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iPhone 4 Pre Order Crashes Twitter, AT&T Websites

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With so much anticipation building up for today – June 15th, the day the iPhone 4 is officially available for pre order – everyone decided to stay until midnight to see if AT&T’s website would have the link available to pre order.

Let me first tell you that it’s now 12:44am EST and AT&T’s website does not have the pre order links for the iPhone 4 available yet. Their press release stated that the information to pre order the iPhone 4 will be here >>

The only exciting things that happened at midnight was that Twitter crashed right at midnight, and then for some users, AT&T crashed around 12:30am.

Now I can’t say for sure if all users experienced Twitter’s famous Fail Whale – the whale that appears when Twitter crashes due to spikes in traffic. But for me, Twitter was definitely down as I got the Fail Whale.

Then, on the AT&T Facebook Fan Page, people were reporting outages of the AT&T website around 12:30am.

All of this is more than likely due to the huge global demand to pre order the new iPhone 4. But as of right now, 12:48am, both the Apple website and AT&T’s website do not have any links to pre order the iPhone 4.

So for me, I’m heading to bed and I’ll check up on everything in the morning!

Until then, I hope the entire Internet doesn’t crash for the rest of you…

97 replies on “iPhone 4 Pre Order Crashes Twitter, AT&T Websites”

ok so Apple says it wont have a supply issue….but anyone trying to sell one is having a web server issue and is crashing their sites? pul-leeeeeeezzze!

well to be honest, I really think the iPhone will be available around 12:00 (PT) probably that’s why we all have to wait an extra 2 hours, but i can’t stay up until 2, so i’ll wait until tomorrow morning or something, and i think the websites are crashing not because is over loaded, but probably because they are making maintenance or something, well, peace everyone.

Actually, now (11:50 PST) if you sign up for notification on the AT&T site, it takes you to a "Pre-Order Now" page — but clicking that only takes you to the standard 3GS/3G page — error = (

Upgrade at AT&T website not apple.. Apple is crashing big time.. It’s 2:35am in Los Angeles and I just pre ordered mine on at&ts website.. Good luck..

@Ferociouz_Loko: it's possible you ordered the wrong phone – I see only the 3GS listed even when I click on the link for "iPhone 4 pre-order now" at AT&T's website. And Apple's site is definitely crashing as I try to complete the order. It never can make it all the way through.

Did the ATT site go down? I got to "add to cart" 15 times and each time I got an error. Awesome, thanks apple!

Awww man.. I checked and it said iPhone 4.. It charged me 367 for it.. I’ll go try and see something real quick.. Be back..

Ok.. Just went back to AT&T site and it’s right there.. I got pics on iPhone 2 prove it.. iPhone 4 16gb and 32gb.. Next to iPhone 3GS.. I’ll send pics to your email or text if u want??

i just checked att and the only way to order the phone right now is to buy it as a new customer. youll still get this discount but they screw you out of your unlimited data plan if you do that.

This is how I made my search..

1. Google- at&t upgrade (lower case)
2.Click on the second link “UpgradeYour Phone-Wireless From AT&T” That one.. Not “AT&T UpgradeAdvantage(SM)”.. K.
3. It will take you to a simple at&t page.. Says “Upgrade Your Phone”.. Now on first sentence you will see a blue colored link.. Says “myWireless Account”.. Click that one..
4. Sign in.. Takes you to your account page.. There u will see a link that says “Check upgrade Options”.. Click on that..
5. Select your phone and click on “upgrade Selected Lines”..
6. You Should see iPhone 4 now.. With the rest of iPhones.. If you don’t see it.. They might be doing maintance.. I pre ordered like that..

i got to the checkout for apple but then the price went up to $399, my upgrade is 7/17/10, that should qualify me for the early upgrade?

They charged me $367.99 For the 32GB.. 68 Dollar Tax!!! WoW!!! +$18 Upgrade fee!!! Am I getting ripped off??

This is ridiculous! It doesn't show up on the AT&T order page, just 3GS's. And Apples site come once an hour only to crash out again and go back to the maintenance page. I hate this crap. So now, as I'm sure everyone else is also, I am coming to the realization I will have to do this at an AT&T store…where all of you will be at. can't wait to stand in the line all over again. This sucks. I hate you apple and AT&T…but I love your phones.

The AT&T Wireless website is completely hung. Dead as a doornail. Can't even get on there to pay my bill…I guess they don't want my $$$. LOL

The AT&T Wireless website is completely hung. Dead as a doornail. Can't even get on there to pay my bill…I guess they don't want my $$$. LOL

Total apple mess up – the only way to order phone right now is in store and reserve – they can’t even connect to do online ordering


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