In a record of sorts, Apple has sold 600,000 pre-orders of their next-gen iPhone 4 device. This revelation came from Apple through a press release, earlier AT&T had said that they sold 10 times more pre-orders for the iPhone 4 than they had for the iPhone 3GS.
Apple’s Press Release for the iPhone 4 pre-orders read as follows (emphasis added):
CUPERTINO, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Yesterday Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more than 600,000 of Apple’s new iPhone 4. It was the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day and was far higher than we anticipated, resulting in many order and approval system malfunctions. Many customers were turned away or abandoned the process in frustration. We apologize to everyone who encountered difficulties, and hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock.
The amount of pre-orders for iPhone 4 is not surprising though as it is a huge refresh from the iPhone 3GS and has an awesome display along with front-facing camera, better battery life and more. (iPhone 4 Features and Specs)
Now that is a huge number and Apple might sell millions of iPhone 4 devices in June itself. iPhone 4 pre-orders are still available, however they will now ship in July instead of June.