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It took Verizon only two hours of having the iPhone 4 available for pre-order to break its all-time record for first day sales of a single device. That's in spite of the fact it only opened up pre-orders to its own subscribers and did so in the dead of night. To be clear, between 3AM and 5AM yesterday morning, more people ordered up the iPhone 4 than Verizon has been able to get through its doors on any full product launch day. Predictably, the carrier hasn't bothered to include the actual number of devices ordered up, but judging from the server issues it was having immediately after making the handset available and the subsequent shutdown of advance pre-orders, we'll go ahead and guess it was "a lot."

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/04/verizon-breaks-first-day-sales-record-with-iphone-4-pre-orders/

An 8 month old phone smashing records. In two hours. Unreal.
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wow...
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Go iphone!
    
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I have verizon, I think i smell my next upgrade if they increase the connection speed. I saw some tests and it didn't look to good.
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i had the original iphone then 3g then 3gs with att but i foolishly switched to verizon and bought a Droid X, if i could upgrade to this you can bet your ass i would although i miss Att.
    
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Good, now that you guys got more income can you get 4g worked out...Thanks! mad.gif
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I felt it was really dumb to open up sales at 3am...does anyone have insight as to why they did this? Still amazing that they sold this many and if they opened up the iPhone to all networks..oh my. I still think the EVO is one of the best I've seen and I'm an anti-apple person but eh, well done iPhone you have done it again.
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I have verizon, I think i smell my next upgrade if they increase the connection speed. I saw some tests and it didn't look to good.

u do know, it has nothing to do with the iphone, but verizon network in the area they tested?
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I felt it was really dumb to open up sales at 3am...does anyone have insight as to why they did this? Still amazing that they sold this many and if they opened up the iPhone to all networks..oh my. I still think the EVO is one of the best I've seen and I'm an anti-apple person but eh, well done iPhone you have done it again.

So the servers don't get overloaded, which they did anyway. Like if you notice, most video game updates are real early in the morning so they can get the initial wave of updates downloaded to smooth out the load on the server.

If CoD Black Ops updated at 7pm EST, and millions of people tried to update at the same time, it would not work lol. But if they updated at 5am EST (which is when they do-ish). A couple hundred thousand update, then when primetime rolls around a good amount of people have already updated.
    
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So the servers don't get overloaded, which they did anyway. Like if you notice, most video game updates are real early in the morning so they can get the initial wave of updates downloaded to smooth out the load on the server.

If CoD Black Ops updated at 7pm EST, and millions of people tried to update at the same time, it would not work lol. But if they updated at 5am EST (which is when they do-ish). A couple hundred thousand update, then when primetime rolls around a good amount of people have already updated.

I thought it was part that, part social experiment or to prove a point or something. I dont think AT&T had preordering hours like that? I dunno.
 
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