It’s safe to say that the Verizon iPhone is a runaway success.
Thursday was the first day of online pre-orders for the Feb. 10 release date of the Verizon iPhone – and Verizon had to shut down online ordering because of the demand.
Verizon iPhone: Sold out online in 17 hours
Customers who were hoping to pre-order the Verizon iPhone online before the official release date will now have to wait until Feb. 9 to purchase online again.
“The pre-order period for Verizon customers began today at 3:00 am ET and was expected to continue up until the launch date of February 10,” Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White told Forbes.
“However, demand was so overwhelming strong that the iPhone 4 inventory dedicated to this pre-order period was used up in approximately 17 hours and the Internet portal closed this evening at approximately 8:10 pm ET.”
Verizon iPhone: Only a few more days
The online tech blog Mashable reports that the Verizon iPhone will be available online again on Feb. 9 at 3:01 am. The Verizon iPhone will also be available at Verizon stores starting Feb. 10 at 7 am.