AT&T: Apple iPhone 4 preorders sold out

Well, it’s not much of a surprise considering how much chaos hit Apple and AT&T’s websites this morning, but the second-largest U.S. carrier said it has sold out of its allotment of first-day preorders for the iPhone 4.

In an e-mailed statement to the press, the nation’s second-largest carrier said the demand for the next Apple smartphone was incredible. You can still preorder your iPhone 4 through the websites, though, but those won’t be shipped until a later date. The die-hard Apple fans will also still be able to line up for one on June 24, launch day.

Because of the incredible interest in iPhone 4, today was the busiest online sales day in AT&T history. As of Tuesday afternoon, customers who preorder iPhone 4 moving forward will receive their device on June 25 or later, depending on when the order is placed. We’ll e-mail customers with confirmation once their order is placed, and again when it ships. In addition, we will have devices available on a first-come, first-serve basis in our stores beginning on June 24.

So, I guess it’s safe to say that the leaked prototype didn’t do anything to kill preorder demand. The amount of interest is also pretty crazy because you know a lot of those buying the iPhone 4 just shelled out at least $500 for an iPad. Apple looks like it will have another banner quarter.

The last two versions of Apple’s smartphone have sold more than a million units in the launch weekend and I wouldn’t be too surprised if the iPhone 4 doubled that, depending on how many markets it launches in. You can rest easy if you’re not on AT&T or aren’t willing to switch, as each of the other three major carriers have a smartphone that can go toe-to-toe with Apple’s next phone.

Verizon Wireless users can rock the Droid Incredible (and soon, the Droid X), while Sprint users can gloat about their WiMax capabilities with the EVO 4G. T-Mobile customers should soon be getting the stellar Samsung Galaxy S, so it looks like a great time to be looking for a smartphone.

  • John

    Sure you can get other phones, but it's like telling someone that wanted a Porsche that they can still rock in a Chevy…Yeah, they both roll on tires but that's where the similarities end…Same with the Iphone VS all others…You either own an Iphone or a almost good enough wannabe!

  • Dobi

    HA HAA HAAA!!!

    What lies, how do you sellout of preorders???
    What a joke.

    O well, thats what ATT is best known for, biggest lier in the industry.

    • Mike

      You have no fucking idea how many orders we did yesterday (i work at an ATT corporate store) when the numbers get released, best believe it will be shocking.

      • marcus

        dude do you have any idea how long theyll take to restock if and when
        the iphone 4 is sold out

  • Dobi

    Stop the Lies, it's not soldout, how do get preorder soldout, thats a joke. What did you have just 5 phone available for preorder? What a joke ATT is.

    iPhone is behind in the race. Android phones are way ahead of iPhones.

    HTC EVO 4G is so much better, does so many functions that iPhone can only dream of.
    Droid phones are also so much better than iPHones. In fact latly iPhone has been trying to play catchup.

    • mike

      AT&T sold more iphone 4 than EVo will sell all 2010. guaranteed. You have no idea. it was crazy yesterday.

    • guest

      you really have no idea what you are talking about. FAIL

  • Dobi

    Lack of comments posted says it all; none is interested in any iPhone. Go to any HTC EVO 4G, Droid phone article and you will find hundreads of comments being posted.

    Stop the LIE that is ‘iPhone4 preorder soldout’.

    • Marin

      Go to the article about preorders for the iPhone and see the response from readers –

      and you can sell out of your allotment of preorder units. This isn't like Microsoft artificially putting a limit on the number of software it will sell at a discount, as physical products generally do have a certain allotment.

  • Don

    I agree with. We havethe highest customer.satisfaction rate.among smart phones, what else do you need?

  • Jew Mark

    As of Tuesday afternoon, customers who preorder iPhone 4 moving forward will receive their device on June 25 or later, depending on when the order is placed.

  • redm

    You people are fail. The Iphone 4 blows away the competition as far as technology. If you think the droid phones are as clean, polished or usable as the Iphone 4 your kidding yourself.

    AT&T has the fastest network go see the independent study done and shut your pie hole.

  • moises

    hahaha that's att for you, they want people to think that the iPhone is so above every one else they will go to the extend of saying something like this stupid lie to steal some of the attention android is getting, hahahaha, how the hell you sold out pre orders but you can still order go figure.

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  • Jonathan Scott

    Did this guy really just say that Droid is the best?? What? is he smoking crack? What other phone do you know has facetime? a display like no other? stop kidding yourself. Apple has the worlds largest app selection…whose phone is always being promoted by major businesses when it comes to their mobile services? I’ll give you a hint…there’s an app for that!

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