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Apple Botches Major Product Launch, Website Down While Pre-Orders Begin

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It’s one thing to have your site fail under heavy traffic, as is the case with AT&T, but it’s another thing when pre-orders are now 20 minutes in on the day that your product is launching and your site is still down for maintenance. Apple’s online store, as of 12:21 AM Pacific Time, is still down with a message saying that they’ll be back soon.

For those that have been following, the iPhone 4S is supposed to be open to pre-orders beginning 12:01 AM Pacific Time on October 7. 

In the meantime, Sprint’s and Verizon’s stores are fully functional and both sites are ready to take your credit card information for those pre-ordering the iPhone 4S.

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    10/07/2011 at 1:01 am

    Sprint site is down it’s 1:00 a.m AZ I’ve been trying to purchase since 12:01 am on either Apple site or Sprint they are both down  uuuuuuuggghhhh!!!

  2. Anonymous

    10/07/2011 at 4:16 am

    I’m sure nobody will die, though. May be cry a little ?

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