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Wow, one day's iPhone sales crashes Apple's server farm with over 650,000 orders in 24 hours

I knew that the new iPhone 4 was going to be a winner the moment I saw it. I thought to myself: "Hey, even Tim Wilson's going to end up getting one of these." That's saying something, because even though Tim has been a fan of the iPhone, in principle, he also has resisted the iPhone siren call because as he says: "It runs on AT&T, doesn't it?"

But not even AT&T could stop the irrepressible Mister Wilson from getting in line at his local AT&T store for Day One of pre-orders for the new iPhone 4. (Man, he must have had his skin crawling as he stood there!) But the iPhone 4 looks to be *that* cool, and about 650,000 pre-orders in 24 hours on the first day -- enough to crash Apple's servers due to the heavy load -- attests that many others agree.

Will many others argue ad nauseum that the iPhone sucks for this reason and that reason? Undoubtedly, and they can have their opinion while they justify using phones far less fun because they point to AT&T or other reasons.

Who cares what the naysayers think? I sure don't.

I'm walking around with my desktop office machine, my iPhone, my iPad, all synced through the cloud -- with each having much of the same exact stuff on all of them. Yes, it's "Cloud Computing v1.0," but it's quite compelling and is what I hoped computers would be like one day.

But hey, we only went for the WiFi iPads because, as Tim Wilson will soon learn and to which we always say: "One AT&T account is quite enough, thank you."

Posted by: Ronald Lindeboom on Jun 17, 2010 at 7:23:53 amComments (7) Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Cloud Computing


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