iPhone se venderá como té caliente en el UK

07.07.2008 @ 17:03 \05\Mon, 07 Jul 2008 17:03:28 +0000\28 +0000 UTC

O2 began taking pre-orders for Apple’s new iPhone 3G through its website early Monday but was forced halt the service just hours later as UK consumers flooded the carrier’s servers and quickly consumed initial supplies.

Successful pre-orders were to be delivered by a courier on launch day, Friday July 11th, and customers were to be able to complete activation through iTunes from their homes.

Minutes later, however, O2’s automated upgrade system for existing iPhone owners buckled under pressure and was taken offline, leaving those customers without a means of placing their upgrade order.

At the same time, the pre-order system for new iPhone customers continued to function without a hitch, frustrating existing owners who were suddenly at a disadvantage given that O2 said it was taking pre-orders on a “first come, first served basis.”

Faced with these issues, O2 hours later would shut down its pre-order system completely. A message on the carrier’s website now informs customers that due to “huge demand,” iPhone 3G is currently out of stock online. Customers are asked to check back for more information on Thursday, July 10th.

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