130,000 iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Crush Korea Telecom Servers
IPhone 4 mania is as strong in South Korea as it is in the States–perhaps even more so. Korea Telecom’s servers were overwhelmed by pre-orders for the September iPhone 4 launch, company officials said Wednesday. More than 130,000 people pre-ordered Apple’s (AAPL) latest smartphone in just nine hours, causing some nasty congestion. “Our online shop server was jammed instantly as too many clients placed orders simultaneously,” KT spokesman Jin Byung-Kwon told AFP. “We didn’t expect so many people to pre-order the iPhone 4 in such a short time.”
But then, no one ever does. Right, AT&T?
Incidentally, first-day pre-orders for the iPhone 4 easily broke the local record held by the iPhone 3GS, which received 65,000 pre-orders over five days.