Apple has sold more than 4 million preorder sales of its newest iPhone6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Demand is high, and Apple knows it. The California company has ordered its manufacturers to produce 70 to 80 million units of iPhone 6 Plus by the end of the year (Dec. 30). This is 40% more iPhone devices that Apple ordered in its initial run of the iPhone 5.
Supply is low. Apple’s first weekend numbers will be delayed because of it. Many phones will be shipped in October instead of September.
“iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled customers love them as much as we do,” said Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, on Monday. “Pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set a new record for Apple, and we can’t wait to get our best iPhones yet into the hands of customers starting this Friday.”
To get your hands on the iPhone 6 Plus will be a bit tricky. Retail stores will begin selling the large screen device and its counterpart on Friday. Apple offers online sales directly from their site, though there’s a 3-4 week delay when ordering the iPhone 6 Plus, and a 5-7 day with the 4.7 inch device.
If you were wondering, last year the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c units that launched simultaneously sold 9 million devices. iPhone 5 sold 5 million units during the initial weekend.
Devices will be landing in various countries but the countries that get the first go are: U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K.