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

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