Apple (AAPL) says that it has sold a record number of pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus since the new devices became available for pre-order on the company’s online store Friday morning.
A representative for the Cupertino-based tech giant told Re/code that the “response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of pre-orders overnight.” Unfortunately, the iPhone maker has yet to provide any numbers in terms of how many units it has sold during last night’s frenzy making it quite difficult to draw conclusions about overall demand.
AT&T (T) meanwhile, announced in a press release today that last night’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-order demand was the biggest ever. The demand was so high that less than 24 hours after the pre-order sales for Apple (AAPL)’s two new phones started – most major carriers had sold through their entire allotment of smartphones. Mark Siegel, the AT&T spokesman, told Re/Code that demand for the new iPhones “is higher than that seen in either of the past two years”. Also, Verizon (VZ) advised their customers of a delay in shipping for the new 64GB and 128GB configurations to Oct. 7 because there were no phones left to sell. Apple themselves were showing shipping times of 3 to 4 weeks on the same models versus delivery on the first day of sale.
On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Both new iPhones are 25% faster than the iPhone 5S and go on sale Sept. 19 in 115 countries, starting at $199 and $299, respectively.