Apple sets new record: First day preorders for 64-bit iPhone 6/Plus top four million units

Apple today announced a record number of first day pre-orders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, 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 Appel CEO Tim Cook in a statement. “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.

Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus
Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the biggest advancements in iPhone history, featuring two new models with stunning 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in an all-new dramatically thin and seamless design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. Both models are better in every way and include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight and FaceTime® HD cameras; ultrafast wireless technologies; and Apple Pay, an easy way to simply and securely make payments with just the touch of a finger.

The new iPhones include iOS 8, the biggest release since the App Store, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data and iCloud Drive℠, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.

Pricing & Availability

Every customer who buys an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup to help them customize their iPhone by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPhone before they leave the store.

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, and through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers, and select Apple Authorized Resellers including Best Buy, Target and Walmart.

Source: Apple Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: Bloodbath. 🙂


  1. so much for that stupid graphic being passed around by Fandroids, bragging about the Nexus 4. looks like the iPhone 6 sold more units in 24 hours that the nexus 4 has in 21 months

    1. why do all these Fandroids keep bragging that they were first and not apple, so apple sucks. apple never is first. they just make a better product when they decide to jump into it. they weren’t the first mp3 player, but killed with the iPod. they weren’t the first smart watch, but killed with iPhone and has left blackberry on life support. they weren’t even the first tablet, but killed with the iPad.

      just goes to show you that google has won over a whole lot of clueless people. i hope a lot of iPhone 6 buyers are switching from google

      1. Its funny you never see a fandroid spouting how iPhone was the first 64bit mobile os and how fandroid lemon copies IOS 7 with the ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode. Not forgetting IOS in the car, Home, and IOS Health all copied by fandroid. Funny how fandroids forget about those lol

    2. I was shocked by the headline including the FACT that only Apple’s devices are 64-bit and only the iOS is a 64-bit OS. Isn’t Apple and their PR team trying to hide the iOS product advantages? Time to hurt some feelings and hammer the differences between a toy and a quality high end device and ecosystem. Man up and put on the big boy pants. Do it with a smile like what was done back with, “I am a Mac and I am a PC” ads.

      1. When you are taller than everyone around, you don’t need to keep telling everyone that you are tall. Modesty will get Apple farther in the long run than bragging. It is all about the user experience. Please tell us how the 64 bit processor enhances our experience right now? There aren’t enough killer apps yet to show off the difference.

    3. i’ve gotten into heated arguments with people over android/IOS. come to find out the fandroid is also a long time windows user. once you find that out there is no point in debating. they are lost. especially when they tell me they’ve never used an apple product. i might as well talk to a brick wall

    1. No doubt in the next few weeks we’ll hear about a few users whose phone has a scratch, or whose signal isn’t as strong as it should be, or updating their files didn’t take a nanosecond and everybody’s battery life will apparently be half what it is today. That will allow the press to breathe a sigh of relief, patting themselves on the back as they scream, “Apple is doomed…”

      Meantime, in the real world, the manufacturers of competitor’s phones will be scrambling, wondering what on earth to do about the millions of iPhones flying out of Apple’s doors.

    1. The reason that Android phone manufacturers originally produced larger screen phones is because that is what their off the shelf parts and battery life needs limited how small they could go. Unfortunately, many buyers wanted a larger screen to enjoy some of the advantages of a tablet, without owning 2 devices.
      Apple dragged their heels hoping to not have to undermine their own tablet sales.
      At least now people can get the large screen from Apple instead of opting for the far inferior Android crap.

      1. I agree that Apple dragged its feet. I, like so many other iPhone users, didn’t see the need for a larger screen until I used somebody else’s Samsung phone. While Android did not appeal to me, the extra real estate did. I *think* 5.5 may be overkill for me (if I cannot fit it into a pocket), but 4.7 is definitely nice! I look forward to my 6S or 6+S, or whatever they decide to name it.

        1. I was surprised when I actually measured out the 6 Plus’s dimensions–it’s only about a centimetre taller and wider than the my HTC One M8 work phone, and that fits in the front pocket of my size-34 jeans along with my wallet just fine.

          So, I don’t think I’ll have a problem carrying a 6Plus.

      2. My Apple mobile devices of choice are now the iPhone 6 and the iPad mini both with 128 GB of storage.

        The only downside for Apple is that I could be very happy with these devices for quite some time.

    1. “New Zealand but not Australia? Very strange selection of second tier countries…”

      The reason that Australia is not in the list of second tier counties is because ( as the article explains ) it’s in the list of first tier countries.

  2. Did you see the hit piece by WSJ. They claim that last year announced totals for the weekend. They are entirely malicious. They know that the three day weekend numbers are numbers for the weekend that the phone becomes available retail. They know this.

    All they want is to manipulate the stick this week. A piece like that becomes the reason why the stock will not rise this week. It gives cover to any manipulation planned this week.

    1. Hit piece exactly. Create the clicks and also help out the buddies in Wall Street.

      We see the is every year. Prior to the announcement there is a lot of hype. After the announcement, there is prognostication about this or that not being good enough. After pre-orders are opened there is always FUD about potential failure. As release come up, there are always rumors about poor supply.

      Every year this happens. Stock goes up or down. The poor sods that bought at the high lose out when the stock is pushed back down.

      Almost guaranteed is that Apple will announce record sales over the first weekend. Carriers will cites best numbers for any product.
      Reaction will be positive if the market wants the stock up or they will find a hypothetical weakness (i.e. the 5C last year) to try to drop the stock.
      Happens every year.

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