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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 Business Day for 16 and 64GB Models

As the Christmas holiday approaches, Apple Store shipping estimates for both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus from all carriers in all colors and in 16 and 64GB capacities have now improved to just 1 business day in the United States, bringing the company close to reaching a supply/demand balance on those devices.

The larger-capacity 128GB devices remain somewhat more constrained than the lower-capacity models, and ship in 3 to 5 business days.

Shipping estimates are similarly improved in many other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Thailand, Philippines, and more.

Throughout the month of December, shipping estimates have been slowly improving as Apple has catches up with demand, and in early December, estimates had improved to 3 to 5 days for 16/64GB models and 7 to 10 days for 128GB models. Last week, estimates for the 16and 64GB models improved further, reaching 1 to 3 day estimates before jumping up again this week to just 1 day.

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The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been severely constrained since their September debut, but Apple has worked hard to improve available supply, going so far as to reportedly delay mass production on the rumored iPad Pro to focus on producing more iPhone 6 Plus units.

In store supply of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has also seen major improvement over the course of the last few weeks, and in many stores around the country, it's now possible to walk in and purchase an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. According to tracking tool iStockNow, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units from all carriers and in all colors and capacities are widely available at most stores.

Back in October, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that demand for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was "far outstripping" supply, but based on the continually improving shipping times, Apple appears to be on track to meet its supply goals before the end of the year.

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19 months ago
Still waiting for iPhone 6 Mini :cool:
Rating: 9 Votes
19 months ago
The revenue from iPhone sales alone could buy a small country lol
Rating: 7 Votes
19 months ago



Throughout the month of December, shipping estimates have been slowly improving as Apple has catches up with demand, and in early December, estimates had improved to 3 to 5 days (http://www.macrumors.com/2014/12/03/iphone-6-6-plus-shipping-times-improve/) for 16/64GB models and 7 to 10 days for 128GB models. Last week, estimates for the 16and 64GB models improved further, reaching 1 to 3 day estimates before jumping up again this week to just 1 day.


Come on MR, need to work on Grammar. "Apple has catches up..." Really?
Rating: 7 Votes
19 months ago

Still waiting for iPhone 6 Mini :cool:


You meant iPhone 6 Plus Mini? #
Rating: 4 Votes
19 months ago
3 months since release and the back still looks like a half-finished prototype to me



Rating: 4 Votes
19 months ago
Whiners gotta whine.
Rating: 4 Votes
19 months ago

3 months since release and the back still looks like a half-finished prototype to me


Why are you looking at the back?
On mine, I find the front has the most utility :D
Rating: 4 Votes
19 months ago

All these "supply constraints" feel exactly by design. How convenient to push people last week to "order right now" or "maybe too late for Christmas," yet suddenly two days before Christmas a last second gut wrenching can't afford it fence sitter can have it overnighted to make just in time.

It's so weird that the same person who will believe all the weirdest conspiracies about "the oil companies" will at the same time believe without question the most bizarre BS coming from Angel #, even though Apple has more money and better marketers that ExxonMobile could ever dream of.


Wow, you went from a "iPhone 6/+ wait time" to ExxonMobile conspiracy theories? You should run for office.
Rating: 3 Votes
19 months ago

After Christmas sales will go into a tailspin. It's all Android from January to early September. The only thing I see worth any news will be the Apple watch. Not that it's good but just because of the Apple logo.

Now back to my Note 4 and Gear VR. :p


The vast majority of the world believes you're speaking out the side of your neck. But, then again, several hundred million people could be wrong. But, then again, probably not.
Rating: 3 Votes
19 months ago

Thank you, hard working labourers of Pegatron and Foxconn!

Your exhausting 70+ hour working weeks, forced overtime, and poor living conditions are finally paying off. At last, supply of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus appears to have caught up with demand!

The first world salutes your efforts.


I salute your sarcasm and encourage you to put up or shut up! I dare you to buy a phone manufactured outside of China!
On that note I challenge you to actually find a single mobile phone manufactured outside of China.
Rating: 2 Votes

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