iPhone 6 Preorders Set a New Apple Record

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Early this morning, Apple diehards looking to score a sweet iPhone 6 Plus preorder found, much to their chagrin, that the 5.5-inch model of the new iPhone was sold out. Already!

Of course, Apple routinely sells out of their new devices on preorder day. Despite site crashes and glitches, anxious upgraders were still able to place a staggering amount of orders. How many? A lot, says Apple. In fact, a record number.

“Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight,” Apple said in a statement to Re/code.

So there you go – a record number of preorders. Unsurprisingly, Apple didn't take the time to elaborate and tell us specifically how many iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus...es were ordered overnight. Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus went on sale at 3:01 am EST.

Apple has already updated its shipping times on the iPhone 6 Plus, for all color models and storage sizes, to 3-4 weeks. It's even worse when you look at some of the carrier sites. For instance, AT&T is showing a 35 to 42-day wait time on shipping, while Verizon’s wait times are similar, currently shipping the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus on October 14th and the bigger models on October 21st.

All models of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 are still shipping on time – slated for next Friday, September 19th.

Image via Apple

Josh Wolford
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