Uh oh. We all know that the iPhone pre-order deal was a giant fiasco, and now we have heard reports of canceled orders being sent out from Apple and AT&T. Apparently, this stems from a checkbox on the website, which if not checked, means that you’re not cool with accepting AT&T’s terms and therefore, not able to get a new contract. ZDNet has the story:
I decided to check my own account because of this – I’m understandably a bit freaked out about the situation. According to AT&T, I now have a new date for getting a new phone, which is sometime in 2011. That tells me that AT&T recognizes my pre-order, so I’m good on that end. I also checked Apple’s site, and although neither of my orders show as prepared for shipment, they do show as being accepted, so here’s to hoping that I’m good to go.
Apple doesn’t need another crappy PR turn with this launch, as it’s already plagued with them. I hope this all gets worked out soon – and that I’m not swept up in it all as well.