Apple online order status down

If you have an iPad, iPod touch, or anything else, on order from Apple and want to check the status online, we have some bad news for you -- Apple has take their online order status down for the day.

My iPad 3G order, for example, just says Apple is updating their system and I can come back Sunday, May 16th.

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13 Comments
  • Oh NOOOOO!!!! We have to wait till sunday, which is in about in about 10 hrs depending on where ur at!!!! oh what a tragedy!!!!
  • Will someone please think of the children!!!
  • Who will save us?
  • Got an email ad from AT&T to add a second iPhone for a family member. Is this a sign of depleting current inventory in advance of next month's new hardware? Strangely, the ad didn't overtly mention any discounted pricing. Anyhow, thought the ad was interesting in light of your mention of the site being down.
  • I'm scared.
  • Boring. Where's iPhone 4.0???
  • I ordered my 3G iPad over a week ago. Friday morning it said "Preparing to ship", but shortly after that (when I was trying to find the tracking number to see when my life will change), it had this crap about waiting until the 16th to do what we already could do... come on Apple - stop jerkin up the works. Ever hear of a test system vs production system?! SHEESH...
    I'm with the author on this one - I know how the rest of you feel about this being down and its no big deal... but if you had an order that possible has already shipped and you want that tracking number to know which days to request off of work, well.. this is disappointing to no end.
  • LOL...As if a company like Apple will s*** you out of your iPad or iPod or whatever. They made it Sunday, since no order will ship on that day anyway, so I think you'll make it through these trying hours.
    Careful now. Don't wear that refresh button out...:D
  • ?Donde esta mi (i)telephono?
  • Man! Since I can't check my order status, I guess I'll have to resort to making Apple iPad 5-7 letter anagrams:
    Pedipalp
    Applied
    Aliped
    Appeal
    Dapple
    Elapid
    Lapped
    Lipped
    Palped
    Pipped
    Pleiad
    Ailed
    Appal
    Appel
    Apple
    Ideal
    Padle
    Palea
    Paled
    Palpi
    Papal
    Pappi
    Pedal
    Pepla
    Pilea
    Piled
    Pipal
    Piped
    Plaid
    Plead
    Plied
  • Um okay so what is going to be new in software for the new iPhone 4th generation iPhone ? I mean it will be something new that's not available on the 3gs as far as software goes
  • It's still down for me!?
  • semua yang berllu tak menjadi kenangan,
    biarlah ku menjoba untuk melupakanya......
    zangar...............