Apple Store has been down for about five hours now. We expected it to go live at 12.30PM today as pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in some countries (not India) were supposed to begin. However, it turns out the pre-order for some markets is turning out to be a bigger fail than Apple’s glitchy livestream of its September 9 announcement event. Also Read - Apple to offer free Rs 14,900 Airpods with iPhone 11: Check detailsAlso Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook says Trump helped with retail journey in India
As of 2PM IST, the US and Canada website were still down. Many in the US have managed to book the device via the app but the store’s desktop version is still not running. The UK, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore sites of Apple Store have gone live and are taking pre-orders successfully.
Inevitably, people have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration about being sleep deprived (it’s 1.30AM in West Coast and 4:30AM on the East Coast of the US) and are mocking Apple and its second technical glitch in two weeks. Here are some of the best reactions:
Tim Cook: “Sorry about the delays everyone, Dr. Dre will be hand delivering all iPhone 6/6+ models with a free set of beats headphones.”
Dominic Marsili (@nerdybeard) September 12, 2014
Buying the new iPhone 6+ is like trying to get a FastPass for Soaring on New Years Eve
La Cava Del Tequila (@cavadeltequila) September 12, 2014
Adam 6+ Space Gray (@DieLaughing) September 12, 2014
What if you had to listen to the new U2 album once through before you could pre-order an iPhone 6?
Brogan Burnside (@BroganBurnside) September 12, 2014
FINALLY!!! iPhone 6 pre ordered :D! Only took an hour and 15 minutes -_-.
Karl Purdon (@karloh) September 12, 2014
At this rate I might as well wait for the iPhone 6S.
Christine Chan (@christyxcore) September 12, 2014
If you still can’t order iPhone 6 from Apple Store, it’s because Apple’s supporting that whole slow down the internet thing two days late
Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) September 12, 2014
Darrell Riddle (@darrellriddle) September 12, 2014
Bill Fishkin (@billfishkin) September 12, 2014
Look on the plus side, I don’t have my iPhone 6 preordered but at least I know “We’ll be back.” in 27 different languages THATS JUST GREAT.
Bryan Lanning (@bryanlanning) September 12, 2014
How to pre-order an iPhone 6: 1. Visit the Apple Store website 2. Refresh 900x 3. Throw your computer in an incinerator 4. Buy an Android
dbrand (@dbrandSkins) September 12, 2014
The 6S will be announced by the time this works.
Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 12, 2014
Exclusive image of Tim Cook just now pic.twitter.com/r2GR4LnjEu
Owen Williams (@ow) September 12, 2014