Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Preorders Top 4 Million
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones already topped 4 million preorders within 24 hours of the preorder process being opened, according to AppleThe newly announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones have set a new Apple record of more than 4 million devices being preordered in advance of their initial release, while also causing the company to advise customers that many devices won't be delivered until October due to overwhelming demand. The record-breaking first-day preorder tally for the devices was announced by Apple on Sept. 15, along with advisories about eventual delivery times and apparent delays that will mean that all U.S. customers who want them won't be able to get them when they go on sale Sept. 19. "Demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial preorder supply, and while a significant amount will be delivered to customers beginning on Friday and throughout September, many iPhone preorders are scheduled to be delivered in October," the company announced in a statement. Supplies of the phones will also be available to walk-in customers on Friday, Sept. 19 at 8 a.m. local time at Apple retail stores, as long as the supplies last, the company said. "Customers are encouraged to arrive early or order online from the Apple Online Store to pick up in-store or receive an estimated delivery date. Both models will also be available on Friday from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers."
In addition to U.S. customers, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus buyers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom will also be able to try to buy the new phones on Sept. 19. Buyers in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates will have to wait to try to buy the new devices starting Sept. 26, according to Apple.