Don’t get too excited just yet – we seriously doubt Apple really had ten million successful iPhone 4 pre-orderes amongst the problems AT&T had yesterday. Despite our wishful thinking, 9 to 5 Mac reports that Geman Telekom (who had problems similar to AT&T) revealed to NTV that demand for the iPhone 4 is ten times higher than that of the iPhone 3GS. Needless to say, 9 to 5 Mac is just as skeptical as we are, and even NTV doesn’t recognize that amount in a recent report this morning. It’s suggested that Apple has probably hit the the million mark, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated with more official numbers once the tally is counted.
Check the updates after the break!
Update: MacRumors confirms just what we were thinking: This is simply representative of ten times the interest, and not necessarily sales. But added is an interesting note, “… that AT&T’s allotment of iPhone 3GS pre-orders sold out in about 5 days compared to less than 1 day this time.”
UPDATE 2: Gizmodo has posted an official AT&T statement regarding the problems we’ve heard about, and iPhone demand. From the statement, “iPhone 4 pre-order sales yesterday were 10-times higher than the first day of pre-ordering for the iPhone 3G S last year. Consumers are clearly excited about iPhone 4, AT&T’s more affordable data plans and our early upgrade pricing.”
So there you have it folks.
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