iPhone 4 UK Why Arenâ€™t Carriers Offering Pre-order?
Yesterday saw a somewhat haphazard pre-order day for the new iPhone 4 over in the States, but eventually people must have got passed all the issues as pre-orders for the new iPhone have sold out, and even a new shipping date is now up on Apple’s online store.
But what about us Brits? Virtually all the major UK carriers advertise they will offer the iPhone 4 as of launch day the 24th of June, so why do they not offer the same pre-order date?
On checking the main websites of Vodafone, O2, Orange, and T-Mobile today, no of them have allowed pre-ordering, with their iPhone 4 pages simply offering the ability to sign up to show your interest; even Tesco is showing register your interest.
With Apple and AT&T pre-order sales sold out could this mean that the UK can’t offer pre-order on the iPhone 4 because they don’t know just how many units they will have available? Which also begs the question, will all the UK carriers actually be able to fulfil demand on June 24th?
What are your views on this situation, should UK carriers have offered the UK public the same iPhone 4 pre-order ability as over in the US?