De la Vega woke up this morning to find his company had taken a huge amount of pre-orders for the iPhone 6. He said it was great to see "before you even have a cup of coffee."
"It's amazing to see the volume," he said, adding that the "systems are rocking" and "everything is going well." He said demand for the new phones is "better than last year and they're better than the prior year [before that]."
"Every time there is a change in [iPhone] design, there's an uptake," he said. "I think this design is particularly good."
Pre-order demand appears to be stronger than in year's past. It took many users a few hours before they were able to place an order on the online Apple Store. At this point, we are still not able to check our order status and shipping estimates for the iPhone 6 Plus have slipped to 3-4 weeks.