Apple Says It Got Record Pre-Orders For The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Sells Out

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Apple set a brand spanking new record for first day iPhone pre-orders on Friday, as the tech titan started reserving models of the Apple iPhone 6 & the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Demand was so heavy, that the Apple online store, & sure carriers' online stores,  iPhone 6 Plus is sold out universally with Apple quoting 3 – 4 weeks shipping estimates.

AT&T has also said it's seeing more demand at this early stage than it did for overnight pre-orders of the iPhone 5 and last year's iPhone 5S

Pre-orders began Friday at midnight Pacific, but there were lots of issues. Apple's site was down for a bit. Other carrier partners' sites including T-Mobile and Sprint were having issues .

iPhone 6 Plus from Verizon, for example, was quoting a mid-October ship date. On AT&T, the same model was listed with a ship time of 35-42 days, also putting it well into October. Apple’s site was quoting ship times of three weeks to four weeks for that model on all carriers. AT&T may not be able to supply customers with the 16GB and 64GB configurations of the iPhone 6 in Space Gray and Silver, with possible delays of between one and two weeks.

Apple says iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set overnight preorder sales record,Apple Says It Got Record Pre-Orders For The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Sells Out

The Apple iPhone 6 is priced on contract at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 64GB and $399 for 128GB. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 on contract for 16GB and costs $399 and $499 for 64GB and 128GB, respectively. Both models are available in Gold, Silver and Space Gray.

Last year, Apple set a new record, selling a total of 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units in the first weekend of availability.