Apple’s early upgrade programme goes down under strain

Apple opened up it’s pre-orders for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8+ today, as usual the Apple Store App was available for people to order well before ordering through safari was available.

Apple has been making it’s early upgrade programme available on new devices as well but unfortunately those looking to join for the first time this year will struggle as their site struggles to cope with demand and has gone down at the time of writing this article.

The website allows users to select make model and even location but once the processing starts it slows until throwing up a 502 Bad Gateway error. Let us know if you have been able to order the new iPhone 8.

Update: The service now appears to be back online.