Apple has announced that first day iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus preorders topped 4 million in the first 24 hours they were available. The amount is double the preorder numbers for the iPhone 5 in 2012.
“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.”
Preorder demand soon outstripped the initial supply of devices on Friday, and while a great many iPhones will be delivered to customers on Friday, others will be receiving their orders throughout September and into October.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for walk-in purchase to customers on Friday, September 19th at 8:00AM local time, at Apple retail stores. Both models will also be available on Friday from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, additional carriers and select Apple Authorized Resellers, although supply at those stores will be limited.
Apple will begin selling the two phones in its retail stores and through third-party retailers and carriers beginning Friday, September 19th in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. The company will roll out the handset to more than 20 additional countries on September 26, those countries 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.