Apple sets a record with Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders

Apple sets a record with Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders
Apple set a new record for first day iPhone pre-orders on Friday, as the tech titan started reserving models of the Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Demand was so heavy, that the Apple online store, and certain carriers' online stores, suffered from technical difficulties. Some current iOS users were able to reserve their iPhone 6 by using the Apple Store app from the Apple App Store. Customers of T-Mobile and Sprint also had troubles reserving the new models early Friday.

Pre-orders were accepted starting at 3am Eastern Time Friday morning. In some regions, the site was not working. 90 minutes later, Apple was still having issues in certain countries. Despite the problems, the 5.5 inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus is currently on back order, with shipments to resume in three to four weeks. For most of the day, all versions of the iPhone 6 were available with shipping to take place on the phone's regular launch date of September 19th. Now, however, Apple's website shows the 64GB and 128GB versions of the iPhone 6 shipping in 7 to 10 business days.

Getting in touch with Apple was also difficult on Friday. The Apple text-chat support went down this afternoon, and those calling for a representative were stuck listening to a taped message telling them that calls to the company were higher than normal.

The Apple iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch screen with resolution of 750 x 1334. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus offers a 5.5 inch screen with resolution of 1080 x 1920. Both are powered by the new A8 processor, feature an improved 8MP camera, longer battery life and NFC connectivity. While Apple did announce that today's pre-order period produced a record number of reservations for the first day, it did not release any sales figures.

source: CNET

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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151 Comments

1. raza972area

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

Bring it on trollers!!

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So all of those people who said Apple will never sell these phones.. Where are they now?

12. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Shhhh. iYou're igonna iattract ithe ipeople iwho itype ilike ithis, ithinking ithey iare iinsulting ipeople iwhen iin ireality ithey ijust imake ithemselves ilook istupid iand imoronic.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And then have them telling you they're only selling it to the blind followers. :(

27. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Yep.They act like the only legitimate reason that exists in this entire world is that Apple forces and slaves the purchase of iPhones to the users who have zero choice and judgement in buying the device that they are forced to buy, all because they are hard wired to geographically find their way into any Apple store and purchase these devices forced upon them, with not even .001% of a decision made over other devices. No choice at all. Everyone who buys an iPhone is a robot that has been bred and spawned purposely for this reason. Ohhhh Apple. I knew it all along. Wont fool me! In case you illogical fanboys didn't realize, that was all sarcasm.

47. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well they aren't known as sheep for nothing. Honestly, it doesn't matter that people buy the iPhone, people buy jesus toasts for ridiculous sums of money too. What matters is that some of these people (supposed sheep) have no idea what they're buying and only spout mindless talking points when asked. That is the real problem, case in point -->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMsLArefSOw That is why there are so many Apple sheep and why they get no respect whatsoever. Uninformed/idiot consumers are the reason progress is hemorrhaged and companies like Apple can hold back the whole system for their own gain at the cost of the entire market not just theirs.

92. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

LMAO!!!.. I know that was old but I did not see it before.. thanks! Hilarious!!

113. infinitymurano2012

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

I think you are the real sh**p for not respecting other people's choices. Everyone is free to spend their money the way they what and they sure have their own reason for it. I have had Nexus devices from the Nexus S, and have had iPhone since iPhone 4S, I have my reasons to say iPhone is a clear winner in terms of the product design quality and the amazing look and feel of the iPhone apple has put in place since iPhone 4. It is also the winner in terms of performance, compared that to cheap mostly plastic android phones (HTC ONE aside) with their lagging and less stable system.And please don't bu***t me with that whole internal specs cr*p because we know its not about the higher RAM and CPU numbers anymore, its about how the phones perform in launching the same apps. And again, Apple comes out a winner. Simply, android needs higher CPU's and RAM to run smoothly because the OS is not well optimized and worked out the way iOS is and if you dont believe me go look at the benchmarks test for every single iPhone that has come out since iPhone 4 and compare them with an android phone of the same generation. Dont be a hater please, because to be a hater, you need to have good reasons for your hatred, but you dont, you are just pissed because apple puts android to shame every time, that's why you and other Androcolouses spend their time hating on Apple stuff under every apple related article. Have a good day while apple keeps breaking records :)

115. Cicero

Posts: 1113; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Yes you are right. Android need more power because it is dooing more than ios icons. I am not repeating here about active widgets and true multitasting. If you enjoy icons so be it. Compare a unboxed nexus with an unboxed iphone. Get it?

129. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Well large portion of iOS users are tech savvy also just like android . Like me i can bet that i have more knowledge of what is actually inside your android phones right down to the instruction set of the soc and frequency of the RAM.

131. engineer-1701d unregistered

you got to admit if it was not for carrier subs not many people would be getting this. i want to see the stats around the world. or stats of actual sales to people not stores and tech sites. i tell you this carriers are very happy and this will hurt tmobile and sprints new planes buy it outright, next news article apples increase in price to help push people back to 2 year contracts.

57. huhblub

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

looking for attention i think..ist hat what it is?

30. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

This iTroll finally have rejuvenated LOL Must have been a long week for all iTrolls LOL They were 'VERY' hungry for a news like this since 09/09/14 LOL Well we now know using the letter 'i' bothers this iTroll a lot even though he'll never admit it LOL

130. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

lol on apple posts you are a troll not iPhone users moron . lol at least some common sense .

149. darkkjedii

Posts: 30953; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ithats ihilarious, iand itrue. i+1

61. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Anyone who made radical claims like "Apple will never sell these phones.." were just spouting stupidity. Of course they're going to sell like hot cakes. They're meeting the demand their iPhone buyers have been requesting for years. I now expect to see iPhone market share to skyrocket and a TON of Android users to switch back to iOS. I'm predicting the exodus.

67. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol no one is leaving Android for that BS. For that to happen there needs to be a compelling reason to switch and there just isn't. The iFans have a reason to buy it, but only because they go from one shafting to another, everyone else has had those features for years.

76. deku13

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

I am. After spending a week on vacation trying to use google on my g2 only to end up relying on my girls iPhone. I'll gladly make the switch.

79. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Trying to use google? This is literally a real life example of what I was talking about in comment 47.

85. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

you should google search, how to use google. I think that's what your problem was....x_X

93. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Wait.. so you are having trouble using Google, accessing the website Google.com from your browser?

116. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

No he's probably hating Google Chrome since th3y effed it up in this last update... Who puts the effing refresh button in the menu adding an extra step? Fail google

100. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

There will be lots of no ones. GN4's epic fail will prove that.

111. marcelmmx

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Well, you are wrong my friend. The display size is a very compelling reason. There are thousands of people, including myself, who have been only waiting for Apple to introduce a larger phone. The performance is sufficient even on 4s, so Apple did not really have a reason to significantly boost performance on the 6. The main reason for me to do the switch is the troublefree user experience Apple offers - it just works. We have all three platforms in our family and Apple's is a clear winner for me. At certain age you just want your devices to work out of the box without having to spend hours looking for the ideal app to do the job. I know there are people who buy iPhone for different reasons, but this is mine.

127. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

You have to realise that not all android users are geeks like you most just buy it because of big display or relatively lower price and this iPhone might address this market .

101. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

First half of your post, right up to "years", made sense; the second half is pure, delusional nonsense...

63. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

68. JMartin22

Posts: 2368; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Who said that? No matter how lackluster of a company they have been, we've always known them to be a sales churning machine.

81. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Just ask the editors over at Engadget, BGR, theverge and especially Gizmodo. Some of the biggest big phone bashers around. I wonder how much Apple a$$ kissing they will give the iPhone next week. They will make it seem that Apple created the first 5.5" phone.

87. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Anyone who doubts the iPhone is going to sell is an idiot who is only lying to themselves. I, and the rest of the people with common sense knew the new iPhone(s) were going to sell like crazy. This is a big deal for apple fans, finally they are getting an iphone with a 4.7 inch inch display and even a 5.5 inch one. That's always been the biggest complaint people I know had with the iPhone, the display was too small, now that problem has been resolved.

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