Maybe it's because the previous iPhone 3GS didn't really look any different from the 3G, because Apple's next smartphone, the iPhone 4, with its pretty glass and stainless steel design, looks to have scored plenty of love from consumers. Pre-orders are 10 times more than they were for the 3GS, according to AT&T and it's also the reason why the servers were crashing.
businessinsider.com - AT&T says Apple iPhone 4 pre-orders were 10 times higher than the first day of iPhone 3GS pre-orders last year.
And Apple just announced that it took 600,000 iPhone 4 pre-orders yesterday.
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