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Apple iPhone 4 pre-orders top 600,000 in a single day

by Tarinder Sandhu on 16 June 2010, 22:41

Tags: iPhone, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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Earlier today, we reported that Apple had suspended pre-orders for the hotly-anticipated iPhone 4 smartphone.

We wondered what kind of pre-order deluge would necessitate the suspension of orders. It seems that a whopping 600,000 units is the magic number, according to a press release on behalf of the colossus from Cupertino.

Apple goes on to say that the iPhone 4 represents "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."

The near-hysterical pre-ordering is all the more impressive given that, in the UK, a SIM-free iPhone 4 will set you back a cool £499 for a 16GB model and a further £100 on top for a 32GB version. Heck, the über smartphone will cost you £229 on an 18-month contract at £35pm. That's a basic outlay of £859, folks. Start saving them pennies!

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WOW! I admire Apple's ability to enslave people
I just don't get this…..expensive, locked in, overhyped and not that great a product!
actually this is the first one worth actually buying!

At the time the screen on the original was crap, and it was never EVER refreshed, the distance between glass + display was also abysmal.

They also claim to have fixed the battery life.
I just don't get this…..expensive, locked in, overhyped and not that great a product!

Expensive? Probably, HTC will set you back around £400-£500 so not that much of a difference…
Locked in? Deffo but most people don't care, they are consumers not technology freaks.
Overhyped? A lot would argue all day long that featured are great, others would say they're about the same as on other smartphones.
Not that great product? Partially as above, sales/pre-order would prove most of people wrong?

My missus has one and she just loves it, I'd probably don't get one.