AT&T: Please wait for next delivery

A long queue outside Holborn Bakery in Lambs Conduit Street waiting for the next delivery of bread during the industrial dispute.

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If you plan to go to AT&T homepage and pre-order an iPhone 4, you are too late. AT&T has just suspended taking pre-orders for the new iPhone 4 after only one day of pre-orders.

From Engadget:

iPhone 4 pre-order sales yesterday were 10-times higher than the first day of pre-ordering for the iPhone 3G S last year. Consumers are clearly excited about iPhone 4, AT&T’s more affordable data plans and our early upgrade pricing.

Given this unprecedented demand and our current expectations for our iPhone 4 inventory levels when the device is available June 24, we’re suspending pre-ordering today in order to fulfill the orders we’ve already received.

The availability of additional inventory will determine if we can resume taking pre-orders.

In addition to unprecedented pre-order sales, yesterday there were more than 13 million visits to AT&T’s website where customers can check to see if they are eligible to upgrade to a new phone; that number is about 3-times higher than the previous record for eligibility upgrade checks in one day.

We are working hard to bring iPhone 4 to as many of our customers as soon as possible.

Maybe, it is just like what the new iPhone 4 advertising says: This changes everything. Again. And AT&T screws it up. Again.

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