Apple Announces Record Pre-orders for iPhone 6: Four Million in First 24 Hours

Apple Announces Record Pre-orders for iPhone 6: Four Million in First 24 Hours

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Apple today announced a record number of first day pre-orders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with over four million in the first 24 hours.

Demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre-order supply and while a significant amount will be delivered to customers beginning on Friday and throughout September, many iPhone pre-orders are scheduled to be delivered in October. Additional supply of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available to walk-in customers on Friday, September 19 at 8:00 a.m. local time at Apple retail stores. Customers are encouraged to arrive early or order online from the Apple Online Store to pickup in-store or receive an estimated delivery date. Both models will also be available on Friday from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

“iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much as we do,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set a new record for Apple, and we can’t wait to get our best iPhones yet into the hands of customers starting this Friday.”

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning this Friday, September 19 and in more than 20 additional countries beginning on Friday, September 26 including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model, $299 (US) for the 64GB model and, for the first time, a new 128GB model for $399 (US) with a two-year contract.** iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space gray, and will be available in the US for a suggested retail price of $299 (US) for the 16GB model, $399 (US) for the 64GB model and $499 (US) for the new 128GB model with a two-year contract.** Both models will be available from Apple retail stores, the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), and through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers, and select Apple Authorized Resellers including Best Buy, Target and Walmart.


Apple Announces Record Pre-orders for iPhone 6: Four Million in First 24 Hours
Ellsworth - September 15, 2014 at 5:58pm
Watch out samsung, we coming to get ya!
Byrnebabybyrne - September 15, 2014 at 1:42pm
I was told by apple that the "contract free" phone is actually locked to tmobile. Apple said if you by that model tmobile could unlock it for you, but it would be up to tmobile to do so. Since I currently use AT&T I would prefer to buy a sim-free version. I see the UK apple site is listing a sim-free version but not the us site. Thanks in advance
iAmMe - September 15, 2014 at 1:37pm
So what's your point? They wouldn't have bought it if they think it wouldn't sell... and besides, you think even a hundred thousand of those are for resale? Apple only allows (I think) 2 or 5 max orders per customer so unless you have a thousand credit or debit cards just for that.
Byrnebabybyrne - September 15, 2014 at 1:32pm
Anyone know if a sim-free version of the 6 or the 6 plus will be available anytime soon. ( In the US). So far it's not showing up on the apple site.
NastyChild - September 15, 2014 at 3:48pm
No, that is not the same. Tmobile doesn't offer contracts anymore, so all phones are contract free, but they are still locked to them. They will unlock it 45 days after it was paid off. So even if you buy it upfront you have to wait 45 days.
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