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post #121 of 246
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Originally Posted by AaronJ View Post

It wasn't speculation. According to Apple, it was supposed be 12:01 PST. Obviously, there are problems somewhere along the line.

of course it was supposed to be - but the headlines and article suggested it happened, long before any one on this site for example had ANY luck, since apple store was still "we'll be back...
post #122 of 246
We are currently experiencing high volumes of iPhone orders and may require up to 1 minutes to access your AT&T account information. In order to maintain the priority of your order, please remain on this page.


new message.. they keep adding text.. round 5.. ATT and APPLE fail again.. and we'll all still come back until we get the new phone.
post #123 of 246
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Apple and select partners began taking pre-orders of its new iPhone 4S smartphone early Friday ahead of its October 14th launch date, though some outlets, including Apple's own online store, ran behind schedule.

The Cupertino, Calif., iPhone maker initiated advance sales of the iPhone 4S early Friday, slightly later than originally promised. For those unsure whether they are eligible for an upgrade, Apple offers customers the ability to check eligibility with its three wireless carrier partners in the U.S.

Verizon and Sprint began offering pre-orders on their websites on Friday, though AT&T has yet to begin sales on its website. Vodafone in the U.K. has also started pre-orders of the handset. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB iPhone 4S models sell for $199, $299 and $399, respectively, with a 2-year contract in the U.S.

The new handset will launch on Oct. 14 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.K. Customers will be able to purchase the device from the Apple Online Store, Apple's retail stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers and participating wireless operators.

Apple is pursuing its fastest international roll-out ever for the iPhone. Following the initial roll-out, the new handset will arrive in 22 more countries later this month. The company expects to sell the device in 70 countries on 100 carriers by the end of 2011.

The iPhone 4S was unveiled at an Apple media event on Tuesday. The handset features the same external design as the iPhone 4, while sporting improved internals, such as the A5 processor, a 8-megapixel camera and a re-designed antenna. Apple is also touting the Siri voice assistant feature available exclusively on the new smartphone.



According to All Things D's Ina Fried, Apple plans to offer an unlocked version of the iPhone 4S, though the company has yet to announce pricing. However, Apple warns in the fine print on its website that CDMA functionality is only available on the handset if it is "sold and activated for use on a CDMA network."

Apple will likely have bolstered its servers in preparation for crushing pre-order demand. Last year, the company experienced a meltdown with its online store and phone lines due to overwhelming customer interest in pre-ordering the iPhone 4.



Total pre-order sales are expected to outstrip last year's record, given that 16 months have passed since the iPhone 4 was released and Sprint and Verizon are generally believed to have pent up demand among their subscribers. Though Verizon began selling the iPhone 4 in February, recent surveys have suggested that many of the carrier's subscribers have been waiting for the release of a new iPhone.

Analyst Brian White with Ticonderoga Securities believes the fifth-generation iPhone will "shatter" sales records set by the iPhone 4 last year.

Apple's Does Not work at all!!!

Steve would be unhappy
post #124 of 246
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Originally Posted by Yuniverse View Post

AT&T and Apple sites are having problem accepting order as of 12:58 AM P.S.T.

It does seem that it's mostly AT&T not being able to confirm acct info - neither on their own site or Apple's

Looks like AT&T was the problem. I got a reservation confirmation from Apple saying it cannot complete the purchase at the moment because it was "unable to reach your carrier’s systems to process the information that you have provided." Come on AT&T!!!!!!
post #125 of 246
No unlocked iPhone 4S until November
post #126 of 246
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

No unlocked iPhone 4S until November

I know I was hoping for this.
post #127 of 246
Yeah, looks like we're back to weeks, if not a month or so of trying to get one.

AT&T won't allow upgrades to iPhone 4S. At least not for those ineligible for discount until November 23.

I wish they would have mentioned that in the blogs. It would have save myself the trouble of getting up at 3 a.m. AT&T, it ust be nice to treat your customer like sh*t.


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We are currently experiencing high volumes of iPhone orders and may require up to 1 minutes to access your AT&T account information. In order to maintain the priority of your order, please remain on this page.


new message.. they keep adding text.. round 5.. ATT and APPLE fail again.. and we'll all still come back until we get the new phone.
Originally Posted by Granmastak: Labor unions managed to kill manufacturing a long time ago with their unreasonable demands. Now the people they were trying to protect, are out of a job.
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post #128 of 246
Dear AT&T, you still suck.
post #129 of 246
Received an email from BB about reserving one in store and clicked the info and on their site the only one they don't list for any carrier is the 64GB version. Then I received by email from Apple with my order acknowledgment with delivery on 10/14!!!
post #130 of 246
I give. AT&T keeps telling me we are a premier account, which can't be upgraded online. Must be a feature of the account. Wondering how peoples view of Sprint is, considering taking our 5 phones away from AT&T. Don't hate them, just tired of the same old failure rate.
post #131 of 246
Was finally able to refresh the AT&T site and complete my order for and upgrade to 32gig black 4S.
It asked me to change my 'unlimited data for iPhone 4' to 'unlimited data for iphone 4S'
...so i'm assuming my unlimited data plan is being honored and grandfathered in..

-b

(This was after repeated attempts via the AppleStore.. kept timing-out after plan choice)
post #132 of 246
Same here. AT&T is only allowing upgrades for clearance iPhone 4 and 3GS.

If the blogs wants crazy eyeballs, they should post information about this.

Existing customers are simply screwed. No upgrade to iPhone 4S.

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Originally Posted by rbonner View Post

I give. AT&T keeps telling me we are a premier account, which can't be upgraded online. Must be a feature of the account. Wondering how peoples view of Sprint is, considering taking our 5 phones away from AT&T. Don't hate them, just tired of the same old failure rate.
Originally Posted by Granmastak: Labor unions managed to kill manufacturing a long time ago with their unreasonable demands. Now the people they were trying to protect, are out of a job.
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post #133 of 246
How were you able to upgrade? Was your contract about to expire?

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Originally Posted by b-a-r View Post

Was finally about to refresh the AT&T site and complete my order for and upgrade to 32gig black 4S.
It asked me to change my 'unlimited data for iPhone 4' to 'unlimited data for iphone 4S'
...so i'm assuming my unlimited data plan is being honored and grandfathered in..

-b

(This was after repeated attempts via the AppleStore.. kept timing-out after plan choice)
Originally Posted by Granmastak: Labor unions managed to kill manufacturing a long time ago with their unreasonable demands. Now the people they were trying to protect, are out of a job.
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post #134 of 246
On AT&T, use the filters and select "PreOrder", do the 4s phones show up?

That's how I preordered mine.
post #135 of 246
Att has a real scam going. I can order directly from them but not through Apple. When I try with Apple either the confirmation doesn't work or it times out after I select a plan. Att is being dishonest!!!!
Someone should look into their game
post #136 of 246
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Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post

I decided to jump ship. I stopped using the apple site and switched to ATT's wireless website. Ordered in under 2 minutes with ease.

http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/#fbid=Tt1qWIIIthV

Best of luck!

Thanks - just did it this way. Success
post #137 of 246
I did that, but I can't upgrade my wife's ericsson to iPhone 4s.

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Originally Posted by Tasuki View Post

On AT&T, use the filters and select "PreOrder", do the 4s phones show up?

That's how I preordered mine.
Originally Posted by Granmastak: Labor unions managed to kill manufacturing a long time ago with their unreasonable demands. Now the people they were trying to protect, are out of a job.
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post #138 of 246
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Originally Posted by b-a-r View Post

Was finally able to refresh the AT&T site and complete my order for and upgrade to 32gig black 4S.
It asked me to change my 'unlimited data for iPhone 4' to 'unlimited data for iphone 4S'
...so i'm assuming my unlimited data plan is being honored and grandfathered in..

-b

(This was after repeated attempts via the AppleStore.. kept timing-out after plan choice)

On the Apple App it asked the same thing for me as well but it gave me the other data plan options as well... Kept the Unlimited and showed up on the summary
post #139 of 246
Scummy tactic at best. If I could only convince my wife to switch.

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Originally Posted by tome01 View Post

Att has a real scam going. I can order directly from them but not through Apple. When I try with Apple either the confirmation doesn't work or it times out after I select a plan. Att is being dishonest!!!!
Someone should look into their game
Originally Posted by Granmastak: Labor unions managed to kill manufacturing a long time ago with their unreasonable demands. Now the people they were trying to protect, are out of a job.
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post #140 of 246
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Originally Posted by uguysrnuts View Post

I did that, but I can't upgrade my wife's ericsson to iPhone 4s.

I was able to update 2 samsung solstice, and 1 go phone (lost phone and bought go phone for temporary replacement) just fine.... not sure what's up with yours.
post #141 of 246
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Originally Posted by tome01 View Post

Att has a real scam going. I can order directly from them but not through Apple. When I try with Apple either the confirmation doesn't work or it times out after I select a plan. Att is being dishonest!!!!
Someone should look into their game

after reading headline - bullshit - apple site wasn't even up until 40 minutes after "insider" said apple began...

Anyway I gave up on apple site at 4:25 EST, and returned direct to ATT site - which worked great, upgraded all 3 phones! (had to do them one by one" good night all
post #142 of 246
On the AT&T site it only shows the currently-selling models by default. If you check the 'preorder" checkbox on the top left, however, the 4s should show up. I just ordered that way
post #143 of 246
Sprint site is slow, but I can order it without issue.

Though, I need to sell my iP4 first
post #144 of 246
Just ordered mine on At&t site ...I tried Apple site several times but it does not work.

"Apple people have no objectivity when it comes to criticism of Apple.." Lenovo X1 Carbon is out..bye bye MBAir

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"Apple people have no objectivity when it comes to criticism of Apple.." Lenovo X1 Carbon is out..bye bye MBAir

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post #145 of 246
AT&T just keeps telling me that I am eligible to upgrade, but then throwing am error and I have to call premier support.
post #146 of 246
The Apple site is now giving me this error for AT&T phones: "We are temporarily unable to take iPhone orders. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please try again later."
post #147 of 246
We are temporarily unable to take iPhone orders. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please try again later.

Hmmmm.
post #148 of 246
Took awhile, but just got all 4 of mine done via AT&T. Couldn't select them all at once, but one at a time was no problem!
post #149 of 246
Looks like the upgrade site just kicked in. I was finally able to upgrade an ericsson phone to iPhone 4S in less than 5 minutes.

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Originally Posted by artificialintel View Post

On the AT&T site it only shows the currently-selling models by default. If you check the 'preorder" checkbox on the top left, however, the 4s should show up. I just ordered that way
Originally Posted by Granmastak: Labor unions managed to kill manufacturing a long time ago with their unreasonable demands. Now the people they were trying to protect, are out of a job.
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post #150 of 246
Also had to go through AT&T, and what is with the upgrade service fee? Bull sh!t. I want the last hour and a half back, what a waste of time....got up at 2:50 ET to order this stupid phone for my wife (i'm waiting for iPhone 5 as i have a 4, she had a lowly 3G).
post #151 of 246
We are temporarily unable to take iPhone orders. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please try again later.

It looks like the Apple store gave up on ATT as well.
post #152 of 246
Wow, I thought they only allowed one per customer.

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Originally Posted by Bchoice View Post

Took awhile, but just got all 4 of mine done via AT&T. Couldn't select them all at once, but one at a time was no problem!
Originally Posted by Granmastak: Labor unions managed to kill manufacturing a long time ago with their unreasonable demands. Now the people they were trying to protect, are out of a job.
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post #153 of 246
on att site i was upgrading a phone but got as far as window saying the unlimited data will be deleted. so i stopped. i don't want to lose the unlimited data. now what?
post #154 of 246
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Originally Posted by juggernaut30 View Post

We are temporarily unable to take iPhone orders. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please try again later.

It looks like the Apple store gave up on ATT as well.

Turns out AT&T has put a lock on my account because its a premier account. SMH.
post #155 of 246
Why is it surprising? We already know these bastards are greedy.

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Originally Posted by vassillios View Post

Also had to go through AT&T, and what is with the upgrade service fee? Bull sh!t
Originally Posted by Granmastak: Labor unions managed to kill manufacturing a long time ago with their unreasonable demands. Now the people they were trying to protect, are out of a job.
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post #156 of 246
I think Apple just gave up period. It doesn't look like any of the iPhone preorders are working at all.
post #157 of 246
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Originally Posted by reneauds View Post

on att site i was upgrading a phone but got as far as window saying the unlimited data will be deleted. so i stopped. i don't want to lose the unlimited data. now what?

I see. Looks like no one from att was able to get an iPhone from apples site.
post #158 of 246
After trying repeatedly since 2AM CST using the iPhone Apple Store app, my order finally went through at 3:40AM CST. I would click the check out button, which put up the spinning busy wheel, and eventually received an error message, or a return to the original check out screen. After many repeated attempts, my order finally went through. Keep trying, you will eventually get your order placed. My order was for an iPhone for use with AT&T.
post #159 of 246
Maybe start from the beginning? I couldn't place an upgrade until just now.

I had to log in and do the upgrade from there.

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Originally Posted by ny3ranger View Post

Turns out AT&T has put a lock on my account because its a premier account. SMH.
Originally Posted by Granmastak: Labor unions managed to kill manufacturing a long time ago with their unreasonable demands. Now the people they were trying to protect, are out of a job.
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Originally Posted by Granmastak: Labor unions managed to kill manufacturing a long time ago with their unreasonable demands. Now the people they were trying to protect, are out of a job.
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post #160 of 246
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Originally Posted by Kman42 View Post

AT&T just keeps telling me that I am eligible to upgrade, but then throwing am error and I have to call premier support.

I have the same issue. Anyone know what thats all about?
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