Apple has officially started taking pre-orders for its latest flagship smartphones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
In an entirely predictable case of déjà vu, the Apple site experienced problems as (presumably) hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of ravenous consumers melted the internet, while iPhone 6 delivery times are unsurprisingly creeping up already.
Many consumers eager to grab a slice of iPhone 6 beaver found the Apple site unresponsive for several agonising (ahem) hours, and while CNET appears to be shocked to its very core, it’s par for the course, love.
Shara Tibken suggests Apple has “angered” its customers, and describes the situation as an “embarrassment”. Could this be the end of Apple? I think it just might.
Over on the Apple site (which is now fully accessible, THANK THE LORD), waiting times for various models are already hitting 3-4 weeks.
At the time of writing, UK buyers are looking at a 7 to 10-day wait for the 4.7in iPhone 6, that’s regardless of colour (silver, gold, space grey) or storage (16GB, 64GB, 128GB).
In years gone by, some orders falling under “7-10 business days” have been fulfilled on launch day, so don’t go jumping off that window ledge just yet.
Meanwhile, it’s 3-4 weeks for the 5.5in iPhone 6 Plus – again that’s regardless of storage or colour. Cue: speculation about just how many units of the iPhone 6 Plus were available in the first place; almost certainly less than the plain old iPhone 6.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to rob a bank to fund my 128GB iPhone 6 Plus at £789.