Last week, Apple Inc. introduced its latest iPhone line--the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus--with larger screen sizes, higher screen resolution and Apple Pay with a release date of Friday, Sept. 19. Now, the Cupertino-based company hyping that it has achieved a record number of first day pre-orders for the smartphones.
Apple said it has recorded more than 4 million pre-orders in the first 24 hours--exceeding the demand of the initial pre-order supply. The company said while a significant amount of phones will be shipped and available on Sept. 19, additional pre-orders will have to wait until October to get their hands on the latest iPhone. Apple said that a supply of iPhones will be available for walk-in purchase at Apple retail stores and advises to arrive early
The iPhone 6 comes in gold, silver or space gray and will be available in a 16GB model price at $199, a 64GB model prices at $299 or a 128GB model (offered for the first time) priced at $399 with a two-year contract. The larger screened iPhone Plus comes in similar colors and is priced at $299 for the 16GB model, $399 for the 64GB model and $499 for the 128GB model.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on Sept.19 and in more than 20 additional countries beginning on Friday, Sept. 26 including 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.