The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were only made available for pre-order today, but you’ll already be hard pressed to find a website from where you can reserve the latter. The plethora of people eager to get their hands on the iPhone 6 Plus have already managed to depleted the initial stock in just a matter of hours. According to GSMArena, the Apple stores in the US, Germany, France, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK have an ETA of 3 to 4 weeks while the Hong Kong store lists the iPhone 6 Plus as unavailable. Well, a lot of people did speculate that Apple ran into some production problems and that the bigger phone will only be available in limited quantities at launch. It looks like they were definitely right.
On the bright side, there are still plenty of regular iPhone 6 units to go around, although certain variants might already be unavailable in some countries. U.S. retailers however don’t seem to have a shortage so all units pre-ordered today are expected to be shipped on September 19th, just like it was previously announced. Apple presumably ordered somewhere between 70 million and 80 million iPhone 6 smartphones in preparation for the launch, but it already seems like it’s going to need to make another order in the near future. Hopefully they can also manage to provide more iPhone 6 Plus units as it looks like people want to buy them faster than Apple can sell them.
The device is definitely expensive, but it’s Apple’s first phablet so all this excitement was to be expected. But will users be happy with the iPhone 6 Plus? I, for one, am very eager to find out. In the meantime, we’ve made a comparison between the device and another highly anticipated phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Check out our comparison here if you want to learn more and make sure you stay tuned for more news.