iPhone 4 Pre-Order on Apple Store App

If you’re one of the many that were not successful pre-ordering your iPad today because of all the AT&T fiasco, then their might be some light at the end of the tunnel.

It’s official, AT&T is sold out of iPhone 4 pre-orders for the launch day. Your only hope is now Apple. At the time I am writing this, Apple’s website is still crashing when trying to pre-order an iPhone 4.

From my personal experience, if you want to get to pre-order the iPhone 4, your best way is to go through the Apple Store application that was released this morning. You won’t be able to per-order to get your iPhone delivered, however you will be able to reserve your iPhone 4 for pickup.

I just went through the process again and I was able to reserve another iPhone 4 (which I’m going to cancel right away). Be careful though, reserving an iPhone doesn’t guarantee that you will be able to get one.

Per Apple’s own words: “Pre-authorization does not guarantee iPhone availability at an Apple Retail Store. iPhone is sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Your reservation is valid for pickup only at the Apple Retail Store that you selected. If you do not collect your selected item(s) by the designated date and time, your reservation will be canceled.”

Good luck, and let us know how it goes.

  • Brian

    Mine is in the shopping cart. Now if they will just take my money it will be delivered on the 24th.

  • John

    Holy shit, I actually got an order number!!!!!

    Apple web site, finally, at 10:05 p.m. EDT.

    Seriously, wtf, this was a total disaster. Like everyone I spend all damn day trying to order this.

    I can understand a hick-up or two, but not this cluster fuck. This has to be on AT&T. I hope Steve’s health held through the day.

    Belt and suspenders, I also have on reserved at the apple store 45 minutes away, just in case a shiny new iPhone does not arrive on June 24, I’ll mosey on over to the store to get the one waiting for me.

    So, fingers crossed, saying Hail Mary’s till June 24.

    Oh, those shits at AT&T, only will deliver to my billing address, so I have to work from home that day, instead of having it sent to the office (signature required.)


  • Brian


    I was finally able to give my money to Apple. Looking forward to the 24th now!

  • Both sites are still down for me, it’s 10:45 AM Eastern, I feel like the people saying they were successful are lying to frustrate those who are routinely checking every 15 minutes or so.

  • luvmyiph

    it should guarantee you one if you pick up by “designated time and date” which is until close of business on June 24th.. right?

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  • Gdoggg27

    I just received an email from apple saying: “When you come in to pick up your iPhone 4, you’ll be directed to a line for those with reservations. We’ll have Specialists ready to transfer your contacts, set up email, and help you get apps so your iPhone is just the way you like it. We look forward to seeing you at the store.”

    I reserved my Iphone 4 thru the Apple Store app.

    I’m feel releived now that I know I will get an iphone4 for sure!

    This is the first thing Apple has done right in the whole Pre-Order/Reserve process. No waiting in line at the Apple store!