Iphone4s Pre-Orders crash online Apple Store

By Bob Sokoler, www.weselllouisville.com

Wondering if the Apple 4s iPhone laid an egg? If pre-orders are any indication the answer is a resounding NO! Pre-Orders of the Apple 4s iphone began online at midnight October 7, 2011 Pacific time.  By morning the apple website had slowed to a crawl. By mid afternoon part of the order site was down. A quick call to apple (when we were able to get through) assured us they were working on the problem.

For The Medley Sokoler Team, as Louisville Real Estate Agents, pre-ordering the iphone 4s and having it shipped to our office will save us tons of time. I’ve spent many, many hours online waiting on lines outside my local apple store in Louisville waiting to get iphones and ipads.

 The “Siri” component of the iphone 4s and faster processor alone is more than enough to make the cost worthwhile. Being able to dictate text messages, e-mails and more while driving is a slam-dunk. I’ll have 3 iphones ordered by tonight for myself, my wife and office manager (if the site comes back up).

 Unfortunately todays problems with the Apple website (at least for me) included limiting orders to 1 at a time and not being able to change shipping address to my office (apple will require a signature for delivery).

 So was the slowdown and crash or the Apple order website a publicity stunt to make us think there’s an overwhelming demand for the 4s? I don’t think so. We’ll all know when Apple announces the pre-order numbers.   

Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor   7 years ago, and co-owner of The Medley Sokoler Team in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team by clicking Louisville Real Estate.

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