By timothy from Slashdot's who'd-a-thunk-it department
Even after the months of hype and speculation, the behind-the-scenes development and manufacture, and then the announcement Tuesday
, it seems Apple's servers weren't quite ready for the workout
they got from would-be early adopters of its newest iPhone. Preorders through Verizon Wireless and AT&T largely started without a hitch at midnight, though some customers on Twitter have since complained about issues. Those problems were nothing compared to the issues experienced by Sprint and T-Mobile customers. The Sprint and T-Mobile sites were still down for many users nearly two hours after presales were slated to start. Access to Sprint's site faded in and out, while the T-Mobile site continued to display a form to register for a reminder for when the preorders began. Some people joked on Twitter that they "might as well wait for the iPhone 6S now."
Apple's store itself was down for a few hours, too.Read Replies (0)