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Apple nets 600,000 iPhone 4 pre-orders in one day

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:40PM EST

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Apple has just announced that they netted 600,000 iPhone 4 pre-orders in one day. The pre-order bonanza was enough to bring down both Apple’s and AT&T’s ordering systems for several hours yesterday…and today. Six hundred thousand. Yikes. We’ve got the press release for you after the jump.

CUPERTINO, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Yesterday Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more than 600,000 of Apple’s new iPhone 4. It was 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. Many customers were turned away or abandoned the process in frustration. We apologize to everyone who encountered difficulties, and hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock.