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Wow – too much demand. I’m sure AT&T thought it would be popular, but did they underestimate it? I wonder what this means for Apple? Is the demand that much higher than expected? Does Apple just want me to write that, and is this just a marketing ploy?
From the WSJ news alert:
AT&T stopped taking advance orders for Apple’s iPhone 4 just one day after orders started, citing inventory issues and unexpectedly high demand. The carrier is suspending the orders “in order to fulfill the orders we’ve already received,” it said in a statement.
The suspension comes a day after a crush of traffic paralyzed AT&T and Apple’s websites on the first day of pre-orders, leaving many unable to reserve the new iPhone ahead of time while some customers inadvertently ended up on others’ account pages.
Earlier I posted a response to the “Thoughts on Flash” article by Steve Jobs. It seems Adobe has responded via a live-blog session on The Wall Street Journal. I first saw this reported at Neowin.net, Adobe respond to Jobs’ “thoughts on Flash”.
Steve Jobs posted a response to the whole Flash on iPad / iPhone / iPod issue, an excerpt:
I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our App Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain.