Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 6 has set new records for the pre-orders. The statement doesn’t clarify any volumes as of yet, but according to Re/Code, an Apple representative did confirm that “response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of pre-orders overnight.” This is despite the several reports of online store websites not loading or incorrect configurations, which is, again, owing to the massive general interest in the new iPhone and people’s willingness to buy the device. We saw how much people were mad last night on Twitter as soon as the device was made available for pre-ordering.
We also get a report from AT&T earlier today saying the demand for iPhone 6 and particularly iPhone 6 Plus is the best that it has seen in the last couple of years, with pre-orders pouring in like hot cakes. To that effect, it has also been reported that the iPhone 6 Plus is already sold out on pre-orders, and Apple is quoting 3-4 weeks shipping estimates. However, this can also be attributed to the earlier-reported production line issues that didn’t allow Apple to produce as many iPhone 6 Plus units as it would have liked to meet demand. Still, sold out in a matter of just 14 hours is an achievement in itself.
It’s worth noting that the iPhone 6 (4.7 inch variant) is still well-stocked, and you can get your hands on it with ease (If you can get the site to load).
This interest in pre-orders indicates that Apple might be headed for a really successful launch weekend, and might even break its last year’s record of 9 million iPhone 5s units sold on opening weekend. Let’s wait for it to launch and see.
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You can Pre-Order the iPhone 6 Now at Apple’s Online Store here.