Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders breaking records: surpassed 4 million in first 24 hours


The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus finally became official last week, and after all the rumors, leaks and anticipation people were desperate to reserve their iPhone 6 on opening day. So much that Apple has now issued a statement for record-breaking pre-orders of the two iPhone 6 models in the opening 24 hours: customers pre-ordered a whopping 4 million iPhone 6 in that time period.

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

Apple said that interest in the new iPhones exceeded even the company’s expectations, and we’ve already seen how the tremendous influx to the Apple Store has put it down on its knees. Additionally, shipping dates have slipped to a 3 to 4 week period for most iPhone models.

Last year, Apple sold a whopping 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c smartphones in the opening weekend, and this year, it seems that the company is well on track on breaking that record.

Finally, Apple also announced that it will be launching the new iPhone 6 in 20 additional markets on September 26th, a week after the September 19th launch in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. Those 20 new markets include: 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.

source: Apple

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94 Comments

1. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Poor Apple at it again. Who are they fooling? Maybe Victor H.

39. KingaSpades

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

So..it hurts you so deeply that you just can't accept it huh?

51. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Apples too big for his tight ego. Subliminality hinted.

43. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

More than 4 million phones in 24 hours and you call that poor? Who else has done it? Care to explain???

52. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

And thats only the Apple Store itself. 16 million roughly, within ONE DAY! Samsung sells roughly 26 million in ONE QUARTER LOL.

56. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Samsung must be always on your iMind. The Note 4 & Edge make you worry that much?? LMAO No one said anything about Samsung and this iTroll bring em up like he won against em. Even if apple sells 999 million more of iPhone 6 & plus, Vexify still doesn't get a penny from apple. It also means Vexify has nothing to do with apple LMAO

64. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

/circus announcer voice Ladies and Gents from alllll aroundddd the worlddddd! Now introooooduuuucing the worldsss largestt Mosquito! /end of circus announcer voice

65. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

He must be maddd as hell LMAO

66. darkkjedii

Posts: 31626; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO LMAOOOOO LMAOOOOO LMAOOOOO!!! Man that was friggin' funny AF!!! +infinity Vex

68. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Here come PA's #1 iPedophile LMAOOOOO LMAOOOOO LMAOOOOO!!! Man I hope your wife know you got things for little girls LMAOOOOO!! - infinity dark for being a creepy iPedophile LOL

70. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Dude you are a disturbed individual. I've seen you make this type of comment a dozen times when you get burned.

72. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Ahhh this fake Google & WP again..... This iTroll claims he doesn't use iPhone but he'll sure be there to defend his iToy as a fake android & wp user. He's the first one to bash/iTroll android n also the first one to defend iPhone, just like darkiPedophile with his fake Note 3 LMAO. Lately, he's been defending a lot LMAOOOOO This must be dark's 2nd account LMAO Wherever dark is this fake android & wp user there, too LMAOOOO NO ONE here asked dark/you to make a iPedophile comment. I really feel bad for his wife LMAOOOOO

78. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Lol Did your mum drop you on your head? You mad because you can't afford more than one phone so you have to bash?

91. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

You must be one those Internet billionaire, too LOL DarkiPedophile always use that comment, too like it's funny. I bet darkiPedophile owns every single iToys but he doesn't own a home and has no electricity. What kind of rich is that again? LMAOOOOO

84. darkkjedii

Posts: 31626; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly Pattyface, he's riding that train to the very end lol. I don't even bother to reply, I just laugh. I showed my wife some of his insults towards us, and she was like: he needs to get laid lol. C'mon python, is Arte's stuff the best you can come up with?

90. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

You don't write back because I don't write comment back to an iPedophile so why would you write me back? But I see that you like to comment on my comments.... That's what iTrolls do and I understand.....

77. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well we know how organized are the iboys when upgrade every year at this time. This is the part of their show. NOTHING STRANGE HERE

92. serge327

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Dont get cheat.. all this just a Marketing Plan...

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

It's lovely. It's lovely! (-_-)

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Android can never reach this much pre-orders unless they master apple's strategy of brainwashing so many sheeps

4. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

lol you sound so butthurt.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7601; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android doesn't have to do anything. Its sells way more then Apple period. Hands down. There is no need for Android and its users to be butt hurt at all. The sales figures and market share have told the world who the mobile leader is, and its not Apple with its declining global market share of only 11.7% and selling only 35 million iPhones in the last quarter. Its Android with is 84% and 255 million smart phones sold in the same quarter.

14. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

What does that have to do with his useless comment on an apple article? I'm confused.

46. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

And how many Android OEMs that is?? About 500 Manufacturers combined. And Apple against them all. Its just one company hold the 11.7% share vs 84% among about 500 Android companies. And most of Android sales are low end phones. Only a fragment of this 84% represents the flagship devices.

54. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Yea, of course they sell more. They sell literally thousands of Android phones. Thousands of models, mostly crappy phones that cant even open an app that have Android on them.

13. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

It's The truth. Apple users are being brainwashed.

20. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

No more than Google users or wp users. Get a grip man.

30. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

ok explain how google and wp users are being brainwashed. I want to see this.

81. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Way to miss the point... They aren't and that WAS the point

80. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No. The Unique Breed is only only one. That's why it's called UNIQUE. Ask Tim Cook

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