It’s been announced by Apple that pre-orders for the iPhone 6 have yet again outstripped previous records, set back when the iPhone 5 arrived on the scene. The record was surpassed on the very first night both models of the phone, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, were available. Both phones are expected to set new standards for features and connectivity, although hardware wise they are somewhat dated.
“Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight,” an Apple spokesperson said to Re/code in a statement on the situation.
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In fact demand is so high that the larger, more powerful iPhone 6 is completely backlogged with orders, meaning the device might not be around +for a while for any more orders to be placed.
The US is a much bigger market, but we’re confident the same should happen here in the United Kingdom, as the phone becomes available. Your best bet is to try and pre-order as soon as possible.
There’s been a huge demand for phone carriers to supply pre-orders for the iPhone 6 as well. In the US carriers such as AT&T have also reported demand being higher than the previous two generation of iPhones.
Pre-orders seem to have used up all available supply, with shipping of the next batch of pre-orders being pushed back to sometime in October by Verizon, AT&T and even though Apple themselves. T-Mobile hasn’t got enough phones either, saying that they simply can’t ship out any more iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus models “due to high demand.”.
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It’s very common that a major Apple release sells out instantly, but you’d think that they might have a little more stick this time around… once again, people are letting their money talk with regards to how much the iPhone 6 is wanted.
The phone should arrive over here in the UK soon, availability news is here in this article which we wrote when the information came out.
Source: 9 to 5 Mac
Further Reading: IBT