Pre-ordering an iPhone takes patience, perseverance and basic anger control skills. The process of just placing an order for the headset is enough to give you a major migraine. If you’re on the East Coast, you set your alarm at 3AM and if you’re on the West, you stay up till the wee hours of the night. European fans order iPhones while munching on cereal for breakfast.
This year wasn’t an exception. It was even worse! The American customers of Apple has to wait for two hours and twenty five minutes as the Apple Online Store was down. Luckily for the Cupertino company international customers didn’t have much trouble pre-ordering the device.
Nevertheless, people are… mad. Most have vented frustration out on Twitter. Some are angry, others have given up, a few are using humor to brighten the frustrating situation. You’d think you’d be able to rely on Apple’s in-store iPhone 6 reservation system instead but nope, no luck. A bug seemed to appear out of no where and blocked Apple IDs with two factor from signing in. Basically, users have to disable their whole security system just to get an iPhone 6.
I’m trying to preorder an iPhone 6 but I just see an error and I vaguely hear a Chinese translation and the whole page keeps re-buffering.
— Zach Holman (@holman) September 12, 2014
Even the carrier websites like AT&T and Verizon can’t even keep up with order demands. Delivery times have increased this year up to a month wait period. The American customers are going to go insane at this point. And it even looks like Apple has limited amount of iPhone 6 Plus to actually sell. The iPhone 6 Plus orders won’t be delivered for the September 19th release date unless you already got your order in.
With all this nonsensical drama happening with the iPhone 6, you’ll wonder how many loyal customers will Apple have after this fiasco is sorted. It’s so frustrating to wake up in the middle of the night just to wait few more hours to just order a smartphone. Is it actually worth the time and money? Well, we got more bad news for you, the pre-order problems might just delay the whole process. Apple better comment soon before people just abandon the whole idea of owning an iPhone 6! Maybe it’s time to throw in a discount on the Apple Watch, just saying!
— Wilson Rothman (@wjrothman) September 12, 2014
Source: The Verge