Apple iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 Plus, which were launched by the Cupertino-based company, in an event on 9 September have been embraced with seemingly open arms by people in various countries, including the United States of America.
This fact is evident when we consider the fact that America's major wireless carrier AT&T has reported record-breaking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders, after the carrier opened pre-orders for both the smartphones starting 12 September.
"It was a terrific day for our customers and us. This is our biggest iPhone, pre-order launch day ever," said Mr Glenn Lurie, president and CEO at AT&T Mobility, in an official press release.
However, AT&T has not yet made public the exact pre-order numbers of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, but going by a 9to5 Mac report, approximately 80 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus smartphone handsets were ordered and supplied by Apple to retail outlets.
Despite the fact that 80 million units were given by Apple to partner outlets, most of these outlets reportedly faced 'enhanced demand' leading to dearth in stocks.
Also, AT&T's online pre-ordering system reportedly crashed temporarily due to a rush in people pre-ordering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
On its part, Apple has also confirmed the fact that both its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus had set new sales record overnight.
What the Record Pre-Orders Mean to Prospective buyers?
Those of you looking to purchase Apple's latest improved/creative flagship devices, need to hurry up and pre-order your device at the earliest as carriers across the USA (and other parts of the world) are reporting increased demand for both the iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 Plus.
With online retailers (majorly AT&T) having reported a temporary breakdown in its backend due to the increased rush (by buyers) to pre-order Apple's latest flagships, physical retail stores (brick and mortar stores) cannot be expected to stock in enough smartphone units for you to buy.
Under these circumstances, online ordering (and reserving units to be shipped later) seems to be the best option for iPhone lovers and prospective buyers.
Where do I buy the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from?
In the United States:
AT&T has opened pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the carrier is also offering the smartphones at $0 down payment under a 24 month EMI option.
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Verizon is also taking pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The carrier has priced the flagship at $199 (with a two-year carrier contract), and $299 (with a two-year contract) for the larger iPhone 6 Plus.
In the United Kingdom:
If you live in the UK, and want to pre-order the Apple iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, here is a list of carriers accepting pre-orders for both the smartphones:
Things seem to be bleak in India as of now, as pre-orders are yet to be opened for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The grim situation in the country is reflected by the fact that Apple India took-off from its official webpage, the release date of iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus) in the country, which was earlier 17 October.