Apple iPhone 6 Plus Arrives Late to the Screen Size Competition
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple clearly did not understand the level of pent-up demand for larger iPhones, but is that part of a larger problem that Apple is chasing the market instead of leading it?Apple is finding out that its soon-to-be-shipped iPhone 6 Plus is in even higher demand than the company thought it might be. The new phone, which is being offered at a higher price than the standard iPhone 6, has still sold out well in advance. Reports are coming in from all over the United States about month-long delays in promised delivery times for the 6 Plus. Meanwhile, the regular iPhone 6 can still be ordered for delivery on the first day of availability. The reasons for this lack of availability seem to be complex. Apparently, the company had supply problems in the larger size, which meant that fewer were made in advance of the Sept. 19 release date. In addition, it's possible that the company simply didn't realize how many people wanted the larger, phablet-sized iPhone. And make no mistake, the iPhone 6 Plus is a phablet. Its screen is only slightly smaller than the Galaxy Note 4 that Samsung is set to ship soon. The Note 4 is marketed as a phablet, just as the earlier iterations of the Note were.
For whatever reason, the iPhone 6 Plus is being marketed simply as a phone. But what's really more important is that Apple has finally caved and offered a screen size that its customers wanted.