iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Top 4 Million Pre-Orders On First Day

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Apple announced that it saw a record first day of iPhone pre-orders for the 6 and 6 Plus, getting four million of them in the first twenty-four hours.

The company actually told Re/code on Friday that it saw a record number of pre-orders on the first day (they went on sale at 3:01 AM Eastern), but they didn't give the actual number until now.

The devices quickly sold out, and Apple updated the shipping times to 3-4 weeks.

CEO TIm Cook said, “iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much as we do. 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.”

Both devices, Apple says, will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK on Friday, September 19th. They'll hit the following countries on Friday, September 26th: 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.

The Apple Watch, which was announced alongside the new iPhone models, won't be available until the Spring. Here are some of the things people are saying about that device.

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