Iphone 4: Back Ordered until June 29th

The saga of the iPhone 4 continues, at least for now. But if you were hoping to get your hands on a new iPhone 4 when it launched 6/24, hope again. Apple and At&t have essentially pushed back their release date to the non pre ordering crowd.

If you were one of the lucky few, ok if you were one of the lucky 600k customers to get your iPhone 4 pre-order in before the infamous cutoff time then you should feel comfortable knowing that you will get your new toy on 6/24 or sooner for that matter.  Across America there are iPhone 4’s being delivered as of today, that’s two days earlier than expected. However if you placed your pre-order after the cut off time, you will indeed be waiting a few more days for your new toy. If you avoided the iPhone 4 pre-ordering fiasco thinking I will go in early on the 24th and get mine, think again. Due to an amazing demand, that has put the pet rock to shame, At&t has announced today that they will not have any iPhone 4’s for sale in their stores until June 29th. But again if you made you’re pre-order within that cut off time you should see you phone either delivered or it will be avalible for pickup on the 24th.

The iPhone 4 may not be avalible when release date comes around, but you can rest assured that At&t will take care of you, saying in their official statement “AT&T will offer the convenient option of purchasing iPhone 4 and having it delivered to a home or business or an AT&T store”. I think that’s what your customers were trying to do on the 15th.

So the wait for the masses continues. Apple reported a while back that they are expecting to sell 3 million of these iPhone 4 devices each month. It is hard to believe they only had 600k to go around.

This is an obvious under estimation on Apples part, and the blame on this is obviously in their court.

But tell me what you think; are you waiting on an iPhone 4?

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