AT&T on iPhone 4 ordering problems: 'No comment'
Nearly half a day into the technical problems that have brought the iPhone ordering process largely to a halt, AT&T declined to offer any hint as to the origin of the problems.
"We have no comment," an AT&T spokesperson wrote in an e-mail.
The succinct reply came in answer to a query about the nature and cause of the problems, as well as when the company expected them to be resolved.
As of this writing, attempts to order a phone through the AT&T consumer website were still returning an error message noting that the system was temporarily unavailable "due to a system upgrade."
Apple has not returned a request for comment.
Gizmodo is citing readers who attempted to log in to their AT&T accounts, only to find the personal information of other consumers.
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