Sorry, folks, we’re all out.
That’s the gist of a message prospective iPhone buyers were essentially receiving fewer than 24-hours after the iPhone 4 went on sale for preorder through Verizon Thursday morning at 3:00 a.m. EST.
By Friday morning, the situation was unchanged. Remaining emblazoned across the Verizon webpage is the headline: “We are no longer taking pre-sale orders.”
Consequently, some believe the shortage is indicative of the carrier’s inability to address the initial overwhelming demand for the iPhone 4 on the Verizon network. Others, of course, simply realize that product shortages are not only commonplace when it comes to new and refreshed Apple products, they are also to be expected.
Last summer, AT&T – the former exclusive US iPhone carrier of three years – similarly experienced product shortages in the earliest hours of preorder. As a result, many Apple fans view this situation as a natural occurrence in the smartphone world when Apple is involved.
Rest assured, however, the assembly lines are pumping out more handsets as we speak. And that’s a good thing, as there’s very little time to waste.
Beginning at 7:00 a.m. local time on Thursday, February 10, the Verizon iPhone 4 will be available to all qualified customers at Apple’s retail stores and more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communication Stores across the US.