News by Luke Jones on Friday September 12, 2014.
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The biggest launch in smartphone history? Oh, that would be the current roll out of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple's latest and I presume greatest flagships. Expect sales records to tumble as rabid Apple fans tear themselves to pieces to get an iPhone, with millions upon millions expected to sell this weekend. The launch has actually been fraught with problems though, but despite that, both the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus are already selling out.To put that into perspective, they were put up for pre-order sale just a few hours ago (they start shipping on September 18th) but already stock is limited. Some models (color and storage dependant) are already out of stock, while the remaining devices will probably follow suit pretty soon. Individual carrier websites were the first to run out, which is to be expected as they only get limited initial runs compared to an official Apple source. Both Verizon and AT&T have pushed shipping dates for the iPhone 6 Plus up to the beginning of October and that date is likely to rise as stock is firmly unavailable. Certain models of the normal iPhone 6 are still available, but then there were probably more units of the smaller flagship available. As for Apple's official website, that suffered some problems from the sheer demand, crashing and shutting down a number of time. The issues seem to have been solved, but the 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6 Plus is sold out, while other models across the range are disappearing. In other big markets it is a similar issue, with Germany already out of its stock run, and carriers in the United Kingdom also being sold out. Yes, that image of Tim Cook sitting in his chair laughing wildly appearing in your head is probably justified as Apple has pulled it off again, no matter what you happen to think of the actual device.
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