A lot of unhappy, disappointed people on June 24?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mark Booth, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Mark Booth macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    There is an amazing number of people that placed their pre-orders by relying on an AT&T, Best Buy, or Radio Shack rep to simply take their information down on a piece of paper and input it later.

    Likewise, there seems to be a high number of people that are uncertain if their pre-order reservations (for Apple Store pick up) actually went through.

    I'm afraid there are going to be a lot of unhappy, disappointed people come June 24. I hope I am wrong and that everyone that wanted one (well, a black one anyway) gets to take possession of their iPhone 4 on June 24.

  2. markel253 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2008
    Hope so ... and I intend to take a copy of my email confirmation with me!
  3. mpuck972 macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    Todays issues were just the tip of the iceberg, wait until they have to try to activate all these phones at the same time.
  4. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    We had this much trouble for reserving. Imagine when we try to port our numbers, add fan numbers, add and remove features and change rate plans.

    I bet a lot of representatives will have issues on June 24th for following things.

    1. Itunes will crahs. Really. It will
    2. Your number will not port correctly.
    3. Your plan will be screwed up or your feature will be doomed.
    4. Adding a fan number? Please come back later like week later.
    5. I have seen some reps drop your new shiny iphones while activating them. So, yea...
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Nonsense. Everyone who wants an iPhone on the 24th will get one. Maybe not at RS or BB, but Apple will have plenty. Lots of nervous nelly nubes here that's all.
  6. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    I think I'll skip all that drama. I ordered my phone to be shipped to the local AT&T Store. But I'm out of town on the 24th. I'll pick it up on the 27th or 28th after the lines die down and iTunes is up and running again.
  7. bigdaddyjo macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    In-Store reservations

    I feel for all the folks who reserved in good faith -- in order to get proper pricing Apple's going to have to hit the same AT&T servers that were croaking all day today.

    God forbid they make everyone register their phone in store, I remember the carnage of the 3G launch. I hope they can at least let people walk out of the store and take the phone home to register, but I'm thinking the reserve lines are going to take a very long time due to the need to confirm update eligibility with AT&T servers.
  8. bigbrowntruck macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2009

    There will be a lot of unhappy people with iPhones on the 24th when they can't activate them. 1/2 will be mad they never got their phones and the other 1/2 will be mad they can't activate them. 27th or 28th might not be so bad then.
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Fuster Cluck - premiers June 15.

    Fuster Cluck II - premiers June 24.
  10. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    This is the reason that I decided to go ahead with my Apple order. If it does ship in advance for a 24th delivery, I am going to wait on activation until the 26th or 27th.

    I am going to cancel my BB order when the Apple.com order ships.

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