Apple finally lifted the lid on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last Tuesday, and it came as little surprise to hear that the phones quickly set pre-order records. Indeed, writing in a press release yesterday, Apple proudly revealed that pre-orders topped four million in the first 24 hours.
As per annual tradition, it’s suggested that new-iPhone demand will exceed supply at launch (quelle surprise), but this time around, we’re told it might take until November for things to balance out. Sacré bleu, as the Russians say.
That’s the story over on Fudzilla, a fantastically named site that would normally have entirely different, non-tech connotations in bonnie Scotland.
Crediting “analysts we spoke with”, the Fuds write: “an estimate of late October that some are suggesting isn’t practical and it will likely push into November before the supply starts to catch up with the demand.”
Furthermore, there’ll supposedly be “additional supply” for walk-in purchases on Friday, though it’s not clear if that means in addition to the stock that’s been pre-ordered (i.e. par for the course), or that Apple has pulled some strings to get even more units in stock, lest frenzied consumers tear their shops to bits.
One thing’s for sure: people be going iPhone 6 crazy. Now if only those poor Californians could innovate, bah!