iPhone 6s pre-orders on course to beat last year’s record

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Get ready for more shattered records.
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Apple is reportedly on track to beat 2014’s record-smashing 10 million+ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders, according to a statement released by the company.

“Customer response to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world,” a spokesperson for Apple says. “We are on pace to beat last year’s 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale September 25.”

Apple says that the intense online demand has exceeded its own internal forecasts, likely resulting in a shortage of handsets for launch day.

“We are working to catch up as quickly as we can, and we will have iPhone 6s Plus as well as iPhone 6s units available at Apple retail stores when they open next Friday,” Apple’s statement continues.

Although the number is reportedly higher than expected, previous reports have suggested that Apple was predicting massive pre-orders. One report from a couple of months ago claimed that Apple’s first batch of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units was around 85-90 million, compared with the 70-million units Apple ordered in 2014.

Don’t worry, though: Even if you haven’t placed your order there are still places where you can secure your brand new handset for launch day.

Source: CNBC

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  • dbtwothree

    Although I was able to easily get a 64GB Space Gray 6[S]+ shortly after 3AM EST through the Apple Store App/Apple Pay and am happy, the excitement of going to the Apple/AT&T Store in the early hours of the morning to wait with other Apple enthusiasts to get one on launch day is more satisfying. I’m not a Crazy whose going to camp-out, but getting there before dawn and meeting people who share similar interests was always an event.

    • JJ

      I know right? It has become a yearly tradition. Like you, I will not camp out or fall in line again for a new iPhone (been there, done that), but it’s nice to check the scene out.

      • dbtwothree

        Granted. I was the first at the local Apple Store overnight in the large mall nearby (which was a certified mob not to mention weird being in a dark mall) for the i4 but the AT&T Corporate Store was simply a matter of getting there a few hours before to get a decent place in line. Everyone on an iPhone, iPad, MacBook searching forums and blogs for other iPhone launch scenes and supply issues all over the world is fun.

  • FriarNurgle

    We preordered 3 through T-Mobile. Upgrading with their Jump on Demand plan. Guess there was some loophole and we were able to bump up from 64GB to 128GB for free on all our phones. Pretty sweet.