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Apple Store in App Store (4, Funny)

TheKidWho (705796) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576764)

In other related news, there is now an Apple Store App in the Apple App Store.

Yo dawg.

Re:Apple Store in App Store (1)

numbski (515011) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577392)

Sadly, there is no app for that app (infinite recursion loop - null pointer exception, segmentation fault, core dumped)

Re:Apple Store in App Store (1)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577602)

I see what you saw I was seeing you do there.

Re:Apple Store in App Store (0, Troll)

xTantrum (919048) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577724)

This serves Apple right. I'm so sick of vendors trying to lock us in to property and formats. Why does apple have to activate the phones? Why not just ship the phones like regular to brick and mortar fronts and their apple store and we can pick them up when we want. Why does the phone have to be locked to a specific carrier and why the hell can't i develop my own apps and put them on the phone? I really am disgusted with the way Apple goes about this, and for as much as i love the iphone and it's design i sincerely hope someone comes out and kicks it [dailytechmag.com] off the playing field. Apple is an ass. I'm not gonna say they're just as bad as Microsoft. I'm not gonna say that...

I Orders, and Why is This News? (1, Informative)

Flyin Fungi (888671) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576776)

I got one, took me a long time to get through the servers being jammed. But why is this news? I know, every time we we post a Slashdot story about hammering a server we should post it again! Brilliant! I just doubled the amount of stories on Slashdot. Maybe infinitely if we keep on crashing them.

Re:I Orders, and Why is This News? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32576820)

Slashdot should is an attack site.

This is news!

Re:I Orders, and Why is This News? (4, Funny)

paiute (550198) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577516)

Slashdot should is an attack site.

I accidentally the app store.

Re:I Orders, and Why is This News? (3, Insightful)

oztiks (921504) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576984)

I wonder how many sales Apple would make from this. I'd imagine an article posted in /. would bring worthy leads.

Re:I Orders, and Why is This News? (1)

JackieBrown (987087) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577062)

I wonder how many sales Apple would make from this. I'd imagine an article posted in /. would bring worthy leads.

I am pretty sure anyone that checks slashdot on at least on a weekly basis already knew this phone was coming out.

Re:I Orders, and Why is This News? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577034)

It's a story because web servers running on OSX hadn't been seen in the wild before.

The real news is (2, Insightful)

Shivetya (243324) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577036)

people will spend spend spend on selfish desires but are against spending the same on their own welfare all the while complaining the rich have too much money. I know people spend themselves into a ditch paying for new gadgets and monthly fees and then turn around and bitch about how much money other people have.

Consumerism at its worst, they "deserve" to have what they want regardless of ability.

Re:The real news is (1)

Divide By Zero (70303) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577612)

news

I do not think it means what you think it means.

Re:I Orders, and Why is This News? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577088)

In other words Apple shuts down half of its servers to fake slowdown due to demand because they cant make as many as needed or it looks like its more
popular than it actually is.

Also available in limited edition with real suicide blood on the casing (*).

(*) The blood has probably triggered the stupidly placed moisture sensors so your warranty is invalid.

Re:I Orders, and Why is This News? (0, Redundant)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577244)

I for one, spent five minutes browsing the Apple store on reading this, just to make sure it was still working. I didn't try buying anything though, so maybe it's just the order processing bit that is down. If we all visit the store, maybe we can help Apple maintain the 'our stuff is so popular our store can't handle it!!1111eleventyone' hype a bit longer...

Re:I Orders, and Why is This News? (4, Insightful)

MrHanky (141717) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577468)

It's not news, it's just a reminder that there's a new Apple gadget for sale and people should head over and spend, spend, spend. It's spam.

To paraphrase Steve Jobs (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32576790)

If everyone can just turn off your web browsers. I've got all day.

Praise Apple. (4, Funny)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576800)

Everyone knows this "delay" is a feature not a negative. It was designed in the best interest of consumers, to give them extra time to think, "Do I really want to spend a couple hundred dollars, or should I pay my rent?" It's like a waiting period.

(I'm just joking of course - though I better say it, else someone might mark me "troll" - it's funny.)

Re:Praise Apple. (1, Funny)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576828)

"Do I really want to spend a couple hundred dollars, or should I pay my rent?"

Well, I always thought that Apple fanboys were rent boys.

Re:Praise Apple. (1)

daid303 (843777) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576990)

I'm just joking of course

Duh. Everyone knows an iPhone has priority over paying the rent.

Re:Praise Apple. (1)

mrsurb (1484303) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577070)

Not just rent... [failbook.com]

Re:Praise Apple. (0, Flamebait)

AnonymousClown (1788472) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577106)

(I'm just joking of course - though I better say it, else someone might mark me "troll" - it's funny.)

That statement kind of took away some of the humor of the first part of your post. You should have left that out. For every "Troll" mod you got there would have been 4 "Funny" and at least 1 "Insightful" or "Interesting" to counteract the net -1 karma hit for the "Troll" mod.

That's assuming you really give a shit. I don't. Many folks who get points are so over sensitive or over zealous that they mod like shit.

Re:Praise Apple. (0, Offtopic)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577182)

In order to stay within the current "bizarro world" moderation mentality I'd mod you down for honesty and/or humor, but alas, I don't have any mod points. Of course, I'll get modded down for this post because of the same honesty and/or humor. Go figure.

Re:Praise Apple. (-1, Offtopic)

hedwards (940851) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577340)

Don't forget about getting modded down for being for/against something that other people are against/for. Or if you really want to irritate people point out how many nimrods like to use their mod powers to go -1 I disagree.

Hey Steve (1)

Turzyx (1462339) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576808)

Latest hypometer reports say you have dropped to hypecon 3 since someone managed to place a pre-order. I think you need to throttle more bandwidth.

Ask Google (1)

Aryarnak (1812546) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576842)

Apple could use Google's Could for that.

Re:Ask Google (1)

mgblst (80109) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577052)

Apple already host a lot of stuff on a CDN, as do most companies. Doesn't really help for this sort of stuff though, getting form data, etc...

Re:Ask Google (1)

BarryJacobsen (526926) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577316)

Apple already host a lot of stuff on a CDN, as do most companies. Doesn't really help for this sort of stuff though, getting form data, etc...

Indeed, it appears to fail for me when trying to get my AT&T information...

Re:Ask Google (3, Funny)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577258)

Google's Could

Is that a cross between a cloud and a cult? Or is that just the name of a band?

Megahertz Myth Reborn! (-1, Flamebait)

BladeMelbourne (518866) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576844)

The only thing Apple can take is several loads of man-juice. Purchasers of superior quality hardware (unfortunately not upgradeable) and inferior software (according to wilipedia and R.Stallman) are known as MacFags (TM, patent pending).

I'm not a troll whilst holding the sword of truth. #legend #of #the #seeker

MacFag quote: This is UNIX - I know this!

ya a a awn (0, Troll)

FuckingNickName (1362625) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576872)

Oh look, another Apple story designed to drum up attention for Apple who are releasing iProduct from Apple which gives you features that every other device has had for years but this one is an iProduct from Apple which makes it easier to use because there is value in electron-microscope-resolution on a 3" screen from Apple did I mention Apple are releasing a product for which demand is soooo high that Apple's servers are having trouble coping with the demand from Apple customers for HEY, did you know that some Apple products have been stolen before release and that this has nothing to do with Apple because Apple would never encourage that sort of thing mysteriously for a single product in multiple locations around the world especially because Apple is an ethical company at which people are so happy to work for Apple they literally jump for joy, sometimes quite high, or low, depending on how you look at it, anyway Apple is now giving bonuses to these workers for producing Apple products because it turns out that when you're required to live on-site and work 12 hours a day with little prospect for promotion what you want is a bit more money not freedom but paper which can be exchanged for a cardboard cutout of an iProduct because you can't afford the real thing anyway because Apple is an exclusive brand for exclusive people except when it wants to achieve a majority market then suddenly it's great how many people are buying it hey did I mention Apple products are in such demand that you can't actually order from Apple at the moment?

"Filter error: Too much repetition." Now to insert some random words here to bypass the filter, because comments are not articles and clearly require greater editorial oversight to prevent someone saying the same thing too much. You know, that company, the one I can't mention again otherwise I'm quite certain I'll be unable to post this. You know, the company with products in sooo much demand. The fruity one. You know... anyway, let's try again...

Re:ya a a awn (4, Funny)

mbourgon (186257) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577022)

Okay, Billy. Time for your meds.

Re:ya a a awn (1)

Aqualung812 (959532) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577158)

I suppose Slashdot's run-on sentence filter is broken...

Re:ya a a awn (0, Troll)

FuckingNickName (1362625) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577196)

Indeed, lest the run-on sentence that is Apple (well, Apple marketing, but I repeat myself) be filtered out.

Re:ya a a awn (2, Interesting)

itsenrique (846636) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577456)

Agreed. Look I own apple products (including an MBP), but really, WHO CARES IF THE PRE-ORDER IS BROKEN FOR A BIT?! It's not like your going to get it any later if you don't get your pre-order in right now, because no one else is getting in the line either. This isn't news, and OP's run on sentence is really how slashdot reads some times. "Filter out apple stories" you say? But then there is a slim chance I'll miss some real news.

So... (0, Troll)

bmo (77928) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576876)

When was the last time someone waited in line for a Microsoft product?

15 years ago? Yeah that's about right.

--
BMO

Re:So... (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576942)

You don't have to wait in line to breathe, either. You could wait in line for a whore, but then you will probably bring home more than you bargained for. What was your point again? Ah yes you were trying to make some allusion as to waiting in line was a "good thing", etc.

Re:So... (0, Troll)

AnonymousClown (1788472) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577152)

We could take that two ways:

1. Apple buyers are stupid enough to wait in line for an over priced and over hyped product; whereas, others have a life and realize that there will be product for them and that they really don't give a shit about being the one of the first to have the "new" and "cool" product. Or they have better things to do with their money.

2. Microsoft products are not worth waiting in line.

I'm going with #1.

Re:So... (1)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577284)

Why does it have to be an either-or thing? Microsoft products definitely aren't worth waiting in line for, but that doesn't make you less of an idiot if you wait in line for an Apple product.

Re:So... (1)

vegiVamp (518171) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577494)

It is a good thing from the point of view of the company selling things, yes.

Re:So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32576960)

Exactly. Some companies can get their damn supply chain right. Seriously, who the hell likes waiting in line?

Re:So... (1)

ThoughtMonster (1602047) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576988)

The Brittish would. Though the correct term is "queueing".

Re:So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577176)

And "British".

Re:So... (2, Funny)

binarylarry (1338699) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577256)

Brittish is the Ammerican spelling.

Re:So... (1)

grub (11606) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577000)


I saw a lineup outside Future Shop (like Best Buy here in .ca) when the Zune went on sale. Mind you, this was at noon, they were passed out and clutching paper bags as people stepped over them to get in the store to buy iPods.

Re:So... (1)

mdwh2 (535323) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577006)

I don't know about Microsoft (who aren't the competition in the phone market - instead they're competing with Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, RIM etc), but taking pre-orders is commonplace for many companies, not just Apple. There's nothing about "waiting in line" here.

Talking of pre-orders - can we please remember that they've been taking pre-orders, before someone tries to falsely claim "XXX iPhones sold in 1 day!", as people falsely claimed for the Ipad?

Maybe people don't have to wait in line? I read the news about people waiting in line to get 3G on their phone, but I didn't have to wait, as I got it years earlier when it was standard on even cheap feature phones. I'm not going to have to wait in line to get multitasking or a higher resolution either, as my 2 year old 5800 does those fine.

Re:So... (2, Funny)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577010)

When was the last time someone waited in line for a Microsoft product?

15 years ago? Yeah that's about right.

-- BMO

When was the last time Microsoft had a product worth waiting in line for? 15 years ago? Yeah that's about right. ;-)

Re:So... (1)

TheKidWho (705796) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577210)

Halo/Xbox 360 most definetly.

Re:So... (1)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577300)

You're absolutely correct. I completely forgot about XBox 360 in my haste to take a cheap shot at Microsoft.

Re:So... (0, Offtopic)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577342)

15 years ago would be Windows 95, so not really. 14 years ago was NT 4, which was a much better product. More recently, some of their mice are nice. I like my Microsoft Sidewinder Freestyle Pro - a joypad that had accelerometers a good decade before they became cool. I think I got mine about 11-12 years ago (and it works great with any operating system that includes USB HID support).

Re:So... (1)

FrozenFOXX (1048276) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577194)

When was the last time someone waited in line for a Microsoft product?

15 years ago? Yeah that's about right.

-- BMO

I didn't know the XBox 360 was released 15 years ago.

Re:So... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577606)

When was the last time someone waited in line for a Microsoft product?

Well, I hear a couple of guys lined up for the Zune.

But, seriously, why has Slashdot developed this irrational Microsoft Good/Apple Bad mentality? Nowadays it seems if you say anything pro Microsoft, you get modded up, and anything pro Apple, and you get modded down. The above is fairly insightful, but it's modded as troll.

All by a bunch of rabid zealots who have their knickers in a twist over Flash -- Flash for fuck sakes. Is the world worse off because someone didn't support Flash? I don't even know what that Badgers thing is that everyone keeps acting like it's the end of the world if it's not supported.

Re:So... (4, Insightful)

Bill_the_Engineer (772575) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577668)

I remember a few years ago when people were lined up at Best Buy, Circuit City, and EB Games to get the XBox 360. Sony and Nintendo had similar results with their game consoles.

I don't think waiting in line to be the first to get one is limited to Apple products.

Here's a news flash. People wait in line to purchase a book (eg. Harry Potter, Twilight, etc) and to be the first to see a movie (eg. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings).

Waiting in line is not always a bad thing. I waiting in line with my daughter at every Harry Potter book release. It always came out near her birthday and it was fun to speak to other fans of the book. Now that she is grown, I look back fondly to the experience. Especially when she was waiting in line to read a book.

I've waiting in line for WoW Burning Crusades because I had nothing else to do and the EB Games was next door to where I was staying overnight on work travel. However, I usually wait until the next day or so because... well... its a game and there are plenty of copies.

Anyway, people will wait in line for anything these days and I don't see it as a bad thing - in fact we need more. Why? Anything that will get people out of their basements and socialize with other people in person can't be all bad.

Humans are funny.

Remind me again (-1, Troll)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576910)

Why people are forking out so much cash for this rubbish? Fools. Money. Soon parted.

Re:Remind me again (2, Insightful)

alen (225700) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577058)

not like Android phones are any cheaper. the top of the line Droid and Evo's go for $199 with 8GB storage. iPhone comes in 16GB and 32GB. by the time you buy a SD card it's more than an iphone

Re:Remind me again (2, Informative)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577274)

Actually, no. A quick search on Pricewatch reveals that 32GB SD cards are going for about $85 on the street. That puts a 32GB Evo at just under the $299 Apple wants for a 32GB iPhone 4. However, since I get to keep the 8GB that comes with the Evo, that means I get an Evo with 40GB of storage for a little less than a iPhone 4 with 32GB.

Re:Remind me again (1)

alen (225700) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577508)

and the iphone 4 has a slightly higher resolution screen, a gyro for some reason or other and you're paying for iTunes indirectly. price is about the same. not like the old days when you would pay 50% more for an apple product.

Re:Remind me again (1)

Petron (1771156) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577686)

Plus there are people like me who already have a 16gb microSD card, and 3x 8gb cards around from my current (soon previous) phone. I'm going to have 48gb of storage out of the box (8x4 + 16).

Re:Remind me again (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577478)

16gb micro SD card runs for about $26 on amazon now. Plus you still get to keep the 8gb card. Save your movies on the 8gb card for flights/rare occasion you want to watch a movie on your phone and put all your apps/music on the 16gb. Right now I already have three 8gb and one 16gb microSD cards that I used on my Tilt (Tytn II). It will cost me nothing to upgrade.
 
  The 32 gb cards are pricey, but that's due to them just coming out a few months ago.

Re:Remind me again (1)

mdwh2 (535323) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577500)

16GB microSD only costs about $30 - where are your sources showing the Android phones as more expensive?

There's more than Android, anyway. E.g., the X6 comes with 16 or 32GB as standard; the N97 with 32GB as standard.

Re:Remind me again (3, Insightful)

digitalchinky (650880) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577064)

On paper it does actually have pretty decent specs - Seems to be a tad better than my N900, though the environment is too closed for my liking. I prefer the Meego / Maemo stuff better myself.

Re:Remind me again (1)

TheKidWho (705796) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577446)

I don't get this comment.

The App Store is a good hundreds times bigger then Ovi Store, and it's growing at a faster pace. There's a much better chance you will find an App you like on the Apple store than the Ovi store.

iPhones are also easily jail broken for even more apps.

Re:Remind me again (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577782)

Depending on what app he wants the chance to find it in the App Store might be 0. Furthermore there is no need to jailbreak a N900 as it will run anything you want out of the box.

Re:Remind me again (-1, Troll)

TheKidWho (705796) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577130)

Rubbish, absolute Rubbish.

It's a good thing they have money to be parted with since the average iPhone user makes over 100k/year.

Re:Remind me again (1)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577268)

It's a good thing they have money to be parted with since the average iPhone user makes over 100k/year.

Really? I think that I want to be an average iPhone user :-)

And history repeats itself. (-1, Flamebait)

Zelgadiss (213127) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576928)

If this is true ... yay.

We have the second coming of Windows, and this one will be even worst, thanks to the psycho-egoistic-dictator who is at the helm of the company responsible.

Looks like the way to get ahead in this world is to take advantage of the ignorance of others to screw them over.

Well, shit.

iPhone 4 Stories Wreaking Havoc On Slashdot (5, Funny)

mdwh2 (535323) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576938)

Reports are coming in of Slashdot being flooded with iPhone 4 stories, wreaking havoc with the front page, with people having to skip over an insane number of Apple stories to read something else. Just imagine trying to read this from an iPhone! The demand for the stories surpasses even that of three months of iPad stories, that were necessary before it finally shipped, and makes the traditional "daily iPhone story" seem infrequent in comparison.

Re:iPhone 4 Stories Wreaking Havoc On Slashdot (1)

AnonymousClown (1788472) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577220)

It draws in people, doesn't it?

I wouldn't worry too much unless Slashdot starts posting stories like the National Enquirer type of stuff.

"Aliens bought all of the iPods!"

"Brad and Angelina adopt an iPod 4!"

"Katie dumps Tom for iPod!"

"Katie caught in secret tryst with iPod! Tom consults Xanu!"

"Scientology is controlling Tom through his iPod 4!"

It goes on....

Anybody else suprised at the high demand? (2, Interesting)

walterbyrd (182728) | more than 4 years ago | (#32576970)

Evo looks sweet to me, and it's getting some good reviews.

Lots of people seem to be fed up with Jobs "walled garden" - crappy iTunes has to be used for everything, no SD card or USB ports, no flash.

AT&T network is getting slammed all over the place - slow, unreliable, and insecure.

Re:Anybody else suprised at the high demand? (1, Insightful)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577044)

Lots of people seem to be fed up with Jobs "walled garden"

Lots of people on Slashdot, but that is just a fraction of the population.

Re:Anybody else suprised at the high demand? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577306)

Lots of people seem to be fed up with Jobs "walled garden" - crappy iTunes has to be used for everything, no SD card or USB ports, no flash.

Seriously, if people were slagging Microsoft as much as they're slagging Apple, they'd be moderated as trolls -- and on Slashdot, that's saying something. Apple bashing has become a sport lately here on Slashdot, and it's not even rational or informed, just morons parroting what they've heard from someone else.

Who gives a shit about flash? It's a piece of shit anyway that mostly gets used for crappy ads and annoying interfaces. I've uninstalled it from most of my machines. The measure of the product isn't if some wanker on Slashdot agrees with it, it's how many people buy it. And, in case you haven't noticed, people are buying them in droves. More than anything Microsoft is making.

Now, shut your pie hole and fuck off. If you don't like Apple, stop reading and posting in the fucking stories. You're not contributing anything besides being snarky.

Re:Anybody else suprised at the high demand? (0, Troll)

daveime (1253762) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577586)

It's a piece of shit anyway that mostly gets used for crappy ads and annoying interfaces

For a very small value of "mostly".

How many users does Facebook have ? Or YouTube ? Or [InsertVariationOn]Tube ?

Or how about almost all online games sites and casino sites (except the ones that use Java, but Steve has probably decided you can't play with that either).

Really, stop being a wanker yourself, pull your head out Job's ass, and see what "most" people are actually DOING on the internet.

Just because you only want to read your email in Starbucks with your latest iGoldPlatedTurd does not make it any better than anything else available (5 years ago). Sensible people like to CHOOSE what they can do with their mobile device, not to be TOLD.

The measure of the product isn't if some wanker on Slashdot agrees with it, it's how many people buy it

Hmm, so by your measure of a product, people also buy lot's of McDonalds, so it MUST be haute cuisine right ? Volume sold means nothing more than there's a lot of idiots who want to follow the latest trend ... sheeple, nothing more, nothing less.

You're not contributing anything besides being snarky.

And your contribution added what exactly, apart from ad hominem attacks and a bunch of expletives ?

Re:Anybody else suprised at the high demand? (1)

walterbyrd (182728) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577834)

My, aren't we touchy?

I don't hate Apple, I own an iPod Touch, and an iPod Shuffle, both great devices.

Still, the iPhone does not seem to have the smart-phone market to itself anymore. I think it's fair to say that HTC Android phones equal, or surpass, the iPhone in many ways - certainly in terms of openness.

And you must admit, there are a lot of negatives associated with the AT&T network.

I am just surprised that the iPhone is still popular.

Re:Anybody else suprised at the high demand? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577568)

Apple spends a fortune on advertising, and Darth Steve has used his Jedi Mind trick on making people not question him.
 
  Look back at the Mac 1984 commercial. Replay it in your mind with Darth Steve as the "Big Brother" character on the monitor. Kinda scary how well it fits Apple and the "Apple culture"

On AT&T Too: Maintenance (1)

spydabyte (1032538) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577002)

Maintenance In Progress

AT&T is continually working to improve our internet site for our customers. As part of this ongoing effort, we are currently doing maintenance. We apologize for this inconvenience and ask that you please try back again later.

Apple isn't the only one... With these two companies relying on each others servers, it's no wonder that both are having issues.

Re:On AT&T Too: Maintenance (2, Insightful)

joshtimmons (241649) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577100)

I got the same message on the AT&T site after the keynote when people were checking to see if they qualified for the upgrade. Somebody should tell them that message makes them look incompetent; I mean, it's one thing to have a server go down under extremely heavy load. But it would be far stupider to choose such a peak time for scheduled maintenance. Just say "Sor

Re:On AT&T Too: Maintenance (4, Insightful)

PatHMV (701344) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577566)

I think AT&T is the main problem, not Apple. But what ticks me off is this happened LAST TIME, when they rolled out the 3G. Do their network people not plan ahead for such things? What's IS Apple's fault, though, is the fact that I have to keep re-entering my cell phone account information (cell #, billing zip, and last 4 of SSN) EVERY SINGLE TIME. The Apple page ought to be smart enough to queue that information and let the computers keep trying AT&T, then getting back to me once it finally has the information from the AT&T servers it needs for me to tell it what plan I want to select, etc. Seriously, it would have been nice if you could have pre-applied for the pre-application, so that they could have selected a much smaller database which could handle the load, and Apple could have already had on their servers the data they need about my account to process my freaking order.

Appledot. (1)

Kabloink (834009) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577046)

News for non nerds. Stuff that really doesn't matter.

Hype (1)

Pecisk (688001) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577086)

And yet another time company has product understocked and has troubles to keep their online shop up, news at 11.

Apple, this way of creating hype is getting way old.

Re:Hype (1)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577380)

Apple, this way of creating hype is getting way old.

Do you really think that Apple is intentionally crippling their store on purpose? What do they stand to gain by making ordering their product more difficult?

Have you considered that, just maybe, there's actually a large number of people who want one? The people I know with iPhones are a fanatical bunch, and I know an awful lot of people who wish that they too had one.

Re:Hype (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577796)

*posting AC for not wanting to look like I am just posting this to make me look better or something*

I know an aweful lot of people who dislike the iPhone, but maybe my group of friends might be a little smarter than yours... BTW largely non nerds, but also largely university. Our group of friends is the kind that likes to party our ass of in clubs, while discussing science before going to bed. And oh we get the chicks...

Is that a mindfsck to any of you?

No No NO! (3, Funny)

martyb (196687) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577140)

<jobs_voice="on">
No No NO! I said to host a web site for the iPhone4; not on an iPhone4!
</jobs_voice="off">

Question: What would Steve Jobs call a web site where you can negotiate the best price for an iPhone4?
Answer: iDeal! ;^)

IS this news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577148)

I am sure it is true, but hasn't apple posted this type of story every single time.

"We can't handle the orders ... oh my ...
You must be the only one not buying an iPhone4"

In the iHQ... (5, Funny)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577170)

Steve, the turtlenecked one: "Web minion! The weak fools we call 'customers' will endure any delay for our superior products, and the media interprets server slowness as a sign of overwhelming demand. Make it so!"

Web minion: *starts iTunes on the Xserve handling orders, the beachball starts spinning*

Steve, the turtlenecked one: "No, you fool! I don't want a slight increase in ping times, I want interminable delays, I want pages that have to be refreshed a dozen times, I want those pitiful insects to beg for our order confirmation screen. Take any measures necessary."

Web minion: "Master, surely you don't mean?"

Steve, the turtlenecked one: "Yes. Load a Flash Applet ..."

iPhone 5 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577230)

In other news, rumors are that Apple has plans for iPhone 5!!

More detailed news regarding this subject expected to flood slashdot the following months!

Website throttling. (1, Flamebait)

miffo.swe (547642) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577252)

Trying to make your product appear desired by throttling your bandwidth must be the lamest trick of them all.

Let's make this meta (1)

ovanklot (715633) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577260)

[fanboy of company] was one of a surprisingly large number of people writing in this morning to report that [company's website] is having serious troubles taking pre-orders of the [yearly product refresh]. People are seeing the error page or just waiting an insanely great long time to get pages back. Just imagine [pseudo-snarky comment trying to downplay moderator's asskissing]!

Would this story appear for Microsoft's Windows? Adobe Photoshop? Color me skeptic.

Biggest sales event EVAR (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577282)

This is undoubtably the biggest on-line sales event in history.

It's actually an improvement (1)

Minwee (522556) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577312)

People are seeing the error page or just waiting an insanely great long time to get pages back. Just imagine trying to do this from an iPhone in a major market!

Yeah, seeing error messages or getting pages back at all is a lot better than what usually happens when you try to use an iPhone in Manhattan.

I will never understand this. (1)

nomorecwrd (1193329) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577344)

Why pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars for a phone (should I stop here?) that doesn't have any new functionalities, and the novelties are a front camera and ability to record video, something that competitors have had for years, and now offer at reasonable prices.

Well I guess is the same people that bought that stupid circular mouse just for it's looks.

Re:I will never understand this. (1)

John Whitley (6067) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577532)

that doesn't have any new functionalities

I've seen this sentiment expressed a few places, most of which don't appear to be trolls. I'm admittedly a bit surprised that folks (esp. here) don't get "much faster processor, more storage, better display, better camera" as features. WTF are people expecting? An eggbeater that pops out of the dock port?

Flashback (1)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577346)

I've been trying to pre-order for the last two hours. Flashback to three years ago with the original iPhone activation debacle. I'm dismayed that Apple and AT&T haven't gotten their collective shit together in all this time. :-(

-Peter

DDoS'd (1)

dandart (1274360) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577376)

It's not a bug, it's a feature of our security.

mac mini is a ripoff $700 for core2 + on board vid (0, Offtopic)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577390)

mac mini is a ripoff $700 for core2 + on board video.

and only a 320g 5400 HDD?? and 2GB RAM??

For $800 you can get a core i5 / i7 or amd quad with a good video card and 4gb system ram.

Re:mac mini is a ripoff $700 for core2 + on board (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32577512)

Yeah, but not in that form factor, unfortunately.

Re:mac mini is a ripoff $700 for core2 + on board (1)

Deadguy2322 (761832) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577610)

And at least 6 times the size. Don't be so fucking stupid.

I know it's fashionable to make fun of AT&T, b (4, Informative)

saterdaies (842986) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577418)

Just imagine trying to do this from an iPhone in a major market!

I know that it's fashionable to make fun of AT&T. I don't like carrier-exclusive agreements either - I think that they're anti-consumer and shouldn't be allowed. However, AT&T's network is actually the best in most markets as shown in independent tests by Gizmodo, PC World, and PC Magazine.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2364263,00.asp [pcmag.com]
http://www.pcworld.com/article/189592/atandt_roars_back_in_pcworlds_second_3g_wireless_performance_test.html [pcworld.com]
http://gizmodo.com/5428343/our-2009-12+city-3g-data-mega-test-att-won [gizmodo.com]

The most recent test (PC Magazine) shows AT&T nearly 80% faster than the other 3G networks (June 2010). PC World's tests show AT&T to be 67% faster than the competition (Feb 2010). Gizmodo's tests show AT&T on top, but by a smaller margin (Dec 2009). PC World's tests do show that AT&T has improved markedly since their Feb 2009 tests (improving speeds by over 200% in some places). By the end of 2009, AT&T's network was the fastest and it's kept improving to widen the gap. Even in so-called trouble markets like New York and San Francisco AT&T is doing well. In San Francisco, their speeds are double the competition's average and over 75% faster than the second fastest. In New York, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network (recently rolled out) is 10% faster, but AT&T is still 94% faster than Verizon and 130% faster than Sprint.

It's fashionable to make fun of AT&T. If you live in a rural area, AT&T might not have 3G service to you. If you were using AT&T in 2007 and 2008, their service was likely slower than the competition. That is not the case anymore. Real data (rather than anecdotal evidence) shows AT&T to be quite ahead of the competition when it comes to 3G capacity in major markets.

Re:I know it's fashionable to make fun of AT&T (1)

tonycheese (921278) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577800)

Now I know what all those people feel like who scream "SHILL!!!" at Microsoft posts (still way too many of you, by the way).
Or (looking at your last two posts here) is it actually possible to be a carrier fan[boy]? Or do you just work at AT&T and love your employer? Maybe I'm wrong. I'm genuinely curious.

The real reason for those sales... (1)

Jodka (520060) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577452)

All those people saw slashdot yesterday and want to not read Ulysses.

I know who to blame (1)

Wireless Joe (604314) | more than 4 years ago | (#32577944)

This is obviously all AT&T's fault. Will they ever get anything right? Poor Apple!
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