We were saying yesterday that the Apple site seemingly had trouble coping with the initial influx of iPhone 6 pre-orders, and that waiting times were already hitting several weeks for certain models.
In case there was any doubt about the iPhone 6’s popularity, Apple has confirmed that it’s set some sort of pre-order record.
Re/code’s Ina Fried (a favourite of Martin James) relays a statement from an Apple representative, and it looks a little something like this: “Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight.”
US network Sprint chimes in, too, confirming that “response has been strong”, while T-Mobile yells: “Demand has been huge.”
Of course, Apple doesn’t care to specify just how many iPhone 6 pre-orders it’s taken, nor does it specify which model is the more popular – though it’s presumed to be the more wallet- and pocket-friendly 4.7in offering.
For the record, last year’s iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s sold a whopping nine million in their first weekend. Expect Apple to fire out a press release if demand is greater still this year.
All permutations of the iPhone 6 Plus currently carry a 3-4 week wait time, and it’s a similar story for the 64GB iPhone 6. The 16GB and 128GB iPhone 6 are available for delivery in 7-10 days.