If you can't wait to get your hands on the new iPhone (News
), you're in luck. It's reportedly arriving June 23 - that's tomorrow! - one day earlier than expected. But if you're one of those especially lucky folks who preordered the phone, you probably already knew that.
Engadget, one of many media outlets keeping tabs on the new smartphone, leaked a copy of an e-mail notification sent this morning to some people who ordered iPhone 4.
The note to the 'Apple (News
) Store Customer' said:
'This email is to confirm that your delivery will occur on June 23rd. Although Apple and FedEx tracking information may currently indicate a later date, you can check the FedEx website the morning of the June 23rd to track your package to your doorstep.
'In the event that you will not be available to accept delivery on June 23rd, it may be more convenient to use our pre-sign delivery option by visiting our Order Status website at http://www.apple.com/orderstatus
We here at TMC (News
) think this is a step in the right direction considering the high degree of drama those who pre-ordered the iPhone 4 - and those who wanted to pre-order the iPhone 4 -- went through.
Last week AT&T announced
that iPhone 4 pre-order sales, as of June 15, were 10-times higher than the first day of pre-ordering for the iPhone 3G S last year. AT&T (News
) highlighted that consumers are clearly excited about the iPhone 4, the more affordable data plans offered by AT&T and the early upgrade pricing offered.
'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 company said in a public statement. '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 three-times higher than the previous record for eligibility upgrade checks in one day.'
Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Web editor, covering IP hardware and mobility, including IP phones, smartphones, fixed-mobile convergence and satellite technology. She also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet's gadgets and satellite e-Newsletters. To read more of Marisa's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri