Apple: iPhone 6/Plus set new all-time preorder sales record

“Demand for the new iPhones is higher than that seen in either of the past two years, AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel told Re/code,” Ina Fried reports for Re/code. “In particular, Apple and all the major carriers appear to have sold through their preorder allotments of the larger iPhone 6 Plus with all quoting longer ship times for that model.”

“An Apple representative said that the overnight sales of the new iPhones set a record, though Apple did not say how many have been sold,” Fried reports. “‘Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight,’ Apple told Re/code.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “David E.,” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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25 Comments

  1. I’ll be a happy owner of a Verizon 4.7 inch in Space Gray on September 19th. Made my pre-order early this morning. I have no interest in the iPhone Plus (at least for now) but I’m sure glad Apple made it. I appreciate having the choice. The demand was there, the people wanted it. Premium customers who desire big screen phones no longer have to settle for dreck like the Scamsung Galaxy. Apple is firing on all cylinders.

    1. Stayed up all night and was one of the lucky few to make it through T-Mobiles fiasco alive. I was able to snag me a Gold 6+ with delivery on the 22nd, fingers crossed, and now I can ship off my Galaxy Note 3 back to T-Mobile never to be dealt with again.

        1. Agreed, our iPhone 4 models have 16GB and it’s plenty for us. I’m hoping to get the Verizon deal for the 6 with 16GB free with a 2 year contract. Hope you enjoy yours.

  2. They got an order for 4 my family. All were the 4.7 inch (caused some grumbling, everyone but me thinks 4.7 inch is too big). One at 128 GB, the rest 64 GB. For the fun of it I stopped at a local Radio Shack, they said all but the silver 16 GB had sold out for earliest pick up. Looks like the pricing strategy will boost margins as more opt for 64 GB model.

  3. Within minutes after launch my connection was below 1 Mbps and many of the Apple centric sites were showing 503 errors. I believe The iPhone 6 launch briefly crashed the Internet.

  4. I did the preorder through Apple and got available to ship in 3 – 4 weeks. Wondering if it may be faster, or if it would have been better to get at a store, (which gets all sold out for weeks).

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