It’s iPhone 6 release day, and as is the case with many Apple product launches, people are lining up at stores around the world to get their hands on the new devices.
Of course, if you pre-ordered your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus you can just sit back and wait for it to arrive in the mail. It all depends on when you placed you order, however, when it comes to when you’ll get your iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple still has plenty of stock of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is another story. Last Friday, when both phones became available for pre-order, customers bought out the iPhone 6 Plus stock rather quickly. Within hours, shipping times on the iPhone 6 Plus – both from Apple itself and the various carriers – had been pushed back to three to four weeks. In some cases, carriers said they wouldn’t be able to ship the iPhone 6 Plus until mid-to-late October.
Apple soon announced that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus had set a new record for pre-orders, with over four million in the first 24 hours.
So, long story short, if you pre-ordered an iPhone 6 you’re in good shape to receive it on time. If you pre-ordered an iPhone 6 Plus, it all depends on if you ordered it when stock was still available.
Not everyone pre-ordered, however, and customers have lined up around the world to purchase the new phones.
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If you’re looking for the iPhone 6 Plus, you’ll be unlikely to find it in retail stores today.
“We are told that stores have been receiving shipments all throughout the day, and out of all the new iPhone 6 models received, typically only about 2-3% are iPhone 6 Plus units, and in only one color,” reports BGR . “Sources also said there are no 16GB iPhone 6 Plus devices to be found.”
In other words, you have a better chance of spotting a unicorn dressed as Steve Jobs than finding an iPhone 6 Plus at Best Buy today.
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