Apple Online Store, Some Carriers’ Sites Get Glitchy With Start Of iPhone 6 Preorders

glitchysitesWe’ve got a sneaking suspicion that whoever was in charge of handling Apple’s livestreaming announcement for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this week might’ve been at the helm of the company’s online store early this morning, after frustrated customers trying to preorder the phones were unable to do so when the clock finally hit the designated hour.

The Apple Store was slated to open up to preorders at midnight PT, but eager customers were stymied by Apple’s online store, which failed to open at the designated time, reports CNET. It’s now up and running, albeit hours after customers first started trying and failing to get their orders in.

There were problems with some of the various carriers as well — customers reported some glitches and delays through Verizon Wireless and AT&T, though those issues don’t seem to be as bad as the frustrations suffered by Sprint and T-Mobile customers.

Those sites were still down two hours after preorders were supposed to start, with Sprint’s site working patchily and T-Mobile sticking to a registration form that serves to remind people about when the preorders were (supposed) to start.

If all else fails, Apple’s physical retail stores started accepting preorders this morning, as well as other retailers like Best Buy, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart.

Me, I’m going to sit under an Apple tree and just wait for one to drop on my head. Seems more efficient.

iPhone 6 presales begin — with US Apple Store caught napping [CNET]

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