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Koreans swamp servers as pre-orders begin

iPhone 4 pre-orders have begun in Korea, and distributor KT Corporation (KTC) is reporting huge sales. Specifically, 130,000 orders were placed within the first 13 hours of availability. By comparison, it took 5 days to sell 65,000 units of the 3GS.

KTC reportedly had to expand their server capacity during the frenzied day as the initial surge brought service down. Customers were trying to connect from multiple locations, like work and home, in an attempt to make a successful transaction.

Pyo Hyun-myong, chief of KTC's mobile business, shared his gratitude and apologized for the downtime some customers experienced via Twitter. "I really appreciate this enormous support from our customers, and I also apologize for the discomfort caused by the ordering system. We will do our best for flawless delivery of the product."

There's no definite release date just yet, other than sometime in September. Sales-killing antenna issue? What sales-killing antenna issue?


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iPhone 4 pre-orders have begun in Korea, and distributor KT Corporation (KTC) is reporting huge sales. Specifically, 130,000 orders were...