Ordering an iPhone 4S – The iPhone Saga Continues

Well, it’s that time of the year again. A new iPhone (iPhone 4S to be exact, no iPhone 5 *sad face* ) was released and pre-orders were started Oct 7, 2011 at Midnight PST. Of course I stayed up all night to pre-order mine. Now the story gets good.

  • Pre-orders started at 1AM MST.
  • At 1AM the Apple store went down for a few minutes.
  • At 1:30AM-ish I attempted to pre-order
  • Lots of timeouts and zero success
    • AT&T servers seemed to be the problem, because I could select my phone model but as soon as it wanted to validate my eligibility it failed/timed out
    • Side note, why am I not surprised. AT&T systems fail me again 🙁
  • Checked a couple apple forums about the pre-order, lots of other people were having problems too
  • At 2:40-ish, downloaded the Apple Store App on my iPhone
  • I was able to get past the eligibility part and proceed to get several other errors (see screenshots below)
    • removed my important info 😉
  • Sometime early that morning closer to 6am I was able to place my order online using my laptop
  • Received order confirmation at 11am
  • Received tracking number on 10/10/2011 at 11:45pm
  • Estimated delivery is 10/14/2011 EOD

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