Long time before its actual announcement, the iPhone 6, with both its 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models, has been the center of attention in terms of tech news. Apple‘s device has been benefiting from insane amounts of hype for the last couple of months, therefore it is understandable how Apple’s stocks have already been depleted, in such a short period after the handset’s announcement. The device is not available for the time being, but can be picked up again starting with October, as specified on Apple’s website.
Apple’s online store started taking pre-orders for the gadget on September 12, and since then, both variants have been sold out, starting with the larger, 5.5 inch screen iPhone 6 Plus. The demand was high for both models, however, as recent numbers have set a record for overnight pre-order quantities.
According to CNBC, it’s going to be a while before users can purchase the newest iPhone through carriers, as it will be made available through Verizon starting with the 21st of October. The models coming on this date will be the 16 and 64 GB ones. The same variants are coming to AT&T as well, only it will take a while longer. AT&T says that it will take them 35 to 42 business days to ship the iPhone 6 Plus, while Verizon claims they can do it in three to four weeks. T-Mobile has not made the device available for shipping right away.
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are expected to continue the work of the previous iPhone 5S and 5C which claimed the position of top earners for Apple last year. Thanks to these devices, the company was able to score $171 billion, according to Phone Arena.
The configuration of Apple’s variety scheme has suffered some changes for this year’s iPhone product refresh. If in previous years, the company treated fans with not only a 16 GB version, but also with boosted variants which featured 32 and 64 GB respectively, this years is a little different, as the iPhone and iPad manufacturer is coming with the 16 and 64 GB models, but no 32 GB variant. This is due to it being replaced by a super boosted model that features no less than 128 GB of internal storage capacity, which should satisfy even the last Apple user complaining about the device not having any support for microSD cards. Each variant bumps up the price by $100 for the 4.7 inch iPhone, as the 16, 64 and 128 GB versions will set you back $199, $299 and $399 respectively, while the 5.5 inch version follows the same pattern, but starts off at a higher point. The price tags for the iPhone 6 Plus are $299, $399 and $499.