Not too long ago, Apple started taking pre-orders of the recently announced iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The shipment of the larger model quickly dropped to three to four weeks a few hours after the pre-orders kicked off.
According to a new report, the iPhone 6 Plus already sold out in a number of retail locations, with Apple receiving a record number of pre-orders overnight.
Apple said in a statement to Re/code, “Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight.”
Most carriers in the US have already sold their allotted iPhone 6 Plus units, showing delayed shipments to all those who are pre-ordering the larger device now. As Re/code noted, a 64GB iPhone 6 Plus is showing a mid-October shipment date, while AT&T mentioned lead times to be over a month. Even the online Apple store, as mentioned above, shows a shipment date of three to four weeks for all iPhone 6 Plus options.
The case is not the same with the iPhone 6, as most models will ship on the launch date, that is, September 19th, while some of them listing seven to ten days.
Despite mentioning that Apple received record number of pre-orders overnight, the company didn’t reveal an exact figure which is not surprising as all. This do confirm previous reports that the larger iPhone 6 Plus is available in limited quantities. We’re not sure how long it will take for Apple to normalize the demand, but we’ll keep an eye on the Apple Store and update you if it improves.
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