How Hard Was It to Get an iPhone 5 Upgrade?

Perhaps you heard, Apple sold a few new iPhones last week.

According to TechCrunch, iPhone 5 Pre-Orders sold-out 20X faster than the 4 and 4S did.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this should tell quite a story.

The first picture shows the first hurdle … just strong demand … right?




At a little after 2am CST, the iPhone 5 seemed close.  The upgrade process starts.




Clicking the button, however, resulted in no joy. The site was unavailable.




OK, lots of people must be hitting the site all at once.  Let's try again … and again …

Progress; at least this is a new page. They must have fixed things?




It's after 3:30am and the next picture shows why pillows seem more likely than gadget love.




Give AT&T credit for good planning. How many ways can you anticipate failing?




I sleepily imagine my propeller beanie being taken away for failing to score … my early adopter status is wavering as much as my sleep deprived body.




Oh, Apple's site probably sucks less than this …




Alas, there's still a chance to wait in line this Friday.

Are you planning on getting the new iPhone?


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