Apple ipad launch = FAIL

Discussion in 'iPad' started by scmguru, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. scmguru macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2007
    Hey Apple, ever heard of load testing software? I'd suggest you go out and buy some.. this pre order had been an EPIC FAIL so far..

    The site tells people to call the 800# then after 30 min on hold, the 800# tells people they can't order and to go back to the site.

    What a cluster..
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Considering how many impatient nerds are swamping the ordering, it's not that big a deal. Give it a day or so and it will be fine.
  3. MaxxTraxx macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2008
    Could you just wait man? People all over the country are doing the same thing as you.
  4. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Agreed. With nerds being the key word :cool:
  5. scmguru thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2007
    The point is, this is a multi billion dollar company who doesn't have enough IT sense to load test based on at least the load of users who swamped in to buy iphone 4's..

    Even Domino's pizza is smart enough to host in the cloud and load test during the superbowl...

    They probably don't need to because we'll buy the stuff anyways..


    PS- they are now sending "force close" commands to the apple store applications.. probably don't want them swamping their gear while they try and duct tape it together..
  6. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2008
    Southern California
    the store is down for updates. it has been down since the event went live.

    is isn't down due to traffic.

    there's a difference.

    this happens during every announcement if you've paid attention.
  7. scmguru thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2007
    Umm no.. it was back up and orders started flowing and it imploded under the weight of all the traffic..

    Check the sticky thread.

  8. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    The store was working briefly with people almost getting to the checkout page. It went back down though.
  9. gniss39 macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2007
    Eugene, OR
  10. normandy7 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
  11. Nightprowler macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    If you think them such idiots, why are you clamoring to get your paws on their product after only seeing a marketing demo?
  12. monkeylui macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    A Galaxy far, far away
    I do think it's funny, but if I have to wait any longer than tomorrow..... Just kidding.
  13. drenline macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    EPIC RAGE is more fitting for the thread starter.
  14. bambamyi macrumors newbie


    Apr 17, 2009

    all the lolnerds that flocked to preorder ipad should be shot!
    wait I tried to preorder too! :eek:

    I think I can wait a day.. or two... my MBP still is better than iPad.
    It has real quad core :D

    What really gets me is the fact that I bet more than half the people that flocks to the preorder probably will end up playing angry birds in retina! while they are on the bus... :mad:
  15. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010
  16. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    I think scmguru needs a hug.

    I got thru on my 3rd try :D

  17. towboattrash34 macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2009
    The only EPIC FAIL IS YOU....
  18. salmoally macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2012
  19. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
  20. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Their site maybe under attack. I've never seen this before.

    It's not like this is something new.

    Then again, I don't know
  21. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Sorry to say you can't opt out of that fee. =/
  22. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2007
    Okay I've gotta ask.... when did the world get so impatient? It's been, what, two hours, there's a swarm of purchasers probably larger than any concert ticket sale hitting a site and they're dealing with it. Surely it's not asking too much to just sit down, relax and wait for a little while? No? Just me then? Okay...
  23. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2008
    Southern California
    Oh, my bad.

    I did submit two orders about 45 minutes ago. A bit slow, but worked fine for me.

    I prefer when they launch at midnight PST. Half the US is asleep.

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