It's official. The iPhone 4 hit Verizon stores following two days of pre-order sales. Last week we reported that Verizon's website maintained 100 percent availability during the first day of pre-orders, which were sold-out by 8:10 p.m. EST that evening. And yesterday, the iPhone became available again for another round of pre-orders.
Pre-order sales of the iPhone have been estimated at 500,000. Some analysts are predicating that Verizon may sell 2 million iPhones between now and March 31.
With all this anticipation, the Verizon website was visited by thousands and thousands of consumers over the last week. And Verizon was prepared for it.
Again today, Verizon's website delivered 100 percent availability and average response times of 5.8 seconds. Our monitoring picked up only a few instances of response time increases in over 200 visits to the site.
Apple's website also tells a similar story. 100 percent availability with an average response time of 2.3 seconds.
By monitoring, preparing and load testing, both websites did a great job to ensure customers got a positive website experience.