Apple s iPhone 6 and the bigger iPhone 6 Plus went up for preorders earlier today in select markets. While the experience of booking one of the new iPhones was anything but pleasant, Apple has said that its overnight preorders for the new iPhones set a new record. Also Read - iPhone 12 Mini reaches end of production already, say rumoursAlso Read - Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale top deals: iPhone SE, Poco X3 Pro and more on discount
In a statement to Re/code, an Apple spokesperson said, Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight. Additionally, an AT&T spokesperson too said that the demand for the new iPhones is higher than that seen in either of the past two years. Also Read - Beware! This new iOS bug breaks WiFi on iPhones: Here's a quick fix for it
It would interesting to see, if Apple does reveal the official numbers, considering it didn t last year when the iPhone 5C was up for preorders. Before that, Apple had readily revealed the numbers for three straight years. In the first 24 hours, the company had garnered two million preorders for the iPhone 5, one million for the iPhone 4S a year before, and 600,000 preorders for the iPhone 4.
The first batch of the new iPhones will go on sale on September 19, and we will come to know how many units Apple sold by September 22. Last year, Apple sold a record nine million units of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on the launch weekend. A couple of years back it managed to sell five million units of the iPhone 5 and before that four million iPhone 4S units on the launch weekend.
While it is normal to see this kind of demand for Apple s newly unveiled iPhones, the company is again facing delays in shipping the devices, especially the bigger 5.5-inch phablet, Reuters reports. The online Apple Store currently shows a delay of four to five weeks for the delivery of the phablet. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6, which is still bigger than current iPhones, is available for delivery on September 19.
The new iPhones are available in two variants called iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. They are differentiated by their display size 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch and are powered by next-generation 64-bit A8 processor paired with an M8 coprocessor and 1GB of RAM. The smartphones also feature an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel Facetime camera at the front, NFC and three storage options 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. On the software front, the two new iPhones run on iOS 8. Prices for the new iPhones start at $649 for iPhone 6, and $749 for iPhone 6 Plus.