Apple Store experiences major issues after iPhone 12 pre-orders go live

The news: Apple’s online store was experiencing significant outages worldwide as iPhone 12 pre-orders went live.

  • Users report seeing numerous errors and bad gateways right after the store came back online around 5am PST
  • Many were able to make it to checkout, only to experience lengthy loading times as ship dates quickly began to slip

Our take: So you’re Apple, and you launch a big new product…how do you not have the capacity to handle this launch? This year was the worst-pre-order experience in recent memory for me, hasn’t been this stressful for a long while.