered difficulties, and hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock.