In a short Press release, Apple announces 600,000 pre-orders for iPhone 4 received my Apple Store and its carrier partner AT&T on the Day-1 of pre-orders. Apple has also apologized for the pre-order disaster yesterday saying the a number was “far higher” than the company anticipated.
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.
According to AT&T that they received 10-times the number of iPhone 4 pre-orders than last year’s iPhone 3GS. via [9to5mac]